Politics in Southern Gospel
Some bloggers criticize singers who express conservative positions on controversial issues, so with that in mind, I thought I’d point out Jason Skipper’s post (EDIT, 8/3/11: Broken link removed) that provides a nice counterbalance.
Liberal singers in secular music talk about their causes–Darfur, AIDS, hunger, or whatever–all the time. Some of their causes are good or harmless, but some are rather less harmless.
This is a consumer-driven marketplace; if the fans don’t like it, they’ll stop coming. So clearly the fans don’t mind. At any rate, since the liberals are doing it already, I see no need to muzzle the conservatives who also want to express their views.