Ricky Skaggs Gay Country Stars Welcomed 'We're All Sinners'

11/23/2014 9:00 AM PST

Ricky Skaggs -- Gay Country Singers Welcomed ... 'We're All Sinners'


Country star Ricky Skaggs has a fascinating take on the gay country singers coming out ... they are welcomed and accepted in the country world, because, "We're all sinners."

Our photog ran into Skaggs in Nashville, so he asked about country singers Ty Herndon and Billy Gilman coming out.  Skaggs seems genuinely accepting -- both for him and on behalf of the country world -- until he drops the line, "We're all sinners."

It's an interesting question for people fighting for gay rights -- can someone be on the right side for the wrong reason?