Miley Cyrus criticizes Christian conservatives for believing in 'fairy tales'

Miley Cyrus has drastically changed her looks and Christian views over the years. Once she considered the church as her 'greatest source of strength,' but now she says she has outgrown it.Reuters

Former Disney star Miley Cyrus has just taken a swipe against Christian conservatives for believing in "fairy tales" and refusing to give up on their traditional views of marriage. She further said that they should not be allowed to make laws in the United States, especially now that advocates of same-sex marriage are apparently gaining ground.

In a recent interview with Paper Magazine, Cyrus said she considers herself as the "least judgmental person ever" and that is why she has "a particular contempt for fundamentalist lawmakers who rally against this sort of progressive, potentially life-saving changes for the LGBT community."

"Those people — the ones who believe that, say, Noah's Ark was a real sea-faring vessel, that's insane," she said. "We've outgrown that fairy tale, like we've outgrown Santa and the tooth fairy."

Cyrus said she is open to loving anyone — either boy or girl. When she was just 14 years old, the "Wrecking Ball" singer admitted that she began feeling an attraction towards women.

She recalled telling her mother that she admires women in a different way. "And she asked me what that meant. And I said, 'I love them. I love them like I love boys,'" she shared. "And it was so hard for her to understand."

Cyrus said her mother did not want her to be judged and go to hell, but eventually, she said her mother came around because "she believes in me more than she believes in any God."

Cyrus was raised in a loving Christian home and was baptised in a Southern Baptist church. When she was starting her career, the "Hannah Montana" star even credited the church as her "greatest source of strength."

But after the wholesome television series wrapped up and Cyrus gained more popularity, she developed a different view about God and church. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus even told GQ Magazine that he regretted putting his daughter in the limelight because now the entertainment industry has destroyed their faith.

"Somewhere along this journey, both mine and Miley's faith has been shaken. That saddens me the most," he said.