MUSIC MONDAY Cole Porter’s song “Anything goes” was also used in the Francis Schaeffer film WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE?

Cole Porter’s song “Anything goes” was also used in the Francis Schaeffer film WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE?


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Anything Goes (song)

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Anything Goes” is a popular song written by Cole Porter for his musical Anything Goes (1934). Many of the lyrics feature humorous (but dated)[1] references to various figures of scandal and gossip in Depression-era high society. For example, one couplet refers to Sam Goldwyn’s notorious box-office failure Nana, which featured a star, Anna Sten, whose English was incomprehensible except to Goldwyn, who came from the same part of Europe.[2] Other 1930s society references include film producer Max Gordon, socialite Evalyn Walsh McLean and her highly promoted trip to the Soviet Union, interior design pioneer Lady Mendl‘s scandalous predilection for performing hand stands and cartwheels in public at the age of 70, and the financial woes common to “old money” families during the Depression, such as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Whitneys. Most modern versions omit these lyrics, replacing them instead with generic examples of social upheaval.[3]

Notable recordings

In popular culture


  1. ^ website with original lyrics
  2. ^ G.D. Black, Hollywood Censored, p. 204
  3. ^ see e.g.1987 Broadway revival version, sung by Patti LuPone
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 111.


Dr. Francis Schaeffer also influenced me through his books and film series. Schaeffer is  seen in this film “With God on our side.”Francis Schaeffer’s voice can be heard while his film WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE RACE? is playing in Part 2 at the 7:54 mark and it is a take off on the song “Anything goes.”

With God on Our Side! Part 4


In the film series “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE?” the arguments are presented  against abortion (Episode 1),  infanticide (Episode 2),   euthanasia (Episode 3), and then there is a discussion of the Christian versus Humanist worldview concerning the issue of “the basis for human dignity” in Episode 4 and then in the last episode a close look at the truth claims of the Bible.

Francis Schaeffer


I truly believe that many of the problems we have today in the USA are due to the advancement of humanism in the last few decades in our society. Ronald Reagan appointed the evangelical Dr. C. Everett Koop to the position of Surgeon General in his administration. He partnered with Dr. Francis Schaeffer in making the video below. It is very valuable information for Christians to have.  Actually I have included a video below that includes comments from him on this subject.

Francis Schaeffer

Francis Schaeffer: “Whatever Happened to the Human Race” (Episode 4) THE BASIS FOR HUMAN DIGNITY

Francis Schaeffer “Whatever happened to the human race?” BASIS FOR HUMAN DIGNITY

Published on Oct 14, 2012

more of the insightful Drs. Schaeffer & C. Everett Koop


The flow of Materialism by Francis Schaeffer

There is a difference between believing the Bible is true and the Bible contains truth. (The 3:31 mark from this episode is actually the clip used above in the film “With God on our side.”)

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