Everyone from Los Angeles to New York knows all too well Hollywood has quite literally devolved into a cesspool of left-wing elitist snobs who prefer to live life by the adage "Do as I say, not as I do." Nothing better highlights that than the Academy's latest decision to revoke an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song from the Christian film Alone, Yet Not Alone.
The film centers around the true story of a Christian family during the French-Indian War whose faith helps them survive abduction by Delaware Indians.
Nominated for the song were writers Bruce Broughton and Dennis Spiegel, performed by Joni Eareckson Tada, who was described by LifeSiteNews as "a pro-life evangelical quadriplegic with only 51 percent of her lung capacity."
The decision to revoke the film's nomination came at a board meeting Tuesday night in reaction to allegations that nominee Bruce Broughton had used his position as a former Academy governor to "lobby" several Academy members by sending them emails asking them to consider his song.
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs told the Hollywood Reporter, "No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one's position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one's own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage."
Bruce Broughton has since fired back. "I indulged in the simplest grass-roots campaign and it went against me when the song started getting attention,” Broughton said. “I got taken down by competition that had months of promotion and advertising behind them."
As a former Academy governor, Broughton no doubt understands the Oscars have become a popularity contest run by notorious hypocrites like movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has gained a very publicized reputation around Tinseltown for "courting" Academy members around Oscar season by cold-calling members and setting up private screenings. No surprise that he and his brother's production companies now hold a staggering total of nearly 300 nominations.
Of course, the Weinsteins produced such films like the pro-abortion Cider House Rules, so it's understandable the Academy would prevent a pro-life evangelical from performing on stage before a thousand hypocrites. In the Academy's 86-year history, only eight films have had their nominations revoked.
So much for fairness!