Lord, Save Us From Your Followers

Tonight a big crew of us from Sunset went and saw a showing of the documentary/movie Lord Save Us From Your Followers at Southlake Foursquare.

This is the first movie or well produced documentary of this type that I have seen within this topic. I do think this has the chance to become something really really big and has the chance of making a huge difference. BUT, they don’t have a huge distribution agent or lots of money, so it is going to take people like YOU to push it. I have seen the power that many blogs can have, even blogs that don’t get thousands of hits a day. So let’s make something happen.

It was cool to hear the director and producer talk together and answer questions tonight after the showing. They don’t have a huge contract and I think they see the church as one ready to be challenged, and they see how accepting many people have been towards what they are trying to do. The root of the message in the whole thing is trying to change the perception of what most people think about when they think of a Christian. Here is some of the website’s synopsis of the movie:

Though nine out of ten Americans claim a belief in God, public expression of faith is more contentious as ever. Even as discussion of religion floods the media like never before, the rhetoric is divisive and hyper as the 2008 elections loom on the horizon.

In the tradition of “entertaining documentaries” like Super Size Me, Bowling For Columbine and What the Bleep Do We Know?, Lord, Save Us From Your Followers, employs the language of pop culture to create a provocative, funny and redemptive viewing experience that will leave the audience talking for hours.

With exclusive interviews with comedian/Senatorial candidate Al Franken, former Senator and Religious Right inside man Rick Santorum, noted “liberal evangelical” Tony Campolo, conservative radio host Michael Reagan, racial reconciliation activist Dr. John Perkins and features with Bono, Pastor Rick Warren (“Purpose Driven Life”), James Dobson, Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, no stone is left unturned in this engaging, unpredictable and challenging look at the conflict over religion in America.

So what can you do?

  1. Watch the videos I’ll post on here.
  2. Go to the website for the book and movie.
  3. Post about it on your blog or link back here. I really don’t care either way, just as long as it happens.

They did a private showing at Lewis and Clark College last year. Lewis and Clark is a private liberal arts college in Portland. The producer said that only 12 out of 300 people who attended said they were Christians. Here is the reaction of the students who went.


Here is a 10 minute sampler of various parts of the movie and a good look into what it is all about.


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