Well, that’s what Gerald Molen, producer of Oscar winner, Schindler’s List, thinks the Academy is guilty of. Molen wrote a feisty letter to the president of the Academy, accusing them of “faith based bigotry” in the rescinding of the Academy Awards nomination of “Alone, Yet Not Alone” for Best Song, and urged them to reconsider. It is an interesting read (click below) with ramifications pertinent to Christians in the marketplace. I don’t expect to be covering this nomination issue too much more, but thought this was valuable for us to consider. – Arthur
“Oscar Winner Pens Letter Accusing Academy of ‘Christian Bigotry”
Thanks a bunch to those of you who told me you are praying for Joni. That touched her. I just heard from Joni and she is asking for specific prayers from us at TD. I promised her that we would be faithful to do so. Will you join us in doing so? Here’s what she writes:
Wow, Arthur, I’m so GRATEFUL for all this prayer support from you and my friends at Total Devotion! And prayer is needed: I just came down with a terrible head cold this morning (am leaving the IDC as soon as my meeting with the Zondervan folks is finished). My head is stuffy, my throat is sore, my nose is running (and I sound like a Mucinex commercial). All this to say, I need big prayer, asking God that this not descend into my chest (you know how colds can develop quickly into pneumonia when you’re a quad)!
Please, please tell Total Devotion how grateful to God I am for their prayers. Here’s how they can intercede…
- That my health and strength be bolstered and these cold germs be eradicated
- That God will give me His words and His wisdom with all these many interviews lining up, both Christian and secular. I want to keep pointing people to the God of the Bible!
- That the Lord will cover Ken and me with His protection – after watching just 10 minutes of the Grammys on Sunday evening, it is abundantly clear that there are huge dark, spiritual strongholds that grip the minds and hearts of Hollywood people. In other words, Ken and I feel like there is a bigger target on our back now. So ask God to give protection, humility, focus on Jesus, and a prayerful spirit! (The National Day of Prayer this year is going to focus on the entertainment industry; what a wonderful coincidence)!
Thanks for all your interest and support in this Oscar rollercoaster. Many blessings, dear friend, and love to your family…
“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much” (James 5:16) If you are a Christian, Christ’s righteousness is yours. That makes you righteous! And that makes your prayers effective. So, would you please pray earnestly and become a tangible part of the work God is doing through this nomination? Thank you! – Arthur