Will Kris win American Idol because Christians around the country vote for him solely because of his faith?
I'm sure I'll get some emails from zealots urging me to vote for Kris because he loves Jesus. You know, those forwards that the naive and shallow send out.
First, it's a talent competition. It's not about choosing someone because he/she is/isn't a Christian, a Hindu, or an athiest. To rally around a singer solely because he is a Christ-follower and not because he is the more talented cheats the system.
Worse, it makes "Christians" seem incredibly selfish and out of touch. Such campaigns only serve to weaken our potential influence, not strengthen it.
Don't send me the email. Don't ask me to cast the "Christian" vote on AI. Please. For the record, I like Kris. I thought Danny was better. I think Adam is hands down the most talented. And in case you're wondering, I don't vote. Never have, never will. It's just not something I take that seriously.
May the best singer win, regardless of his beliefs. And may Kris skillfully and effectively use the incredible platform he's been given to shed the light in places most of us will never get to go. If you vote and you vote for him, why not do it just because you think he is the better talent?
Let's not bring Jesus down to our level.