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Britney Spears cites gay marriage opponent as favorite author

Though maybe not what you'd call a card-carrying Mensa International member, Britney Spears is apparently an avid reader of homophobic theologians.

During a Q&A on Twitter, the pop diva was asked what her favorite book was. “Anything by Max Lucado,” she responded, sending her sizable LGBT fanbase into a spin since the former preacher is reportedly an outspoken opponent of gay marriage.

According to the New York Daily News, Lucado cites the tired “gay marriage will lead to people marrying their daughters, communal townsfolk wedding one another en masse, and giraffes tying the knot with yo mama” argument. “Don't underestimate the evil bent of the human heart,” he says. Spears has been a vocal proponent of gay marriage, so maybe she just skimmed Lucado's books and missed those parts. Or, perhaps she never read them at all. Stranger things have happened.

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