If you still don’t believe we live in a “Post-Christian” age, then check out this story from Scripps Howard News Service on the Motion Picture Association of America’s rating for a new movie. If you’re not familiar, the MPAA is the organization that rates movies you see in the theaters. A film suitable for all families is rated “G” and beyond that, warning flags go up at various levels for various reasons: PG, PG-13, R, NC-17.
Now they’ve stamped a “PG” rating on a new film “Facing the Giants,” produced by a friend of mine, Alex Kendrick. The film has shortcomings, mostly because of it’s low budget, but it’s an incredible story because Alex is the media director for a local church in Georgia, and he produced the film with mostly volunteers from the congregation. But the MPAA is so concerned about the film that it feels it must warn parents.
Why? Christianity is a key element of the storyline, and for that – the MPAA is concerned about it’s negative impact on families. Did you ever think our culture would turn so much that an “evangelistic” film warrants a caution?
It’s a strange world indeed.