Sing For Life, Children
Sad: "ABC allowed the ['Scandal'] scene. And, as before, the media applauded the abortion – this time happening with Aretha Franklin’s “Silent Night” playing in the background.
“It was a Christmas episode, and we played Christmas music,” Rhimes defended. Young also chimed in on the “balls to pick that song.”
But it wasn’t just Rhimes and Young who approved of the song. Aretha Franklin did too.
“I kept going back to our music supervisor, ‘We sure Aretha Franklin is OK with this?’” Rhimes couldn’t believe her luck. “I wanted to make sure Aretha knew what the scene was about.”
Franklin was more than “OK” with it, according to Rhimes.
“Her people said I was fine and to stop asking,” Rhimes said. “It made me love her forever because then I could be like, ‘Aretha Franklin, who sings a lot of gospel music, is very supportive of this.’”".......
"Quit asking--you're pricking our consciences."
"Gospel" means the Good News and the Truth, who is Jesus Christ; the Way, the Truth and the Life.
That is not Gospel, but a lie. But this is Artistry in the service of Life:
By the Babe Unborn --G.K. Chesterton
If trees were tall and grasses short,
As in some crazy tale,
If here and there a sea were blue
Beyond the breaking pale,
If a fixed fire hung in the air
To warm me one day through,
If deep green hair grew on great hills,
I know what I should do.
In dark I lie; dreaming that there
Are great eyes cold or kind,
And twisted streets and silent doors,
And living men behind.
Let storm clouds come: better an hour,
And leave to weep and fight,
Than all the ages I have ruled
The empires of the night.
I think that if they gave me leave
Within the world to stand,
I would be good through all the day
I spent in fairyland.
They should not hear a word from me
Of selfishness or scorn,
If only I could find the door,
If only I were born.