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How Hollywood De-Christianized
Johnny Cash

National Review, by Lee Habeeb

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Posted By:tisHimself, 2/25/2013 9:15:47 AM

It’s an early scene in the 2005 Johnny Cash biopic, Walk the Line. The young Cash, played by Joaquin Phoenix, is auditioning for the man who might make him the next Elvis Presley. That man was Sam Phillips, the Sun Records impresario from Memphis. The fictional Cash walks into the room and begins playing a Gospel song. The fictional Phillips is not impressed, and tells the fictional Cash that no one listens to Gospel anymore, and that he should play something more meaningful. More relevant. Cash did. The rest was history.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: corndoggies, 2/25/2013 9:43:10 AM     (No. 9194745)

I´ve been to a lot of cool concerts but my absolute favorite was seeing June and Johnny Cash at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne IN back in maybe 1985? Small venue, fantastic acoustics and fabulous entertainers.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 2/25/2013 9:48:04 AM     (No. 9194764)

Johnny Cash was, and remained, a man struggling with various addictions to the end of his life. Fandom was given the impression that June Carter changed all that, but it was a myth. I don´t doubt his faith, however. Many of us would not survive various parts of our lives without the rock of faith. I recommend the Turner book.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 2/25/2013 9:57:17 AM     (No. 9194786)

He´s been gone for nine years now and I play his music every day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 2/25/2013 10:53:58 AM     (No. 9194888)

He may have gotten in that way, but once established, he honored His Lord/Savior, Jesus Christ. His TV programs always gave him opportunity to sing spiritual songs and his life showed forth the goodness of God in/through him and his wife.

Hollywood may have sought to de-Christianize this man of faith, they lost the battle and I am sure he is now singing before the King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus Christ, in the place (Heaven)prepared for those who love Him. Amen

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 2/25/2013 11:08:18 AM     (No. 9194925)

Senseless

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/25/2013 11:52:51 AM     (No. 9195046)

I am pleased that the article makes it clear the music business NEVER deChristianized Johnny Cash. The music business tried to change him but he remained the entirely unique humble entertainer he was up to the end.
Unlike 99% of entertainers now (as displayed last night in living color) there wasn´t a phony bone in his body. I listen to his music often and look forward to meeting him in Heaven.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/25/2013 12:03:33 PM     (No. 9195079)

Never happened...Hollywood is nothing but trash on steroids!

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