Friday, May 22, 2009

Presence Of The Lord

As I expected, there is a great deal of controversy over the upset victory of Christian Arkansas native Kris Allen over Goth rocker Adam Lambert on this season's American Idol.

A great many of the more vocal Lambert fans angrily blame the Allen victory on right-wing fundamentalist Christian homophobia, while a lot of Allen's fans assert that Allen's victory is a victory for conservative Christian values and morality.

Who knows, maybe they are both right. Maybe that hateful, spiteful, homo-hating, self-centered and jealous God of the Old Testament has manifested through American Idol.

That is, if God is an eleven year old girl with a cell phone and unlimited minutes.

Or really cool parents.

Which would explain quite a lot of things, actually.


Renegade Eye said...

The article linked to, was correct.

I wouldn't feel sorry for Lambert. He'll be around, and probably make more $$ in the long run.

See Jennifer Hudson.

Renegade Eye said...

I believe Britney Spears lost on Star Wars.

The Pagan Temple said...

There's something to be said for coming in second on American Idol being preferable in the long run. The winner has to sign a contract with the program's producers and is bound to the terms for some time. That's probably why Cowell was such an obvious advocate for Lambert.

The contestant who comes in second can write his own ticket. Lambert will do fine.

Renegade Eye said...

I agree.

beamish said...

That's probably why Cowell was such an obvious advocate for Lambert.Well, that and that Lambert is as gay as a disco revival.

Why is it that these shows are all cover tune karaoke crooners?

Wouldn't a better competition / test include original material?

[Then again, we live in a nation ruled by a teleprompter]