Justin Bieber goes to church and believes in Jesus, but says he doesn't consider himself 'religious'

Ricky Vigil M/GC Images/Getty ImagesJustin Bieber’s guitar has a cross drawn on it.
  • Justin Bieber opened up about his faith in a new interview with Vogue.
  • “I don’t believe in all the religious elitism and pretentiousness,” Bieber said, though he attends church regularly and believes in Jesus.
  • He attends Hillsong, an Australian megachurch.

Justin Bieber has his faith, but he doesn’t think of himself as a “religious” person.

In a new cover story for Vogue, the 24-year-old singer said while he attends church and believes in Jesus, he avoids “religion” as a concept.

“I wouldn’t consider myself religious,” Bieber said. “That confuses a lot of people because they’re like, ‘Well, you go to church.’ I believe in the story of Jesus – that’s the simplicity of what I believe. But I don’t believe in all the religious elitism and pretentiousness, like people are better than you because they come to church, like you have to go to church and dress a certain way.”

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He said he understands that religion has “been so hurtful to a lot of people.”

“I don’t want to be thought of as someone who stands for any of the injustice that religion has done and does do,” he said.

Bieber is a member of Hillsong, an Australian megachurch that has locations all over the world. It was at a Hillsong location in New York City where he became good friends with his now-wife,Hailey Bieber, formerly Baldwin.

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“One day Justin walked into Hillsong and was like, ‘Hey, you got older’,” Hailey told Vogue. “I was like, ‘Yeah, what’s up?’ Over time he became my best guy friend.”

The husband and wife are now often photographed attending Hillsong services, as well as Churchome, a ministry based in Seattle.

Read the full story in Vogue.

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