I almost fell off the couch when I saw this on live tv in front of 30 million people.
This truly baffles me, and I would love to know the workings of the minds of the producers that led to this decision.
Wednesday night American Idol Shout to the Lord:
"Without the name of Jesus - the word Shepherd was substituted."
Thursday night American Idol Shout to the Lord:
"With the name of Jesus"
I also find it intriguing that only 3 sang the word Jesus - Brooke, David A, and Kristy - only they sang the first part of the song.
Some interesting blogs on the subject:
If you know of a good blog/news report on this subject, please email me or leave a comment.
Out of all the comments I read, I like these two the most:
I'm still surprised the mainstream entertainment media haven't yet reported on this story. What went on behind the scenes? Why do the song in the first place? Who decided to censor it? Who then decided to repeat it without censoring it? Were there many complaints from viewers? Were there legal issues? What was the reaction of the show's participants? Maybe we'll never know, but I find this a very interesting little cultural event. Here is my blog entry on my Centre Daily Times newspaper blog.
Apr 10, 2008 at 8:46 amApr 10, 2008 at 8:46 amhttp://www.idolstalker.com/american-idol-top-8-shout-to-the-lord/
You’ve got to remember one thing, God doesn’t get offended like we do. He will always BE God whether we praise Him or not, He will always have dominion, whether we submit or not. Adopting an attitude that bashes individuals you do not know shows how much mercy, grace and love we, as Christian lack. Remember, if we don’t praise Him, the rocks will!