American Idol is a Christian
As many predict the downfall of America, due to the loss of morality in our culture and government, it is encouraging to see that the heart of America is choosing a Christian to represent them in the world of music.
Like many others around the world, our culture has chosen hard rock, and vulgar, rebellious, sometimes satanic music as its preferred choice for the past 40 years.
Musicians scream blasphemy into microphones, women show their bodies in acts of godless self adoration, expecting more adoration from the audience.
Many entertainers strive for a shock value, to impress audiences looking for this sort of stimulation to be entertained. It looks like Sodom and Gomorrah all over again.
Shows on TV have obscene adult cartoons, programs about vampires and lust in high school as the accepted norm. Children’s cartoons are violent, and teach witchcraft.
There is one obscene, vulgar show on TV about 2 men addicted to lust, and they have a child co-star, scandalizing him, and teaching him immorality as a joke, obviously with the warped parent’s consent.
Is there any hope? Are we all like this? Do the programs, movies, and music of this age reflect who we are as a whole, or are these things forced upon us by the entertainment industry?
The Christian music industry has always been present, but has it really represented the true emotional, spiritual, and entertainment needs of its nations?
Or is it a small voice in a larger sea of godlessness?
In past American Idol contests, rock and pop music has been highly competitive, making it appear that this is what America wants.
Some finalists have been flashy, glamorous, sexy, hip, etc., winning many votes.
True, there is rock and pop music that is also decent, and even uplifting.
But much has a harsh quality, and reflects the harsh nature of the soul.
There have been country and gospel music contestants, and these are acknowledged as well.
Chris Allen demonstrated the popularity of county music last year. And there have been obvious Christians in the finalists before.
So, we do have a balance of music on the show, and most of the music is tastefully done.
But what connects to the heart of America in 2011?
Enters an angel faced, innocent, 1950s looking, teen age boy in a plain shirt and cowboy boots, who wears his cross, strums his guitar, and openly talks about Jesus.
Scotty McCreery is a complete gentleman to everyone, and demonstrates the peace and presence of God every time he performs, even under every stress, while others are obviously more affected by the challenges.
He is polite to Lady Gaga, who makes obscene recommendations to improve his act. He says we all need prayer, and kisses his cross, as he holds onto his faith. As far as how to behave on stage, she should be taking lessons from him, not the other way around.
When America finished voting, Scotty had won.
It was really refreshing, and renewed my faith in America. To choose a talented young man, who is open about his faith, shows the spirit of America is not as bad as it had previously appeared.
It also showed that with all America’s trials and hardships, high unemployment, business closings, natural disasters taking lives and destroying property as well, failing economy, and injuries from successive wars, that America is looking for someone genuine to look at, to bring them back to a simpler, and more gentle time.
They are looking for words of hope and love, bringing memories of better times, when life was simple and fun, and Scotty delivered that in his songs.
They were looking for more than talent.
While I cannot say the same about our government, it showed that the average American still values faith and morals.
There is still good reason to still see the American people as really less interested in materialism and false glamour, as perceived, and more committed to hope, honesty and faith.
People wanted someone who was genuine, pure, and true to themselves, to others, and to God Himself.
In a sea of worldly corruption, crime, immorality, hatred and conspiracies, they wanted someone they could trust.
I was so proud of Scotty when he won the contest.
The first thing he did was give all credit to the Lord for helping him get to that point.
I am sure he is a joy to be around, and I hope he now has the opportunity to bring his gentle songs to many others.