"American Idol" alum David Archuleta is apologizing to fans after tweeting a quote that many perceived as an anti-gay message.
Archuleta, who is a Mormon and has completed a two-year spiritual mission trip to Chile, shared a quote from Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quarum of the Twelve Apostles. However, fans considered the quotes as the signer showing his support for Indiana's homophobic Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
"Romantic love is incomplete. It is a prelude. Love is nourished by the coming of children, who spring from the fountain of love...expressed between a man and a woman in marriage. #PresPacker," read the message.
The "Crush" singer has since removed the message from his Twitter account and took to his official website to issue an apology regarding the misunderstanding.
"I apologize if I have offended anyone with the quote I sent out Saturday," Archuleta wrote. "I guess I didn't think about the line 'expressed between a man and a woman in marriage' being stressed when the whole quote didn't fit in just 1 tweet. I am sorry my intentions were misunderstood, as my main focus was that too often romance is looked at as the end-all when there is so much more. The bonds that can be there within a family and raising kids, as that is the most valuable thing I have: my family. I do hope however, that whoever may have been offended may know I respect everyone's freedom to believe and live as they choose. I hope others can respect what I value most in my life as well. Again, I'm sorry and please forgive me if I offended you. David."
Indiana's new law will allow people and businesses to refuses service or discriminate against members of the LGBT community. It has received widespread backlash from several celebrities, including Miley Cyrus, Zach Braff, Donald Faison and "Parks and Recreation" actor Nick Offerman.