Grammy-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle has joined the chorus of those defending “Sound of Freedom,” the surprise summer blockbuster about Tim Ballard, a former government worker who rescues kids from the horrors of human trafficking.
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Daigle, 31, recently hosted an Instagram Live during which she expressed her utter dismay over critiques and controversy surrounding “Sound of Freedom” and offered her full support to the film.
“One thing I found very interesting is that people are having to defend this movie,” the “Hold on to Me” singer proclaimed. “This is insane to me that this would even be something that needs to be defended.”
Daigle added, “I do not understand.”
She made it clear she has “no correlation with the people in the film” and wasn’t offering her review as any paid partnership. Instead, she shared her passion for fighting trafficking and her own history of helping raise money as a college student to combat the dreadful issue.
Daigle was at one point so passionate about this cause she considered attending law school to eventually help victims flee. So, “Sound of Freedom” seemingly reignited her heart for the issue.
“I left [the film] like, ‘Holy cow, something needs to happen,'” Daigle said. “I already had a tug on my heart for this years and years ago.”
Daigle also noted the negative news coverage aimed at “Sound of Freedom” and said, “Children being harmed should never be something we question that we need to defend or not.”
At one point in the video, Daigle pointed to parallels she sees between “Sound of Freedom” and Scripture, looking at the vile crimes befalling a concubine in Judges 19 and comparing these events and horrors to modern-day trafficking and chaos happening around us today.
“I’m going to take it to the B-I-B-L-E, that’s the book for me,” she said. “I was reading the book of Judges already, and I saw the movie in the midst of reading Judges.”
She later added, “People don’t realize how much is tucked away in the Bible.”
Watch Daigle share Judges 19 and her explanation of why it matters today:
Calling trafficking “vile,” she also pointed to Deuteronomy 24:7, which reads, “If a man is found stealing one of his brothers of the people of Israel, and if he treats him as a slave or sells him, then that thief shall die. So you shall purge the evil from your midst.”
Coming off that verse, Daigle added a warning about trafficking: “This is not something that God takes lightly.”
The singer said in the caption for her video she believes it’s important for people to “unite to make this world a better place for all individuals,” and pointed to spiritual warfare and evil — subject matter the Apostle Paul addresses in Ephesians 6.
“I believe there is a greater war happening than what we can even see,” Daigle wrote. “I am for the work of these heroes found in the film, and I will stand to see changes take place to represent kids both in America and around the world.”
As CBN’s Faithwire has reported, critics have continued to target “Sound of Freedom.” Ballard, the real-life subject of the hit movie, recently told CBN’s Faithwire no one anticipated the project, which has made more than $150 million, would attract so much attention and perform so well.
As for those dismissing the movie as being “QAnon-adjacent” and other such critiques, Ballard said the media outlets perpetuating these themes are lying.
“These people coming out against the film … they’re lying about it, and they know they are,” he said. “Anyone who watches the film knows there’s nothing QAnonish or ‘QAnon-adjacent.’”
Watch Ballard speak about the movie:
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