Friday, September 08, 2006

ABC Craptacular Debacle


David Cunningham, the young director, is the son of a famous leader of a controversial evangelical youth ministry called Youth With A Mission. It has been heavily criticized over the years for its authoritarian teachings and cultlike attributes. Cunningham's alma mater is the YWAM "college" called the University of Nations, which teaches filmmaking as a way to spread the gospel. Some members of the group even worked on the film.

Cunningham has worked with other members of the religious right in Hollywood with the intention of spreading the word. His previous film, received ecstatically in the Christian right community, was called "To End All Wars"* produced by Jack Hafer, a fellow religious rightist. Cunningham was chosen as one of the 30 emerging voices who are the "future of the American church" by Charisma Magazine. He's quoted saying:

“My life's mission is to challenge and shape culture through film.”

This is even worse than I thought. We have a religious nutcase (and I mean that in a loving, Christian way) deflecting blame from G. W. Bush (why, he already has his halo! or is that a helo?) onto that miserable sinner Clenis. I'm not saying that Clinton did not have some share in the blame, but I will say that it is only a small share, if any.

Clinton handed Bush a full dossier on bin Laden, where he was, what he had been doing, the work of a special task force--one that Bush promptly disbanded once he took the oath of office. Clinton should not have worried about the perceptions of the incoming Republicans, but how was he to know that there weren't going to be any grownups in the White House?

Looking back on the last 6 1/2 years, I can't help but wish that Clinton was still the President.

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