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Lance Bass And Husband Michael Turchin Open Up About Their Interfaith Marriage

02/05/2015 11:38 am ET | Updated Feb 05, 2015

Lance Bass and his husband Michael Turchin are the perfect example of an interfaith couple for whom love comes before differing religious views.

Former *NSYNC member Bass, who is a Southern Baptist, wed Jewish artist Turchin on Dec. 20, 2014, and the ceremony will be broadcast Feb. 5 in the E! special "Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding." The couple told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on Wednesday that they hope their wedding serves as a reminder that love isn't about religion.

"Religion is the reason why we're still fighting about the word 'marriage,' and I think this is going to be so important for people to see -- take religion out of it, it's all just about love," Bass said. "When you see my Republican, conservative, Southern Baptist parents ... walk their gay son down the aisle, it shows you how everyone should act."

The couple plans to take a similarly open-minded approach when they teach their future children about the various types of spirituality.

"We're going to introduce them to everything, and it's up to them whatever they are drawn to. But I want to show them every walk of life and every culture and let them decide for themselves what they believe," Bass said.

Turchin agreed as he explained how he plans to discuss Judaism to the kids he hopes to have.

"I'm definitely going to teach them and show them their Jewish past, just so they have the understanding, but I'm not going to force them to believe anything or to adhere to any specific religious laws or anything like that. I think there's more harm in that than good," Turchin said.

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