NRT Christian Music News Update
Jon Foreman Writes Blog About Orlando Tragedy
Switchfoot prepares for new album release and fall tours
 

Jon Foreman Writes Blog About Orlando Tragedy
   

Posted: June 14, 2016, 12:00 AM | Category: General
Artist Tags: Switchfoot / Jon Foreman
Source: Staff Reports CL

Switchfoot lead singer Jon Foreman posted a new blog this afternoon in response to the Orlando tragedy. Foreman, often one to be extremely profound with words in the face of a struggle, shared via Facebook, "I wrote a few words about Orlando. Read 'em and pass 'em around. ‪#‎PrayForOrlando‬ ‪#‎WhereTheLightShinesThrough‬." 

The blog, titled "America Who Are You?", touches on the recent heartbreaking death of young singer Christina Grimmie as well as the senseless Orlando events last week while still acting as a challenge of sorts to our hurting country. 

"I'm in a hotel room far from home. I'm staring at a piece of paper with a pen in my hand -- speechless. I don't know where to begin. Tears streaming down my face, i just watched a video of Christina Grimmie sing a song I that wrote about hope. And now, the TV is on with the news with more reports on the violence in Orlando. I look around me, and I see fear on all sides," Foreman began.
 


"It used to be that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. Well, I will not be driven by fear and I refuse to remain silent. I've got a serious question to ask. America who are you? Are you bigoted, racist, terrorized? Or are you compassionate, strong, and honorable? I'm not alone asking this question- America who are you?" Jon continued. "America who are you? The land of the free, the home of the brave? Only time will tell..."

Switchfoot is among many in the music community who have offered their heartfelt thoughts on the recent tragedies. The band is currently gearing up for the release of their tenth studio album, Where The Light Shines Through, on July 8th and the Looking For America Tour with Lecrae this fall.

 


More Christian Music News Headlines View All News Add News

ADVERTISEMENT

Skillet, Fight The Fury to Open for Breaking Benjamin
Monday, December 17, 2018
The Royal Royal Releases Christmas Single 'Ding Dong Merrily on High'
Monday, December 17, 2018
NPR's Tiny Desk Concert with Amy Grant Unveiled
Monday, December 17, 2018
Annie Moses Band Releases First Single from Upcoming Album
Monday, December 17, 2018
John Waller Releases 'Explosions Of Light,' First New Album in Three Years
Monday, December 17, 2018
Hannah Kerr Will Appear on The 700 Club Tomorrow and Christmas Day
Monday, December 17, 2018
Chris Tomlin Wraps 2018 Christmas Tour
Monday, December 17, 2018
Centricity Music Signs Chris Renzema
Monday, December 17, 2018
Matthew West Surprised with RIAA Platinum Certification of 'The Motions'
Thursday, December 13, 2018
View All News

Christian Music, Facebook Christian Music, Twitter Christian Music, YouTube Christian Music, Instagram
ADVERTISEMENT

Christian Music

©2018 NewReleaseToday
A Division Of NRT Media Inc.

 

Secure
CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Discover
New This Week
Coming Soon
Free Downloads
Playlists
Reviews

MOVIES/TV

Trailers
Reviews

NEWS

New Music
Movies / Media
Books
Events
Tours
General

VIDEOS

Music Videos
Exclusives
#NRTLive Hangouts

EXCLUSIVES

Articles
Devotionals
Interviews
Concert Reviews
Contests
We Love Awards

NRT RADIO NETWORK

One
Worship
Remix
Jam The Hype
Christmas

 

MORE INFO

RSS
Privacy Policy
Terms of Use
Advertising
Staff
New Music Email
Contact

CONNECT

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+
Periscope