The film "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been condemned numerous times by Christian leaders, authors and commentators.
The Christian Post has run several articles bashing the film, including: "Fifty Shades of Grey: Can True Love And Abuse Really Co-Exist?" and "3 Reasons You Must Not See 'Fifty Shades of Grey'" and "Fifty Shades of False Love."
So, it may come as a surprise that the song "Call Me," written by Christian singer Paul Janeway of the soul band St. Paul & the Broken Bones, appears in the steamy movie (video of the song below).
Janeway recently told Mother Jones in an interview:
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"When they presented the licensing opportunity, they presented it as: It's going to be a huge movie, they want to put a decent amount of the song in the movie in a nonsexual scene."
"I knew it was a book, but I had no idea what it was. So I was like, sure, big movie, good exposure. I'll be in this romantic comedy. Which is what I thought it was: a romantic comedy. It's a good way to make money in the music business, you know. Then I saw a preview for it, and I was like, 'Oh, s---. Oh, no. What have I done?'"
"To me it's kind of funny. I'm glad it's in a nonsexual scene to be honest with you, not for my sake but for my family's sake. I don't have any moral things about it. It's not like we're in the movie—it's just a song for a minute."