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Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:12 AM

Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/29/rick-santorums-plan-to-destroy-hollywood-turn-churches-into-movie-theaters/



Rick Santorum’s plan to destroy Hollywood: Turn churches into movie theaters
By Ben Child, The Guardian
Friday, August 29, 2014 11:42 EDT

Rick Santorum has fired a warning shot across Hollywood’s bows with proposals to build a new film distribution system in which faith-orientated movies are screened in churches rather than cinemas.

The former Republican senator for Pennsylvania, who has previous labelled Hollywood “the devil’s playground”, is hoping to usher in a new dawn via documentary One Generation Away. Released by EchoLight Studios, the faith-oriented film production company of which Santorum became CEO in June 2013, the movie laments the increasing persecution it suggests Christians in the US are finding themselves subjected to.

Santorum has sent a five-minute promotional film to 3,000 American religious leaders offering them the chance to screen the documentary at their place of worship. The deal gives EchoLight $5 for every ticket sold, while churches are free to set the ticket price.

“Many churches all over the country have the ability of theatrical-quality projection and sound,” Santorum told the Hollywood Reporter. “Instead of trying to encourage our church audience to go to the theatre, how about our church audiences go to church?”

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Tricky Ricky is the Energizer bunny of dumb shit.

This video has nothing to do with the article, but I like it:

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unhappycamper Aug 2014 OP
merrily Aug 2014 #1
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #2
merrily Aug 2014 #3
littlemissmartypants Aug 2014 #4
Ilsa Aug 2014 #5
rurallib Aug 2014 #6
jmowreader Aug 2014 #7

Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:22 AM

1. Yet another reason to Google "Rick Santorum frothy substance."

Rick's idea is not entirely original. (You did not expect him to have an original thought, now, did you?)

For several decades now the idea has been kicking around that churches should not simply rail against Hollywood and secular entertainment, but rather should provide alternatives. Billy Graham's outfit made movies. Trinity Broadcasting did as well. And a lot of church services have included rock music (with religious or inspirational lyrics, of course), dance, and theatrical presentations For that matter, passion plays have been around for a very long time.

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Response to merrily (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:30 AM

2. There is a rather large collection of religious film.

They even have some religious universities.

Okay, keeping it real...who cares.

Rick who?

Sorry merrily. I am just disgusted.

Where are all these crazy RWNJ news stories coming from and why are they at DU?

Maybe I should spend more time outside keeping kids off my lawn.

Love and Peace,
~ Lmsp

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:34 AM

3. I get it. ButI don't mind seeing them at DU because it's good to know what is out there

for America to see. Besides, it gave me a chance to remind people to google.

For me, the question is, what makes media treat every brain fart Rick Santorum has as newsworthy?

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Response to merrily (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 05:35 AM

4. Agreed. nt

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 07:24 AM

5. If Bible stories, it would be too violent to show the kids.

Rape, mutilation, murder usually get R-ratings.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sat Aug 30, 2014, 08:38 AM

6. mega-churches are little more than entertainment complexes designed

to extract max dollars from the flock.

So this would just be another little way to fleece the sheep.

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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:50 AM

7. The theaters should be happy about this plan, not "quaking in their boots"

Think back to "God's Not Dead," the two-hour Chick Tract that came out earlier this year. Most exhibitors wouldn't touch the film (because it was bad in ways that "God-awful" don't begin to describe) until churches bought full-auditorium blocks of tickets and resold them to their parishioners.

If the churches were to show these atrocities instead of demanding theater owners do it, the churches would get what they want (to get to see these crappy movies before they come out on video) and so would the theaters (the ability to show movies that lots of people would pay to see).

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