Filmmaking has historically been the territory of glamorous and highly secularized Hollywood. But like CCM, Christian filmmaking has been growing steadily, largely outside of Los Angeles. And like CCM, many Christian filmmakers are hoping to break past the niche audience of faithful church goers to reach those who might not otherwise hear the Christian message.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has taken Dr. Ben Carsonâ€™s name off their â€ślistâ€ť of extremists. Isnâ€™t that charitable? The idea that SPLC gets to sit in its comfortable offices and make lists of Americans to smear ought to be offensive. Liberals are forever re-living the horrors of Joe McCarthyâ€™s â€ślist-making,â€ť but seem to have little problem with SPLC. Maybe that acronym for that outfit, SPLC, should stand for â€śSmearing Pro-Life Christians.â€ť
No matter how poorly Democrats serve Blacks in politics and/or economics, Republicans make no headway among them. Many Blacks call Republicans â€śracist,â€ť could it be that both White and Black Republicans suffer from a cultural bias and viewpoint whose preference for one culture that produces political ideology and notions regarding race, power and inequality? â€śBlack Outreachâ€ť is not a new experience to the GOP; supposedly theyâ€™d been doing it for decades. As they experience loss after loss at the polls, the RNC persistently uses the same political retreads to position the party among African-Americans.
Those that wonder why race consciousness remains at high pitch in America, a half century after enactment of the Civil Rights Act and other laws associated with the civil rights movement, need look no further than the Congressional Black Caucus and understand that they want it this way. They want to keep color rather than ideas and character to be the measure of people.
The 700 Clubâ€™s Gordon Robertson interviews Bishop Jackson about the current racial divide in America and what the Church can do about it.