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Seeing With the Eyes of Faith: Evangelicals and the Film Arts

Movies have long occupied contested terrain in religious circles. A Christian writer in the 1930s described Hollywood as the "place where Satan has his throne." In their desire to spread the gospel, evangelicals became leaders in the development of all the major media--except motion pictures. Matthew Crouch, producer of the evangelical sci-fi film, The Omega Code, said, "My dad was sincerely told by his mother, 'If you go into the theater and see Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ride their…
William Romanowski
February 1, 2004