American heretics The politics of the gospel

Butlerfilms (Firm), Contemporary Dialogues

DVD - 2019

At what other point in our history has the line between church and state become so tangled and polarizing? This film takes audiences into the buckle of the Bible belt, where a group of defiant ministers, congregations, and community leaders are challenging deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine in favor of a gospel of inclusion. Labeled as 'heretics' for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as a sword sharpened by literal interpretations of the Bible. Es...pecially those fundamentalist Christian interpretations that continue to justify nationalism and hack away at landmark civil rights protections for women, minorities, immigrants, and LGBTQ communities. This poignant story challenges what people think they know about the Christian heartland by offering a rare personal glimpse into the contentious and often misunderstood history of religion, race, and politics in America.

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[Place of publication not identified] : Butlerfilms [2019]
Item Description
Wide screen (16:9).
DVD extras: introduction with Rev. Bishop Carlton Pearson; hour-long zoom Q&A with cast and crew; trailer.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (75 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD, NTSC, all regions; wide screen (16:9).
Production Credits
Edited by Jamie Lee Godfrey; cinematography by Peter Hotchens.
Corporate Authors
Butlerfilms (Firm) (production company), Contemporary Dialogues
Other Authors
Jeanine Isabel Butler (film producer), Catherine Lynn Butler (interviewee), Carlton Pearson