Hollywood’s Latest Controversy: Oscar Nod for Christian Movie Song by Joni Eareckson Tada
January 17, 2014 Leave a comment
“Alone Yet Not Alone,” a song in a movie of the same name, is a nominee for best song, and will be performed during the Oscars. It is sung by Joni Eareckson Tada, a well-known Christian quadriplegic author who also sings.
The nomination has received negative reactions not for its quality, but for endorsements by James Dobson, Rick Santorum, and Josh Dugger, executive director of Family Resource Council Action. Film.com said the movie is endorsed by “anti-gay hate group activists,” while the Boston Globe headline reads, “The Oscar nomination that stinks to heaven.
Ken Wales, one of the producers of the film, told Christianity Today that the nomination comes “by the grace of God,” and that regardless of the outcome, “to God be the glory.”