New Faith-based Film Drawing Criticism for its Content: Is it Even a Christian Movie?

May 11, 2017

A new film directed by Spencer T. Folmar and written by Folmar, Dax Spanogle, Jason Spanogle, Casey Salviano and Fernando Salviano is fraught with profanity, causing those in the faith-based community to wonder if it deserves to be called a Christian movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Generational Sins” uses no less than 32 expletives in the film. 

This is contrasted with popular faith-based films such as “God’s Not Dead,” which uses only one instance of profanity—and mild, at that.

Though the film utilizes rated-R language, its creators maintain that the film is appropriate for the given age in which it is created.

“We’re not shying away from anything,” said producer Thurman Mason. “We live in an R-rated world, and covering up the darkness won’t bring it into the light.”

“There is objective, gospel truth in this movie,” he added. “Hollywood stereotypes Christians as nutty fruitcakes detached from reality, but that’s not the case and, as Christian filmmakers, we’d like to demonstrate that.”

Movieguide, a source for Hollywood entertainment from a Christian perspective and which judges films based on seven categories, has given “Generational Sins” its lowest ranking.

Movieguide editor Tom Snyder went even as far as to say that “the movie won’t do well if it’s advertised as faith-based.”

But should “Generational Sins” be thought of as a Christian movie? STORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE