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Group founded by Lt. Gov. Forest wants “Noah” the movie to follow Biblical script

DinosaurNorth Carolina’s Lt. Governor Dan Forest is no longer on the board of the group he helped found a few years back known as Faith Driven Consumer, but the group remains enmeshed in controversial issues with important political implications.

The group’s most recent crusade is to make sure that that the bosses at Paramount Studios, which is producing a multimillion dollar movie based on the Biblical figure Noah and the mythological story in which he saves all the creatures of the world from a flood, doesn’t allow the film to include any deviation from the what the group considers to be the literal truth. As Fox News reports, the group, which claims to speak for 46 million Christian consumers, released survey results showing that that “98 percent of faith-driven consumers are ‘unsatisfied with (the) Bible-themed movie which strays from Biblical message.’ The report suggested that ‘Noah’ could thus face ‘commercial challenges.’”

Such a scenario is in keeping with the past efforts of the Faith Driven Consumer to inject a conservative Christian worldview into modern American commerce. As reported here previously, the group has gone so far in past years as to dispense low marks to retailers (like the department store chain Sears) that feature lingerie models in their catalogs.

In the “Noah” example, the Faith Driven Consumer group has made it plain to Paramount that it doesn’t care for the notion that the film might attempt to superimpose modern, non-literal interpretations on the flood story. This is from an appeal on the group’s website:

“Have you heard about the controversy swirling around the upcoming blockbuster movieNoah, soon to be released in theaters on March 28?  The $125 million Noah epic starring Russell Crowe and Anthony Hopkins has hit rough seas with many key faith-based test audiences.

By answering one simple question here, you can let Hollywood know what’s important to you!

Hollywood execs increasingly understand the economic importance of the $1.75 trillion Faith Driven Consumer market, and are actively producing movies based on biblical themes.

Yet word out this week confirms previous reports that have many Faith Driven Consumers concerned.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Noah has been criticized for depicting Noah as a “crazy, irrational, religious nut…fixated on modern-day problems like overpopulation and environmental degradation.”

Importantly, the movie’s director appears to have replaced the Bible’s central point of God’s judgment on man’s inherent sin with a story focused on a contemporary environmental theme.”

The group’s efforts seem especially relevant in light of today’s court ruling in Raleigh enjoining a public school voucher plan passed by the General Assembly last year and strongly endorsed by Forest. One of the most objectionable aspects of the voucher plan, of course, is the fact that it proposed to dispense public dollars to religious schools — some of which use a curriculum published by Bob Jones University Press which teaches that dinosaurs and humans co-existed on Earth at one time.

All of which leads a body to wonder: 1) Does North Carolina’s  Lt. Governor endorse the use of curricula based on such a worldview? and 2) If so, would he mind explaining how Noah managed to get those brontosauruses onto the ark?

6 Comments

  1. LayintheSmakDown

    February 22, 2014 at 9:49 am

    I am not sure why the movie makers would deviate from what is in the bible other than to indoctrinate on the progressive mantra of globalwarmingclimatechangesavethewhales and population control. If people want to go see the lies then it is up to them though. If I were to go and take my children, I would obviously have to let them know ahead that the issues are not real in order to counteract the propaganda. But they are used to that as I have to introduce them to the real truth when they come home from school too.

  2. Alan

    February 22, 2014 at 9:52 am

    TIN….FOIL…..HAT…..CRAZY…..TALK.

  3. Alan

    February 22, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Glad to be of service…

    PS. How old is planet earth? How many dumbassauruses did Noah manage to squeeze into the dinghy? What ahappened to them? I think I know one that survived…

  4. LayintheSmakDown

    February 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Dude Alan, you never need to post any more than that first comment. That totally expresses the substance of your typical post!

    Oh and your second comment makes no sense as the happy pappy admin deleted my comment in between.

  5. LayintheSmakDown

    February 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    Dude Alan, you never need to post any more than that first comment. That totally expresses the substance of your typical post!

    Oh and your second comment makes no sense as the happy pappy admin deleted my comment in between.

  6. Alan

    February 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    According to the Rebuplikan “babble” (Conservapedia), even the kangaroos made it onto the ark. How did they get there? Did they arrive via UPS or FedEx? Apparently, Noah, as well as being a very fine carpenter and shipbuilder, was a kinda “free market” guy and wouldn’t use those commie gov’mint employees in the USPO.

    http://www.conservapedia.com/Kangaroo

    Creation science and Creationism

    Consistent with their view that the fossil record as a whole does not support the evolutionary position[2][3], creationists state that there is a lack of transitional fossils showing an evolutionary origin of kangaroos. Rebecca Driver writes:

    The Macropod family is alleged to have evolved from either the Phalangeridae (possums) or Burramyidae (pygmy-possums)…
    However, there are no fossils of animals which appear to be intermediate between possums and kangaroos. Wabularoo naughtoni, supposed ancestor of all the macropods, was clearly a kangaroo (it greatly resembles the potoroos which dwell in Victoria’s forests). If modern kangaroos really did come from it, all this shows is the same as we see happening today, namely that kangaroos come from kangaroos, “after their kind.” [4]

    According to the origins theory model used by young earth creation scientists, modern kangaroos are the descendants of the two founding members of the modern kangaroo baramin that were taken aboard Noah’s Ark prior to the Great Flood. It has not yet been determined by baraminologists whether kangaroos form a holobaramin with the wallaby, tree-kangaroo, wallaroo, pademelon and quokka, or if all these species are in fact apobaraminic or polybaraminic.

    After the Flood, these kangaroos, bred from the Ark passengers and then migrated to Australia. There is debate whether this migration happened over land[5] with lower sea levels during the post-flood ice age, or before the super-continent of Pangea broke apart.[6].