In the second of my hard-hitting commentary series is something I debated doing because of the polarizing nature of the topic. But, as I thought about it, I realized this topic does not really discuss politics more than the use of politics by Southern Gospel music artists from the stage.
I know there have been discussions about this in the past, but with another election year just around the corner I figured now is as good a time as any to discuss. I can already hear sound bites from certain Southern Gospel artists, come next year, regarding certain hot button topic political issues.
Why does a Southern Gospel artist think that everyone attending that specific concert has the same political ideology as they do? Do they think they are going to win someone over because they interrupt the music (the whole purpose individuals came to the concert) to spout off how bad America has become (at least in their eyes)?
I know when I go to a musical concert, I want to hear music. There is a reason I paid money for a ticket, and it is not to attend a political rally. In a land where we are free to express our views on the myriad of different issues that makes us who we are; should those views be given at a music concert where the individuals paid money to hear music?
What say ye? Do you think it is ok for Southern Gospel artists to bring politics to a Southern Gospel music concert?
Please do not turn this into a conservative vs. liberal political discussion in the comments section. This post is strictly asking if you think Southern Gospel music artists should bring politics on to the concert stage.