By Tom Quiner

Matthew McConaughey thanks God

Matthew McConaughey thanks God

I tune in to the Academy Awards every year.
I like movies and get a kick out of all the pomp and splendor Hollywood puts on display at the Oscars each year. Watching the show can be challenging at times due to the liberal extremism roiling in the ranks of Academy members.
Over the years, various members have paid homage to climate change, human abortion, and homosexuality when they weren’t bashing George W. Bush.
I can’t recall anyone waxing eloquent about the Almighty at the Oscars in recent years, until last night.
Matthew McConaughey won the Best Actor award for his performance in the Dallas Buyer’s Club (which I haven’t seen). His acceptance speech was a breath of fresh air:

“First off I want to thank God, because he’s the one I look up to, he’s graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human kind. He has shown me that it’s a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates …”

What a breath of fresh air.
Actress Roma Downey, who co-produced “Son of God” which just opened over the weekend, has said that their are more Christians in Hollywood than one might think. I don’t know Mr. McConaughey’s religion, but certainly appreciated the way he express his gratitude to God.
Maybe he’ll start a trend in Hollywood.

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  1. Lori on March 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I don’t watch many movies anymore, but I’m glad to see he is still around, and a nice guy. I’ve always liked him.

    • quinersdiner on March 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Do you plan on seeing the “Son of God?”

      • Lori on March 4, 2014 at 6:35 am

        Maybe. My husband and I actually did go to 2 movies recently. One with the kids (We thoroughly enjoyed Disney’s “Frozen”), and the other was “Saving Mr. Banks”. We were the only 2 people in the theater for Mr. Banks, and we were amazed that the previews, including “Son of God” seemed to be aimed just to us. With the junk that comes out of Hollywood these days, that was unusual. I wish I could remember what the other movies were.
        I’ll be interested to hear your movie reviews.

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