What Is Taylor Swift's Religion? Here's What the Superstar Has Said About It

Chris Barilla - Author

May 15 2023, Published 11:54 a.m. ET

Taylor Swift performing during the Eras tour
Source: Getty Images

Given that she is one of the undisputed queens of modern pop music, Taylor Swift's success knows no bounds. After the release of her 2006 debut album, she rose to become one of the most famous performing artists of her generation, beloved by millions of fans across the globe.

Article continues below advertisement

Naturally, those millions of fans have plenty of questions about the more personal aspects of Taylor's life, including her religious beliefs. With that being said, what has Taylor said about her religion? Here's what to know.

Taylor Swift performing on opening night of her Eras tour on March 17, 2023
Source: Getty Images
Article continues below advertisement

What is Taylor Swift's religion?

In her 2020 documentary Miss Americana, Taylor said she was raised a Christian, but that she felt real Christian values were not being upheld by current lawmakers who claimed otherwise.

The documentary captured the moments in 2018 in which Taylor first began to speak up about her political beliefs, specifically when she decided to publicly endorse Democratic candidate Phil Bredesen in that year's Tennessee Senate race, where he faced off against conservative Republican Marsha Blackburn.

Taylor said in the doc: "I can't see another commercial and see Marsha Blackburn disguising these policies behind the words 'Tennessee Christian values.' Those aren't 'Tennessee Christian values.' I live in Tennessee. I'm a Christian. That's not what we stand for."

The singer-songwriter's beliefs appear to differ from the more traditional Christian values. Mainly, this includes Taylor's support of the LGBTQ+ community as well as support for abortion access.

Article continues below advertisement

Taylor told Variety in 2020 about breaking away from her previous apolitical public persona: "This was a situation where, from a humanity perspective and from what my moral compass was telling me I needed to do, I knew I was right, and I really didn't care about repercussions."

Taylor Swift accepting an award at the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 27, 2023
Source: Getty Images
Article continues below advertisement

Taylor Swift has spoken out in support of abortion access.

In a 2019 interview with The Guardian where she discussed her disdain for President Trump and the current atmosphere of U.S. politics, Taylor noted that she supports abortion rights and wants to bolster political candidates who will expand access to it.

"Obviously, I'm pro-choice," she said at the time, as Tennessee was gearing up to vote on an abortion ban. "I can't believe we're here. It's really shocking and awful. And I just wanna do everything I can for 2020. I wanna figure out exactly how I can help."

If one thing is clear from all of this, it's that Taylor has established her own relationship with faith. Although her beliefs deviate from some of Christianity's traditional values, she stands firm in her faith and the causes she supports.

More from Distractify

Latest Taylor Swift News and Updates

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.