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Justin Bieber to fans: Put God first

Laura Donovan Contributor

Pop star and devout Christian Justin Bieber wants to spread the faith to fans, at least judging by his Sunday Teen Choice Award acceptance speech.

After landing the music male artist accolade, the Canadian teen hopped onstage, took the surfboard-styled trophy, and said “I want to say that anything is possible … You got to keep God first and always remember to keep family first. Jesus loves every one of you!”

The “Baby” singer made a similar statement earlier that evening, when he told Entertainment Tonight, “If you put God first and remember to always stay humble and always be gracious then anything can happen.”

Since becoming a worldwide music sensation in 2009, Bieber has vocalized his religious views many times. In an interview with The Guardian last year, the Billboard Music Award winner discussed how he shows gratitude to the Lord.

I pray all the time,” Bieber explained to The Guardian. “I pray two to three times a day. When I wake up I thank him for my blessings. I thank him for putting me in this position. And at the end of the day I get out my Bible. At home-school my tutor is Christian, so we go over Bible verses. It’s something that keeps me grounded.”

When asked if he believed atheists would be better off as Christians, the “Never Say Never” star said, “They’re definitely missing out.”

In a February interview with Rolling Stone, Bieber expressed a more conservative standpoint on abortion, stating, “I really don’t believe in abortion … It’s like killing a baby.”