You had to see this coming, right?
Chris Sligh, the “American Idol” contestant who has won fans thanks to his curly mop of hair and soulful voice, has a few people concerned with his departure from strictly Christian music. …
Jonathan Pait, a spokesman for fundamentalist Bob Jones University where Sligh attended for several years, said: “We really are somewhat disappointed with the direction he has gone musically.”
He nonetheless tunes in each week to monitor Sligh’s progress.
And here we thought anyone who’d use a DC Talk song as their ticket to the top 12, and list Jesus as their No. 1 hero, would get a free pass. Maybe Pait is smarting from the fact Mute Math–whose “Typical” also got the Sligh treatment–sued its label after being marketed more aggressively to the Christian community?
‘Idol’ Contestant’s Faith Questioned [AP via Breitbart]