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Monday, February 3, 2014

Hollywood Upset: No Singing About God

By Rick Pearcey • February 3, 2014, 12:14 PM

Mark Tooley writes at American Spectator:

There’s been a strange controversy over the now rescinded Oscar nomination for Alone Yet Not Alone, the song by quadriplegic Christian author Joni Eareckson Tada for an independent movie of the same name.

The nomination was reputedly "controversial" because it’s a religious song for a faith-based film.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Board of Governors explained that there had been inappropriate lobbying by the song composer, who’s a former board governor.

The composer says his mere email advocacy pales next to more typically sophisticated media campaigns for big budget Hollywood film songs.

It’s reportedly the first time the Academy has rescinded a nomination.

Hollywood likes to adopt the pose of being a rebel. But sometimes, let us say, "reactionary" seems a more apt description. 

Some controversy is just too much too bear, I suppose. Rebels must be taught lessons.

In any case, for a discussion of a film that upsets Tinseltown stereotypes, my review of "reel rebel" Fireproof may be of interest. 

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