June 30, 2013

I Agree With Rick Santorum

speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on Februar...
speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
You would not believe how hard it was to write the words in that title. Every part of me was screaming in resistance. And yet, I managed to get the words down. Why?

Former senator, Christian extremist, and failed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum recently said that faith-based films are generally poor, Christians should stop trying to distance themselves from popular culture, and that Christian films are often "cheesy." Wow! As much as I hate to say it, I cannot argue with that. He's right. Christian films are usually terrible, and his description of them as "cheesy" and "hokey" are certainly part of why.

Not surprisingly, this new found insight is part of Santorum's broad strategy of improving Christian films to increase the chances that you will be converted by them. Santorum is now the CEO of a faith-based film studio, so it makes sense that he's thinking along these lines.

Still, I feel like I may have underestimated Santorum just a bit. I figured that him getting his hands on a film company would result in several classic Hollywood films being remade with terrible production values, awful Christian music (yes, that was redundant), and Chuck Norris cast in the leading role no matter what. I suppose everyone gets it right once in awhile, even Rick Santorum.

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