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Director Bill Day offers an insightful portrayal of two real-life heroes fighting the good fight. Whether questioning the First Amendment, the Christian movement or pornography itself, this... See full summary »

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Director Bill Day offers an insightful portrayal of two real-life heroes fighting the good fight. Whether questioning the First Amendment, the Christian movement or pornography itself, this often funny and always entertaining look at the world of porn and religion is one you won't soon forget. Written by Cinequest.org

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announcer #1: For four days exhibitors are selling sex products at the Sands Expo, yet among all this pornography are two men selling God.
announcer #2: Pastors at a pornography convention, advertising a triple-X web site? Now that'll grab your attention, and that's exactly what they want.
Craig Gross: No, you're not gonna see porn on there, but what you are gonna find, you're gonna find Bible studies, you're gonna find sermons, you're gonna find resources, helps and referrals.
Mike Foster: We just think there's something better than ...
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Good film - not quite what I expected
17 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just saw the film and was pleasantly surprised by the treatment of this subject matter. Without giving too much away, it's about two young ministers who have an unorthodox outreach to people affected by the porn industry.

Bill Day does a good job of showing them caught between the multibillion dollar porn industry on one side and the conservative Christian right on the other. A particularly telling scene shows Craig, one of the ministers, outside a porn convention where he's been quietly reaching out to participants, porn stars, etc., being confronted by a placard-wielding, megaphone carrying right wing activist. What a wonderful study in contrasts!

Cleaver, funny, and well-balanced. Approaching a religious theme from outside the religious establishment, as a sympathetic observer. While I don't share the activists' passion for their cause, I commend their approach and recommend the film.


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