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Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi (2007)

Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Pelosi tours red state America examining the practices, politics and beliefs of fundamentalist evangelical Christians. Interviewees include Jerry Falwell (... See full summary »

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Jeff Chapman ...
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Susan Chapman ...
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Dan Hayden ...
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Jeff Lawrence ...
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Sharon Jones ...
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James Potter ...
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Rick Scarborough ...
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Jerry Falwell ...
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Wendell Walker ...
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Documentary filmmaker Alexandria Pelosi tours red state America examining the practices, politics and beliefs of fundamentalist evangelical Christians. Interviewees include Jerry Falwell (who kicked her out on learning that her mother is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) and Ted Haggard, disgraced former leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, and members of the Christian professional wrestling circuit. Written by Anonymous

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Days after the film was finished, Rev. Ted Haggard resigned as head of the National Association of Evangelicals and was dismissed as senior pastor of his church. Rather than re-edit the film, a disclaimer was added explaining the situation. See more »

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An accurate representation of an inaccurate representation
18 July 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As a Canadian Christian who has devoted his life to the study of the Bible it's hard not to give a biased perspective. This film keeps it's borders within the "MegaChurch" genre (which is fair as that is the common type of prolific Christianity in America) and so one must keep in mind that this does not give an accurate representation of Christianity, so much as "Americanized Christianity". The facts & beliefs presented by the Church take a 50-50 split between "true" and "based in truth". As the MegaChurch structure is all about mass-evangelism, they, like all commercialized businesses, will skew the facts to support their means.

For someone watching this film with a critical mind, they will notice how the film more than subtly treats Christianity as a type of mass brainwashing. But at the same time, shows how the techniques of evangelism depicted are almost carbon copies of the natural sales/political propaganda.

One may say that is due to a biased editor, but as one who has watched the ebb and flow of North American Christianity, I can attest that the views/methods displayed are in general very accurate. However I must say that Biblically speaking there is very little substance in this film.

As the culture in America is focused on a self-serving, quick and easy, microwave dinner style life; naturally, the understanding of religion takes on that form.

This documentary is eye-opening and wonderful. Not in the sense of what is true Christianity about, but rather what does title "Christian" mean to people in North America today.

7 stars


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