Friday, April 11, 2008


As Michelle Malkin noted, American Idol charity special on Wednesday night, eight finalists performed Darlene Zschech’s Christian-pop crossover hit “Shout to the Lord.” The first line of the song is “My Jesus, My Savior, Lord there is none like You.” But instead of “Jesus,” the show substituted the word “Shepherd.” What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks was that all about?

As Colorado Springs Gazette noted Everyone knows the lyrics to “Shout to the Lord.” It’s a song about Jesus. If that’s no good for you, pick another song. Removing Jesus from a song about Jesus? That’s not cool, Idol. Pick another song, or have the guts to say “Jesus.”

Someone must have had a come-to-Jesus moment. (Ohh, can I use that word?) Because last night, after Fox’s message boards lit up with complaints from Christian viewers, the same song was featured again–and this time, “Jesus” was allowed to be sung.

If they sang a Muslim song, would they have removed Allah, and if so would they have kept their heads???

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