Oscar-Winning Songwriters for “Frozen” Backtrack on Statements Suggesting Disney Is Against Using ‘God’

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According to Business Insider, “Frozen” songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez say there’s no such thing as a Disney-imposed ban on the use of religious expressions like the word “God.”

Earlier in the week, part of an April 10 NPR interview with the husband-and-wife duo was widely quoted in which Anderson-Lopez said, “One of the only places you have to draw the line at Disney is with religious things, the word ‘God.’ ”

Lopez then clarified, saying that “you can say (‘God’) in Disney but you can’t put it in the movie.”

The notion that certain religious words are being excised from Disney movies prompted some strong reactions across the Internet.

Business Insider, however, caught up with the couple at a gala event for Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People,” where they were being honored, and asked about the so-called ban.

Anderson-Lopez said their comments were “completely misconstrued.” They were referring to just “one instance,” she said — a line from the song “Let It Go” that originally read, “Couldn’t keep it in, God knows I tried.”

“That’s what we were going to do and our collaborators felt that could be construed as using the Lord’s name in vain, so we didn’t put it in the movie.”

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SOURCE: Deseret News
Jeff Peterson

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