Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter Source:
Bridgestone Multimedia Group
Divorcing God is a revealing look at what the Founding Fathers believed about morality and religious faith as the pillars of our government and nation, and the dangers posed by secular humanism. It explores the historical patterns of the lives of nations and empires - from birth and growth to prosperity, weakness, decay and death.
However, The film is not just about doom and gloom. “Divorcing God is a hopeful presentation of the power of our Christian faith and the power of renewal,” said American Family Association president Tim Wildmon. “The film represents AFA’s very reason for existence: We believe Christians should get informed about what’s happening in our country and get involved.”
Interviewees include Hadley Arkes, professor of jurisprudence at Amherst College; Brad Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice Institute; Daniel Dreisbach, professor of public affairs at American University; Michael Farris, constitutional attorney and chancellor of Patrick Henry College; Matthew Franck, professor of political science at Radford University; Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University; George Grant, author and founder of King’s Meadow Study Center; Peter Lillback, professor of historical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary; Judith Reisman, visiting professor of law at Liberty University School of Law; and Matthew Spalding, director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation.
This is a much-needed DVD! It focuses on the moral decline of our country and how our founding fathers including Ben Franklin, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson intended us to keep God and moral principles in our daily lives. For, as Ben Franklin once said, "God governs in the affairs of men."
The DVD features various experts including Dr. Michael Farris, Constitutional Attorney and Chancellor of Patrick Henry College, who said, "Great nations die from within." Dr. Peter Lillback, President and professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, reminds the viewer that Ben Franklin said our law would be based on a republic form of government, "If you can keep it". It appears we might be losing it due to moral decay from within. A striking comment is made in the DVD: "We're on a precarious ledge; our future is in the balance."
Dr. Matthew Franck speaks about not following a "generic" God or addressing our needs to "Whom it may concern," but following the Christian God although no one particular sect, denomination or religion has been established so that there may be freedom for all. He clearly states our country began by following the God of the Bible. In the last 50 years there has been a loss of school prayer, morning Bible reading in public schools, clergy-led prayer in public schools and the elimination of displaying the Ten Commandments or Nativity scenes.
The DVD concludes that God's justice will happen to our country if people don't follow 11 Chronicles 7:14 and repent. Thomas Jefferson said, "God's justice cannot sleep forever." As stated upfront, this DVD is not for children due to sophisticated themes. However, we are recommending it for ages twelve plus as it is a wonderful tool to educate people about the founding fathers' ideals which included making sure that God and the Bible were never set aside in our government. We gladly award this powerful DVD our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal and give it our highest quality rating of five Doves.it.
Content Description: Sex: Sex and its place in society is mentioned and the crumbling estate of marriage; a photo of two men lying in bed looking at each other; talk of sexual promiscuity in the country and homosexuality; signs mention condoms and oral sex; a song features lyrics about sadomasochism. Language: None Violence: A photo of police and people fighting. Drugs: None Nudity: Breasts seen on statue. Other: Talk of religious freedom and how it is being lost; a sign says, "Obamaism is Communism".