Posted: 07/25/2012 in Uncategorized

(CNN) – “The Blind Side” was a heartwarming movie about a real-life Christian family who adopted a troubled teen with a knack for football, helped him get into college, and eventually all the way to the NFL. It was nominated for a best picture Oscar, won Sandra Bullock the best actress Oscar, and it won over Christian audiences who for decades have said they were slighted and misrepresented by Hollywood. But all that was not enough to keep the movie on the shelves one of the country’s largest Christian bookstores.

LifeWay Christian Resources, a division of the Southern Baptist Convention, had been selling the DVD at its 165 stores for two years with a sticker warning its patrons of strong language. There were rumblings about a resolution last month at the denomination’s annual conference, and complaints from about a dozen people prompted LifeWay to remove the film from its shelves and online store…..
“When Hollywood does that incredible rare thing and portrays people of faith in a positive light, it’s such a rare thing, we have to be grateful,” he said and not push to have the film removed from stores.

I personally love this movie. I like that it actually portrays Christians in a positive light for once. I think it is sad that it is being pulled from the shelves of Christian book stores because of a racial slur. I do happen to agree that using the Lord’s name in vain is unnecessary and could have been left out of the movie. I do see where the people of the Christian book store would be offended at such a thing, however this is a Hollywood movie and us Christians have to take our positive light where we can get it.
I don’t condone taking the Lord’s name in vain and If you were my friend saying it I would tell you to think about who and what you are talking about before spouting off such a thing. If I didn’t know you I would turn the other way and not want to get to know you. I wouldn’t say hey that’s offensive (unless I was PMSsing) although, now that I think about it, maybe I should. Because, after all it is offensive. This topic is a tough one because like I said, we need to take our props where we can get it. Maybe they should just bleep out the parts that aren’t representing Christians in the proper light. Now, there’s a way to keep everyone happy. I think!
What are your thoughts about this? I would like to hear what you have to say!
Much love,
Kimmy
http://www.withoutalabel.me

CNN Belief Blog

By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor

(CNN) — “The Blind Side” was a heartwarming movie about a real-life Christian family who adopted a troubled teen with a knack for football, helped him get into college, and eventually all the way to the NFL. It was nominated for a best picture Oscar, won Sandra Bullock the best actress Oscar, and it won over Christian audiences who for decades have said they were slighted and misrepresented by Hollywood. But all that was not enough to keep the movie on the shelves one of the country’s largest Christian bookstores.

LifeWay Christian Resources, a division of the Southern Baptist Convention, had been selling the DVD at its 165 stores for two years with a sticker warning its patrons of strong language. There were rumblings about a resolution last month at the denomination’s annual conference, and complaints from about a dozen people…

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