A Pro-Life American Idol: Idol Winner Jordin Sparks Known for Pro-life Advocacy
By John Jalsevac
HOLLYWOOD, CA, May 25, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – It seems that Jordin Sparks, the winner of the sixth season of the hugely popular “reality TV” show “American Idol,” is not only an example and inspiration to aspiring musical artists, but also those who are fighting for the Culture of Life.
Whisperings have abounded in the so-called “blogosphere” for some months now, with blog posters speculating and presenting evidence for Jordin Spark’s Christian and pro-life stance. Since Jordin has gone from merely one contestant amongst many, however, to winner of the widely-viewed talent contest, those whisperings have taken on new significance.
Although Jordin has remained neutral onstage and in the public spotlight when it comes to matters of religion or politics, focusing instead on her music, she has a past of pro-life advocacy, and of outspoken Christian faith.
Several photos have circulated online that show Jordin participating in pro-life and Christian events. One in particular, which allegedly originally came from Jordin’s personal MySpace page (it is no longer there), shows Jordin holding up a popular pro-life sign—a red stop sign with the words “Stop Abortion Now”.
Several other photos show the 17-year-old, home-schooled Idol winner performing at an annual pro-life rally in 2006 in downtown Phoenix. Several blogs also indicate that she has performed at other pro-life events as well.
This comes as no surprise, since Jordin’s artistic career was largely begun in the realm of Christian music, singing at her own home church, Calvary Community Church, and at other Christian festivals. In 2004 she finished second at the Music in the Rockies competition, which is a competition for aspiring Christian musicians. She has also toured with and recorded songs with several other well-known Christian artists.
On her official page on the American Idol website Jordin responds to a question, saying that before she goes on stage she “prays and breathes”. She also says that if she were to win she would thank God and her parents before anyone else.
Pam Wiedmann, Jordin’s grandmother, was interviewed about her granddaughter in January of this year by the Arizona Republic. She told the newspaper that Jordin’s "faith is so important to her, and she wants to maintain that throughout this whole process."
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