Meeting Medved

Two articles in your March 8 issue were tremendous. The interview “Hollywood vs. America” introduced me to a hitherto unknown Michael Medved. And then the book excerpt “The Last Temptation of Hollywood” had me banging my desk in raucous laughter. What a talented journalist! What an insightful man! What an honest critic!

Rev. Bill Solomon

Murfreesboro, Tenn.

As a writer/director, who was recently in L.A., I was excited to discover that there are over 1,000 Christian professionals in the film and television industries working to change Hollywood’s moral climate. Many see themselves as missionaries in a fertile field that holds firmly in its grasp the world’s notions about morality and the church.

Aside from the obvious patronizing of good programs and films, Christians should be praying for their brothers and sisters in Hollywood careers. Christians should also be praying for the effectiveness of parachurch organizations in Hollywood such as Master Media, Inter-Mission, Actors Co-op, Los Angeles Film Studies Center, Women in Secular Entertainment, Premise, L.A. Arts Group, Actors Fellowship, and Associates in Music.

Stan Williams

Northville, Mich.

I resent the article by Michael Medved wherein R. L. Hymers is portrayed as an anti-Semite. I have been a member of B’nai B’rith for 35 years and have been working all that time to improve relations between Christians and Jews. I know Dr. Hymers well. He has helped me on numerous occasions to improve Jewish/Christian relations.

Granted that on one occasion Dr. Hymers used poor judgment regarding a movie that seemed anti-Christian to him and millions of others. But one incident in a person’s life does not make him an anti-Semite, and I write to verify that in the last four years ...

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