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Matthew McConaughey Thanked God in Oscar Acceptance Speech – Hollywood Snoozed

Matthew Mcconaughey thanked God In Oscar Acceptance Speech For Best Actor
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Trying to find an actor or actress to mention God in Hollywood is like trying to hit a half a billion dollar lottery winner. The rarity is well known and generally expected in most of America, which is why many conservative household Oscar Night watchers were genuinely surprised to see that Best Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey found a platform for God in Oscar acceptance speech, reported Fox News.

While most of the self absorbed winners paid homage to their fellow actors, directors, publicists, agents and the also-rans in their category, McConaughey actually had the moral center to offer credit to God. His face beamed as he sincerely offered, "First off I want to thank God, because that's who I look up to. He's graced my life with opportunities that I know are not of my hand or any other human hand," according to Fox News.

The reception for his remarks amongst the well heeled Hollywood elite was restrained to the point of being nearly non-existent. Yet, with his lone solitary offering to God, he has generated quite a buzz around social media and in the conservative world.

It seems almost understandable that a Texas native would be the one who would want to stand tall in the eyes of his creator while being surrounded in the moral swamp that Hollywood has become. He continued with a nonplussed ring in his voice that was both focused and endearing as he spoke of Charles Laughton a now deceased British actor who famously said, "When you got God you got a friend and that friend is you.”

This was a night where the best of Hollywood was not found in the glitter and glamour of the diamond encrusted necklaces or gold and silver dresses costing in the tens of thousands. Instead the best of Hollywood was found in the acceptance speech of a 44-year-old native from the Lone Star state who knew the difference with bringing honor to secular distractions like fame, money and meaningless platitudes.

Hollywood may have snickered at his sincere heartfelt gesture, but the nation’s conservative of faith all have given him a giant Amen!

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