Friday, March 27, 2009

View of the World Through Christian Conservative Lenses

American Idol and the Cricket

It’s another American Idol night. As I raced home to view my favorite show, I was anticipating seeing which contestants were going to make it to sing another week, and who would go home. I love this show! I have since the very first season. As the show progressed, it was announced that next up was a great Motown Medley from Stevie Wonder. Cool. He’s a living legend. I enjoy his music.

And I was enjoying his music right up to the part where he felt the need to shout “I love you, Barack Obama.” Now, I can’t say that I was offended. I believe that everyone has the right to believe in the political beliefs of their choosing. Isn’t it great that we live in a country that allows us to do that? What stunned me is the unfiltered way the left has of sharing their beliefs in the midst of “entertainment”. And the frequency with which they do it.

Liberal entertainers are more than comfortable sharing their “opinions” with the nearest available camera crew for public consumption. And they thrive on it. Well, frankly, I’m tired of it! If I’m choosing to view something for entertainment, then entertain me! Don’t share your political views because I don’t want to hear them.

We’ve seen it a lot. Kanye West declaring “George Bush hates black people” during a televised charity fundraiser for Katrina victims. Natale Maines from the Dixie Chicks and her comment about “being ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas” at a concert in London in 2006. Stevie Wonder on American Idol tonight. And scores of other television, movie and music celebrities that are way too long to even begin listing.

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