Outrage as Christian Film Stripped of ‘Best Song’ Oscar Nomination (Video)

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by Susan Frommer | Top Right News

Hollywood’s war against Christians continues.

Sunday it was the Grammy’s ode to witchcraft, Satan, and same-sex ‘marriage’. Today, it was Goliath crushing David underfoot — as a beautiful song from a small-budget Christian film had its Oscar nomination revoked after a vicious Hollywood uproar against it.

At a meeting this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences board of governors decided to strip the surprise nomination for Best Song from “Alone Yet Not Alone,” which appears in the independent Christian-produced film of the same name.

The unprecedented move followed a massive online smear campaign by jealous artists and Hollywood leftists that the song’s composer that’s being slammed by many. Hollywood power-player  Hans Zimmer, Oscar-winning composer of the Gladiator and Dark Knight scores, blasted the move as “Unfair” in a Twitter post.

So why did they do it?  The Academy claims that songwriter Bruce Broughton,”violated” the Academy’s rules against lobbying by personally e-mailing “members of the branch to make them aware of his submission during the nominations voting period,” according to a statement released by the governors Wednesday.

Total nonsense.

The Japanese animated film “The Wind Rises” by Hayao Miyazaki was nominated for Best Animated Feature this year using the same strategy — without any punishment for doing so.

And Producers have spent millions of dollars to promote their films and songs to the voters to be nominated, taking out lavish ads in the Hollywood press and L.A. Times.  Julia Roberts infamously lobbied personally nearly every actor in Hollywood in 2001 to get them to vote for her friend Denzel Washington for Training Day (he won).

The producers of Alone Yet Not Alone did the film on a shoestring budget, and could not afford a million-dollar ad campaign. So they had to resort to cheap emails.

No, we know why it was revoked. Because Hollywood is openly hostile to Christianity, again and again.

And in taking this action, Hollywood beat up…on a quadraplegic:

The song’s singer Eareckson Tada is a 64-year-old quadriplegic who runs a charitable organization that distributes wheelchairs to kids in developing nations. She’s a devout Christian who has little to do with the entertainment industry and rarely goes to the movies. She grew up singing hymns but has no professional training. And her lung capacity is just 51 percent of what it ought to be — so weak, in fact, that her husband needed to push on her diaphragm while she recorded the Oscar-nominated song to give her enough breath to hit the high notes.

Proud of yourselves, Academy?

CBN reports on this outrage, and gets the composer’s stunned reaction:

Here is the beautiful song Alone Yet Not Alone, which we predict will be a popularly-sung song in Churches decades from now, when the Disney throwaway songs that remain nominated are long forgotten:

If you are upset at this unprecedented outrage against this Christian film, contact the Motion Pictures Academy at:

Telephone: (310) 247-3000 Fax: (310) 859-9619

Or via email form at: http://www.oscars.org/contact/general.html

 

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