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« on: May 01, 2008, 06:12:38 PM »

Surprise! Guess which movies Americans really like. No Surprise Here.
Report finds 9 of Top 10 from 2007 had powerful conservative biblical values

In the latest addition to a six-year study that might stun Hollywood, the results from 2007 show that Americans preferred sometimes by a huge margin movies that are conservative, patriotic and pro-American containing traditional, biblical values over anti-capitalist, socialist, atheist or perverse sexual themes.

"Movies with very strong biblical, traditional values, or capitalist ideals, patriotic ideals and pro-American attitudes, do much better at the box office than movies promoting Marxism, political correctness, atheism, and sexual perversion," said Ted Baehr, publisher of MOVIEGUIDE: A Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment and chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission ministry, a Christian advocacy group in Hollywood.

The study said during the year 72 percent of the Top 25 at the box office in North America, and 90 percent of the Top 10, contained strong or very strong traditional, conservative biblical values with positive pro-American, capitalist and patriotic content. In contrast, the report said only 16 percent of the Top 25 had any anti-American or unpatriotic content or any strong or very strong atheist content and only 12 percent had any strong or very strong perverse homosexual content or any politically correct content.

"Furthermore, all of the Top 25 had no communist or socialist content," the report said.

The money-making movies with traditional content included "Ratatouille," "Live Free or Die Hard," "Spider-Man 3," "National Treasure: The Book of Secrets," "Alvin and the Chipmunks," "I Am Legend," "Amazing Grace," "The Astronaut Farmer," "Enchanted," "The Ten Commandments," "In the Shadow of the Moon," "Pride," "The Ultimate Gift" and others.

Following the patterns established in earlier years of the study, the movies from 2007 with very strong biblical morality averaged $60.3 million at the box office, those with strong pro-capitalist values averaged $62.7 million, and those with patriotic and pro-American values averaged $73.1 million. Conversely, those with socialist content averaged $8.2 million, strong homosexuality $18.7 million and anti-capitalist content $5.5 million.

Some of those titles included "Sicko," "Redacted," "Redition," "In the Valley of Elah," "I Now Pronounce you Chuck and Larry," "The 11th Hour," "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," "Charlie Wilson's War," "There Will be Blood," "The Golden Compass," "Across the Universe," "Lions for Lambs," "The Mist," "2 Days in Paris," "Hollywood Dreams," "The Walker" and others.

The full 2008 annual report by MOVIEGUIDE to the entertainment industry including details on Christian content, pagan worldview, occult content, environmentalist content, anti-Christian content, MPAA ratings, foul language, sex, nudity, violence and substance abuse was delivered at the recent 16th annual Faith & Values Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.

There were 1,725 movies analyzed by the study from 2002-2007, including 295 from 2007.

MOVIEGUIDE bases its assessments on the standard that the basic moral principles in both the New Testament and the Hebrew scriptures are the same, "though individual Bible-believing Jews and Christians, or individual churches, synagogues and denominations, may differ greatly."

"The term Biblical Morality (or traditional biblical values) refers to MOVIEGUIDE's traditional, grammatical, literary, and historical understanding of what the Bible teaches, morally speaking," the report said.

For 2007, movies with politically correct content averaged $20.6 million, those with anti-American themes $34.6 million, communist content $10.2 million, strong atheism $25.3 million and strong feminism $0.0 million.

The results pretty much repeated from earlier years. During 2006, among the shows with such positive values were "Cars," "Facing the Giants," "The Nativity Story," "Love's Abiding Joy," "Lassie" and "Charlotte's Web."

"In fact, in 2006, 100 percent of the Top 25 at the box office had no communist or socialist content, 100 percent had no strong anti-capitalist or very strong radical feminist content, 92 percent had no anti-American or unpatriotic content, and 92 percent had no very strong perverse sexual content," the report said.

That year, movies with very strong biblical morality averaged $45.6 million at the box office, strong pro-capitalist movies averaged $74.2 million and patriotic movies averaged $40.8 million. Those with socialist content averaged $8.6 million, homosexual content $3.5 million and communist content $5.8 million.

Leading the 2005 movies in positive values were those including "Sky High," "Pride and Prejudice, "Batman Begins," "The Great Raid," "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe," "Chicken Little," "The Legend of Zorro" and others.

One hundred percent of the Top 25 movies that year had no communist, socialist or anti-American content, and only 20 percent had any politically correct content.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 05:52:53 PM »

THANKS PASTOR ROGER!

I missed this article, and I'm glad that I got to read it. I would love to see Hollywood lose money on every piece of garbage they put out. On the other side of the coin, I'm happy to see producers of decent family shows make money.

I wonder if Hollywood will ever get the message - or if they even care. There seems to be a determination to make filth. Someone has to pay all the bills for the shows that lose money, and this is rightfully so. As Christians, we can at least make sure that they don't receive a penny of our money. As a contrast, we can try to support Christian producers. This type of "YES OR NO" decision about how we spend money should extend to ALL AREAS of business. After all, why should Christians have any desire to aid or speed the efforts of the devil?
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2008, 06:06:23 PM »

THANKS PASTOR ROGER!

I missed this article, and I'm glad that I got to read it. I would love to see Hollywood lose money on every piece of garbage they put out. On the other side of the coin, I'm happy to see producers of decent family shows make money.

I wonder if Hollywood will ever get the message - or if they even care. There seems to be a determination to make filth. Someone has to pay all the bills for the shows that lose money, and this is rightfully so. As Christians, we can at least make sure that they don't receive a penny of our money. As a contrast, we can try to support Christian producers. This type of "YES OR NO" decision about how we spend money should extend to ALL AREAS of business. After all, why should Christians have any desire to aid or speed the efforts of the devil?

HERE, HERE!  AND AMEN!
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