Dennis Quaid on performing song for free speech documentary: 'Our culture has become intolerant'

Actor Dennis Quaid sits on stage during the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California in December 2015.
Actor Dennis Quaid sits on stage during the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California in December 2015. | (Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

Award-winning actor Dennis Quaid is lending his talents to an upcoming docudrama on efforts to ban free speech. 

Quaid and his band The Sharks released their first-ever studio album in November and it's his rock song "Out of the Box" that will be featured in the film, "No Safe Spaces."

According to the New York Post, the actor wanted to be a part of the documentary created by Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager because he fears Americans are becoming intolerant of opposing views, which is evident in Hollywood and on college campuses. 

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“It’s not just Hollywood. Our whole culture has become intolerant,” Quaid told the Post.

The 64-year-old explained that his song is about “being open to other points of view and not mindlessly giving yourself over to an ‘ism.’"

“I don’t give myself to any party or ism," Quaid asserted. "I don’t march lock step with anything or anybody except for God and the values my mom taught me back in Texas."

Quaid starred in the blockbuster hit “I Can Only Imagine” and spoke about his Christian upbringing during promo runs for the film. He grew up attending a Baptist church and was baptized at age 9. As he grew older he sought answers to the question: "Who is God?" 

While he's politically independent, Quaid will be portraying the late Republican President Ronald Reagan in a new movie and said he believes Reagan was the “best president of his lifetime.”

“If a president does great things I can acknowledge that no matter his party," Quaid told the Post. "I’ve voted for candidates from both parties.”

"No Safe Spaces’" Indiegogo page says the film “exposes the dangerous trend of suppressing free speech, and how our future depends on stopping it.”

It features commentators Van Jones, Alan Dershowitz, Ben Shapiro, Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin, Cornel West and "Last Man Standing" star Tim Allen, among others.

The movie’s producer, Mark Joseph, believes Quaid’s song for “No Safe Spaces” is a perfect fit.

“When I heard ‘Out of The Box’ it was so obvious that this belonged in the film,” Joseph said.

"Think out of the box ... Your life is not your own/ God owns your very bones," Quaid sings in the song.  

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