Friends of God: A Road Trip With Alexandra Pelosi (2007)

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In this documentary, celebrated journalist and filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (daughter of congresswoman Nancy Pelosi) hits the road, camera-in-tow, and takes a long, penetrating tour of 'Evangelical America' - interviewing at length the key evangelicals who qualify as movers and shakers on the political scene, such as Rev. Ted Haggard, the late televangelist Jerry Falwell, and Rev. Joel Osteen. From subject to subject, Pelosi sheds a light on the individuals who sit at the intersection between evangelical Christianity and right-wing politics and asks what their doings may entail for the sociocultural (and political) landscape of Middle America.
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Documentary , Special Interest , Television , Faith & Spirituality
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How she did this without laughing I will never know! The most judgmental thing I have ever seen. Making fun of people not like them - real Christian like. This was seriously disgusting to watch, but she did a great job getting that hate across. Made in 2007, many of the pastors shown in this have since been found in gay affairs, tax evasion, etc.

Tracy Fortenberry
Tracy Fortenberry

Creepy - a good companion to Jesus Camp, but isn't as tightly executed. They both feature Ted Haggard, Evangelical church leader who was caught in a meth and prostitution scandal. Now I know that Christian Pro-Wrestling exists, but I didn't get a whole lot more insight into these people. Not sure that I want to. I don't understand how anyone can ignore overwhelming scientific evidence of the world being many millions of years old, not 6 thousand. It's offensive to me. Especially when they try to put it in public schools. The toughest part of this documentary is Jerry Falwell's ghost writer, who is a gay man shunned by his own church. He still goes to see what his enemies are saying about him, and openly cries in the church. Such a sad and messed up moment. I'm pretty sure if Jesus were to show up he would not approve of hating people, or for ignoring the existence of carbon dating.

Susan Patton
Susan Patton
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I agree with a previous commenter: this "documentary" is just poorly-made. It seemed more like one of the History Channel's more flimsy edutainment programs. I would have actually liked it *more* if they concentrated more on ripping apart the silliness of the more extreme Evangelical Christians displayed. It at least made me want to read the God Delusion again.

Derek Reeve
Derek Reeve

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