Friday, March 21, 2008

God and Tyler Perry vs. Hollywood

After the curtain calls for his 2004 theater piece, Meet the Browns--one of the strange comedy-musical-melodramas that have made Tyler Perry a hero to the older black Christian community--the author-director came out onstage to talk to his devoted audience. He confided that he'd been asked to produce a TV comedy series but turned it down because it couldn't be religious.

"If you don't want my God here, you don't want me here either. God has been too good to me to go and try to sell out to get some money. That's O.K. I will sit in a corner and be broke with the Lord before I will sit there and have them give me millions and sell my soul. It ain't gonna happen."

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Some Questions:
~Does Tyler Perry have a leg to stand on in his complaint?
~Is Hollywood too far gone for folks like Tyler Perry and Kirk Cameron to really make a difference?
~What are your convictions when it comes to watching or listening to media that does not honor God?


Billiam said...

I admire him for his stance. Yes, Hollywood is too far gone, yet we must keep trying. I watch and read a lot of things that don't mention God. They have no effect on my relationship with Him, however. I pray/talk to Him much of the day/night.

Roland said...

Kirk does make a difference.
But is it beneficial?

Nator said...

I think he should have done the show. If it is good enough, and gets an audience, his ability to set the agenda increases. BTW, you don't have to be blatantly religous in order to get a point across.

As for Kirk Cameron, the jury is still out for me on that one.

Timm said...

I understand a lot of people are not very supportive of Kirk Cameron. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first, but he has won me over.