Culture Wars: Family Friendly Movies more Popular than violent or gay meme

Culture Wars:

Family Friendly Movies more Popular than violent or gay meme

Want movie to make more money? Drop ‘gay’ content

‘The myth is that there is this big group out there that wants this stuff’

By Alex Murashko

HollywoodMovies with no homosexual content make about six times more money at the box office than movies with some, frequent or heavy homosexual content, according to a three-year study by Movieguide and the Christian Film & Television Commission.

 

Family-Friendly Content sells better than sex and violence

family-traditional-nuclear2The study is part of a detailed economic report to the entertainment industry recently released by Movieguide and the family advocacy group’s founder, Ted Baehr.

“We do an analysis of all [categories of] the box office and for many years, people would say that violence sells or sex sells and of course, we’ve found that not to be the case,” Baehr told WND.

Homosexual content in a movie may sell to the “the 2.5 or 3 percent who claim to be LGBT or homosexual or bisexual, but 98 percent of the moviegoers who don’t think about that, think about family and think about marriage.”

Baehr, as well as industry insiders, say it would be difficult to find anyone within Hollywood’s A-list willing to make a public comment on the study, but the commission’s hope is that filmmakers think about their pocketbooks before investing their efforts in homosexual content.

What’s Christian in Hollywood? Maybe you’ll be surprised, by “What Hollywood Believes: An Intimate Look at the Faith of the Famous” from the WND Superstore.

“If you want to make those kind of movies that’s fine, but are you trying to make it in the industry or not? The myth is that there is this big group out there that wants the stuff,” Baehr said. “What we say to Hollywood is that you can make these movies, but you are not going to make any money.”

He added that he doesn’t want to “bully anybody” regarding “gay” content in movies.

“We live in a free country, and I believe in free speech, and I believe that if we have more free speech that the good will triumph,” he said. “So I don’t believe in squelching free speech like some liberals do. Also, I’m not a traffic cop like Siskel and Ebert used to be by putting (assigning) a thumbs up or a thumbs down.”

The Movieguide study analyzed the content of 847 movies released from 2013 through 2015, according to the calendar year box office, “before the annual awards season hype can skew the box office numbers of certain movies, which happened with movies like Brokeback Mountain and Black Swan.”

Last year, movies with no homosexual content made more than $8.799 billion, while movies with some homosexual content made about $.998 billion, according to the study by Movieguide. Movies with strong or frequent homosexual references made about $.386 billion, and movies with heavy homosexual content earned a paltry $.084 billion, for a total of about $1.468 billion. The organization said similar findings occurred in 2014 and 2013.

David Greene, an independent film maker who is launching a Christian-based movie company, said the study results make sense.

familydefend“One of the leading reasons people go to movies is that for a short while they are able to live vicariously through the characters on the screen,” Greene said. “This is why we constantly reverberate ‘believable characters.’ A very small percentage of the population are LGBT, so most people do not have daily interaction with that sector of the population. So, it being prominent on the screen would be somewhat antithetic to the empathic nature of the viewer. I would venture to say that the margin would be much less for a younger, late teens and early 20’s crowd.”

Greene’s assumption about younger audiences may be true because most are probably not thinking “family” quite yet.

Baehr concludes: “The story here is that it’s better to sell four tickets to a family than one ticket to a person who is a very small minority and who is looking for some sort of affirmation. If you (filmmakers) want to make big money you need to not alienate the biggest audience out there. Not because you can’t do it, but because they are very sensitive to these things.”

What’s Christian in Hollywood? Maybe you’ll be surprised, by “What Hollywood Believes: An Intimate Look at the Faith of the Famous” from the WND Superstore.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/10/want-movie-to-make-more-money-drop-gay-content/

Christian Churches: 2nd Amendment and Safety

Dinner Topics for  Wednesday

American churches begin to focus on security and safety

‘Sheepdog’ seminar leaders say 440 violently killed on faith-based properties since 1999

Bob Unruh

SheepdogThat’s what churches need right now, according to a specialty ministry organization.

And as cute as are the four-footed kind, and as helpful, these “sheepdogs” are none other than security-minded church workers, officials and volunteers who want to stop evil at the door when it comes to church.

The Sheepdog Seminars for Churches organization says 440 people have died a violent death while on church or faith-based property in the United States since 1999.

“In addition, thousands of children have been sexually molested while on church or faith-based property (or at church-related events),” the organization reports.

Some of those events are well known.

Baptist Press recalled the Wedgewood Baptist Church attack in 1999. A shooter came into a youth service and killed seven people and wounded seven more.

Wedgewood hosted a Sheepdog Seminar this spring, providing training for 350 church representatives to prevent and respond to violent attacks, BP reported.

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Speaker Jimmy Meeks said churches need to be prepared for evil to happen.

“I think there’s something that God’s people can do that we’re not doing,” he told BP.

WND reported on the aftermath of a December 2007 gunman’s attack on New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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There, Pastor Brady Boyd said an armed church member prevented a massacre.

“It did deter it,” he said. “One of our voluntary security church members had a firearm and saved at least 50 people. My family had just left the building, and I was still in the building when it occurred.”

Boyd was speaking about Jeanne Assam, a former sworn Minneapolis police officer who was acting as security that day. She wounded the 24-year-old gunman, Matthew J. Murray, before he took his life.

Murray already had killed two people in the parking lot after attacking a Youth With a Mission office in the Denver area. He was fully loaded with ammunition as he headed for the sanctuary, where hundreds of people remained.

Does Boyd believe stricter gun control would have prevented his church shooting and the likes of Sandy Hook?

“With 300 million guns available in American culture, we’re way past the tipping point,” the pastor said. “Unless you’re going to go door to door and confiscate our guns, it’s not going to work. Another set of laws wouldn’t have prevented it.”

Read and hear the real-life story of a man who, when faced with a team of terrorists attacking and killing people in his church, drew his own weapon and fired back, in “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense.”

He even addressed whether pastors should be armed.

“I’m licensed to carry a gun, but I don’t on Sunday morning,” Boyd said. “It could be dangerous for a pastor to be shooting back in a big crowd of people. My church is safe because we have the right people carrying guns.”

The seminar website explains one of the original callings in the Bible was to defend others, and that’s the goal of the Sheepdog events that are scheduled.

Teachers include Carl Chinn, who was a building engineer for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs in 1996 when he responded to a standoff with an angry gunman who had taken hostages.

Joining him on the podium is Jimmy Meeks, who has been a police officer since 1980.

He’s served as a hostage negotiator, a police training officer and a detective. He’s also a certified police instructor and is a certified crime prevention specialist.

His own experience with danger predates the current death toll. It was June 22, 1980, when a lone gunman went to First Baptist Church in Daingerfield, Texas, and killed five congregants and wounded 10 more.

He quotes Mark 1: “Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. … Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, Jesus was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out.”

He continued, “If they disturbed the services when Jesus was preaching, they might mess with yours.”

See a video introducing the seminars:

http://www.wnd.com/2013/07/american-churches-begin-to-focus-on-security/#fMCGxWlpsMmMf7k2.99

“Nobody understands you, some folks at your church even think you take this security thing too far,” listeners are told. “That’s all right. You’re a sheepdog.”

See the organization’s website for information on seminars.

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Gun Violence Solutions

Gun Violence Solutions? Gun Control for Democrats!

No Joke!

A Sure Way To Reduce Gun Violence

 

demdonkeyIn 1865 a Democrat shot and killed Abraham Lincoln.

In 1964 a communist – turned Democrat – killed John F. Kennedy

In 1983 a registered Democrat shot and wounded Ronald Reagan.

In 2007 a registered Democrat named Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people in Virginia     Tech.

In 2010 a mentally ill registered Democrat named Jared Lee Loughner shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and killed 6 others.

In 2011 registered Democrat James Holmes shot and killed 12 people in a movie theater.

In 2013 registered Democrat Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people in a school.

 

One could go on, but you get the point, even if the media does not.

Clearly, there is a problem with Democrats and guns.

Each year thousands are murdered in Chicago.

Most of the dead and the killers are African Americans.

The same can be said of every large city in America.

Blacks voted for Obama to the tune of 97%.  They are all Democrats.

 

SOLUTION:

noIt should simply be illegal for Democrats to own guns.handgun

Take the guns from Democrats and you’ve just reduced gun crime by 97%.

Reduce gun crime by 97% and the US will have better crime statistics

than any other nation on the planet. 

Muslim: Wives, and Violence

Muslims, Wives, and Violence

The mosque Tamerlan attended in Cambridge even gives instructions on how to beat women properly.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, to not show bruises and within the bounds of propriety.  There are proper ways to discipline your wife, proper ways of asserting control.  The mosque gives these instructions.

Tamerlan’s wife—he beat her and called her names and abused her;  she was a convert to Islam.

MuslimWarriorNew York Daily News: “College roommates of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s widow described him as a brutish, manipulative boyfriend who often hurled insults — and more — at the woman who would eventually bear his child. Three of Katherine Russell’s pals at Suffolk University watched as she was terrorized by the dead bombing suspect after they began their on-and-off relationship in 2007.”  That’s horribly written.  She wasn’t terrorized by the dead bombing suspect.  She was terrorized by the (older brother) bombing suspect.

“Angry and controlling, Tsarnaev called Russell a ‘slut’ and a ‘prostitute’ and was known to throw furniture or other objects at her during fits of rage, the unnamed roommates said.” We have a new normal for courtship now?  “Russell, now 24, wasn’t the only one he abused.  In 2009, the aspiring Olympic boxer was busted for slapping around a different girlfriend, Nadine Asceucal.” Those charges were dropped.

“His dark side wasn’t obvious at first. Russell’s roommates said when the pair first hooked up, Tsarnaev often partied with them. But they noticed a change in him in around 2008 or 2009, when he stopped smoking and drinking and became committed to Islam.”
Imagine that.  He was smoking and drinking and yukking it up and having a good time, and then he stopped smoking and drinking, became committed to Islam, and started beating his girlfriend and wife.

The mosque Tamerlan attended in Cambridge even gives instructions on how to beat women properly.  Yes, ladies and gentlemen, to not show bruises and within the bounds of propriety.  There are proper ways to discipline your wife, proper ways of asserting control.  The mosque gives these instructions.

 

Sharia Law gives specific instructions for permissible wife-beating

For more information regarding Islam and Sharia Law, visit Act! For America

 

Abortion, Violence, and Pro-Life

National Pro-Life Alliance: Stop the Death and Violence of

Abortion

I had the pleasure of seeing the sonogram of my friend’s baby when it was only a few weeks old. How awesome and heart-warming to see the facial features and tiny hands and feet of that little one. How can pro-abortion activists continue to deny the truth? ~C.A. Davidson

If the anti-gun crowd is really against violent deaths, why do they champion abortion? ~fideux, (an intelligent comment found on the internet)

 

baby1Show Love this month—for the innocent unborn

See this sonogram and sign a petition to pass the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act Petition

http://nationalprolifealliance.com/uicaa_petition.aspx?pid=0219n&npla=HNAEAA13I

 

One out of every four babies conceived is a victim of abortion., a tragedy that has claimed more than 56 million innocent lives since the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion-on-demand.

The American people oppose abortion-on-demand and want innocent life to be protected, especially when it is most defenseless.

As early as five weeks, unborn babies have an audible heartbeat and recognizable features, yet abortionists hide what the visible evidence shows—that there is a baby and not a mere lump of cells.

 

Studies show that up to 90% of women who see the sonogram and

hear the heartbeat of their baby in utero choose against abortion.