Friday, June 10, 2005

Review: Veil of Deception DVD

Mind & Media and Mission:America provided this DVD for me to review; I have not been compensated in any way. You can see other reviews of this DVD here, and Molly's review is here; she has an interesting take on the DVD as the wife of a youth pastor.

Mission:America produced this documentary, which I'd file under the "stuff Christians need to be aware of" category. The film consists mostly of interviews of Christians who are actively opposing both gay marriage legislation and the presentation to schoolchildren of gay marriage as normal and healthy. From their website:

"If same sex marriage becomes the law of the land, every American child will be taught that homosexuality is equal to traditional marriage.

In the 2004 elections, voters in 13 states affirmed traditional marriage as a defense against activism to legalize same sex marriage. At the same time, in May 2004, the state of Massachusetts began 'marrying' same sex couples in defiance of long-standing law.

Which view of marriage will prevail in America?

Mission:America's new production, Veil of Deception, explores homosexual activism already exploding in schools and communities nationwide, putting thousands of children at risk as experimentation is blatantly encouraged. Some courageous parents, community leaders and teachers are speaking out.

Would legalization of same sex marriage silence these voices? If so, what happens to the next generation?

This exciting, fast-paced video is a great educational tool. It features local and national 'heroes' who are trying to protect our children, and how we can all learn from them."

Molly pointed out that as an expose, the film falls a little flat. The case against gay marriage can be made in a more powerful and comprehensive way, to be sure. (Fight the Good Fight's expose on the Satanic origins of Rock N Roll does a much better job in that respect, I think, on the issue of homosexuality.) I did find the video engaging, though, and I think it has worth, particularly since the issue is a pressing one in today's political climate. I'd recommend it for Christians who need a bit of a wake-up call to realize what's truly happening in public schools and in society. I don't know about you, but I know quite a few Christians with their heads stuck in the sand; I appreciate Mission:America's efforts to help Christians actively oppose evil in our day.

Eph 6:12-13
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.