Monday, November 03, 2014

Carrie can carry on


And that message is...

"If you don't like it, change the channel."

Uh, boom?

This one isn't her fault, but rather the tone of that site's imagined persecution and gauge of value by how much something allegedly offends those with whom they disagree.

I know lots of non-Christians, and I doubt any of them has devoted a single second of thought, much less anger, to the fact that Carrie Underwood released a Christian song. Nor were their feathers particularly ruffled when she had a smash hit with "Jesus Take the Wheel" nine years ago. Everybody knows Underwood is a devout Christian, and everybody accepts it. Even those who have opinions different from hers. That's what a big country like the United States is all about. 

I'm not into country music, but I don't begrudge others for liking it. I don't lie awake at night harrumphing that another country song came out. On the other hand, some entertainment I do like is picketed and targeted for banning by people who think their narrow personal beliefs should override the First Amendment — but when it comes to what they like, suddenly it's, "If you don't like it, change the channel."

Underwood's advice is great. Let's all heed it.

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