Cindy Crawford

Religion, politics, and ideas ofCindy Crawford

Summary

Crawford was a non-practicing Protestant, and now appears to be a practicing Presbyterian.

Sometimes on the left, sometimes on the right, she's an Independent.

Editorial

Cindy Crawford was born and raised in DeKalb, Illinois.

Crawford is a Protestant, but in some articles and interviews earlier in life, she didn't seem very dedicated to the church. One article described her as a "nonpracticing Protestant."[1] And in another article she described her views as unconventional:

I'm religious but in my own personal way. I always say that I have a Cindy Crawford religion – it's my own.[2]

But after she had her first child, the Cindy Crawford religion sounded a little more like Presbyterian. She told one magazine that she would raise her children Protestant while still exposing them to Judaism, her husband's religion.[3] And in 2007 she hosted a fundraiser event for the Malibu Presbyterian Church which was described as her "home church."[4]

So it seems like she's fairly religious now, even if she wasn't in the past.

An Evolving Independent Mind… or a Flip Flopper

The label we're able to put on Crawford's political views is Independent. For instance, she supported Barack Obama in 2008 and even donated a few thousand bucks to his campaign, but then appeared in a fundraising video for Mitt Romney during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2011.[5]

As a model, it seems she is automatically the focus of scrutiny by some feminists, and she's received her share of criticism. But she doesn't shy away from a response:

When I did 'Playboy,' I got letters from women who didn't consider it feminist to do nude photographs. I thought the whole POINT of being a feminist was that you got to make your own choices.[6]

She appeared in a PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) anti-fur campaign and signed a statement with them that she would refuse to wear fur. And then she did, a few times, on the covers of magazines. That change of heart prompted PETA to call her a "morally bankrupt washed-up former model."[7]

She hasn't said anything that I could find about gay marriage, but she's apparently a supporter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).[8] And she tries to do her part to be eco-friendly by cutting down on the number of plastic bags she uses and eliminating plastic water bottles from her home.[9]

It appears that Crawford is going to blaze her own path through politics, and isn't going to do what people expect. It's like her religion: she's got her own Cindy Crawford brand of politics to which she adheres.

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