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Christian Singer Sold Song To 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Thought It Was Romantic Comedy

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:

"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."

Sources: Mother Jones, The Christian Post
Image Credit: YouTube Screenshot


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