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Woe to them: Santorum Becomes New CEO of Film Company

Former GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Rick Santorum has accepted the position as CEO of the Dallas-based Christian film company EchoLight Studios, saying in a statement that he believes that in a similar way to politics, entertainment can work to reinforce one's religious values.

"This is the right place and right time, and I've jumped in with both feet," Santorum said in recent press release by EchoLight, which describes itself as "America's fastest-growing faith & family film company."

"I often say that culture is upstream from politics, and I know entertainment also can be strength and light for people who want to be uplifted and reinforced in their values," Santorum added.

Santorum, who has spent the past year working with EchoLight to develop its brand, went on to state that he believes Dallas can become "the Hollywood of the faith-and-family movie market," and he hopes to continue building and expanding the Christian film industry to create an "authentic product truthful to the faith in people's lives."

More: http://www.christianpost.com/news/rick-santorum-becomes-new-...

PS if you are looking for good Christian movies this is a much better option: http://shop.littlelightstudios.tv/shop/



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Shouldn't we judge a film on its merits?

I know this isn't a big issue, but shouldn't we avoid throwing the boycott term around so easily? On a side note, I do remember this film:
http://youtu.be/HCLsgWs2t3A

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Judge on merits?

Once we viewed a film, yes, it would be ethical to judge it honestly, i.e., according to whether we enjoyed it or not (the only "merit" that counts in entertainment). But as to the decision of which films to watch in the first place, there's no obligation to consumers to treat film co's, directors, or actors "fairly." It's a marketplace. The only thing that matters is whatever consumers think matters.

IF you couldn't envision investing one penny to help support a company on account of a CEO you personally detested that would be fine. That's how it works whether we are voting with our wallets or with ballots. [Did President Obama get elected on merit? I'd say that in addition to race likely playing a part, he primarily got elected because of his oratorical skill and brilliant campaign team coming up with the meaningless cliche "hope & change" that people would rally around.] Anyway, if Santorum ends up treating the company's funds the way he did taxpayer money, I don't think he'll be CEO for long.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir