Integrity? Most would say it’s a core element of Christian ethics. Most definitions would include factual reporting and truth telling in the mix.
Let’s just say I was sick when I saw the ERLC bending the truth to promote the latest Veggie Tales Pirate movie. Which, you should know, is completely non-Christian and has theology worse than Oprah.
Discernment anyone? If you catch the sophomoric attempt at allegory, you’ll notice that Big Idea presents God and Satan as brothers! I’m glad my kids missed that angle.
And so did the ERLC’s glowing praise for the movie. Which included these false statements:
- (The movie) is based on biblical truths . . .
- In the end, the reluctant heroes realize their strength comes not from within but from God . . .
- it is a family must-see . . .
- you can also be pleased you supported a thoroughly Christian production company.
The plain truth to anyone who saw the movie
- Self esteem is not a biblical truth, neither is time travel or flesh eating snack food.
- The heroes never credit, or mention God. They win because they do the “right thing” even when it was hard.
- Most families would be better served by going to the park.
- Big Idea is not a “Christian” company in any sense, just check their website
Big Idea is a company trying to make good clean entertainment for families. Conservative religious types are their customers. No problem. They have ever right to not mention Jesus or our need for the Savior.
But the ERLC of the Southern Baptist Convention should know better. We trust these guys to advocate for the Gospel in Washington DC, but they can’t get a movie review right.