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Academy Disqualifies Joni Eareckson Tada's Oscar-Nominated Song from Christian Movie

(UPDATED) Tada hopes all the attention will 'extend the message and impact' of song from 'Alone Yet Not Alone,' once one of five Oscar candidates for best original song.
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Update: Tada tells CT:

While I can only imagine the disappointment of music writer Bruce Broughton and lyricist Dennis Spiegel in the rescinding of their Oscar nomination, it in no way detracts from either the song's beauty or its message. ...

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PJ Reeder

February 02, 2014  1:34pm

Audrey is right Justin--the word is "regardless." And who are you to say this is "disingenuous? You must be a mind reader but a poor one at that. Joni is an awesome person without malice-----why would you question her actions? Or the actions of the song writer? I am surprised with folks like you. God can use this big time. I hope He does! PJR

audrey ruth

February 02, 2014  6:16am

The word is "regardless" (no "ir" needed), and it would be nice if Kate Tracy had spelled Josh Duggar's name correctly. Yes, the Gospel CAN be furthered through disingenuous means. In the NT the Lord speaks of people who preached the Gospel out of wrong motives and says that that people were saved by hearing the Gospel even so. He is the only Righteous Judge who knows all hearts and everyone will ultimately answer to him. It is clear from this article that Joni and her husband did not use any disingenuous means. She sang the song out of a pure heart, out of a desire to glorify God. I've been hearing lots of reports that sound like the Gospel has indeed been furthered through this.

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Justin Lambert

January 31, 2014  1:34pm

Irregardless of the quality of the song, is the gospel really furthered through disingenuous means?

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audrey ruth

January 30, 2014  10:35pm

I don't think Joni was looking for worldly acclaim. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing/hearing her sing the song at YouTube, and it is a wonderful, powerful song. The fact that she was able to sing it at all is a miracle because of the limitations of her condition. A hearty AMEN to this: " At least the publicity will cause people to go see the film and may the Lord have greater glory as a result."

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Evelyn Sims

January 30, 2014  4:29pm

Didn't Jesus say that we don't need to look for worldly acclaim as does the 'World' for "verily they have their reward". At least the publicity will cause people to go see the film and may the Lord have greater glory as a result...?

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