Should You Boycott Hollywood?

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Recently, it’s been suggested that in light of the recent sexual harassment accusations that have surfaced, now including Dustin Hoffman and Brett Ratner among the ever-growing list of the Hollywood disgraced, that Christians should be completely done with Hollywood.
This is not the answer!
When darkness is exposed, the answer is not to run away, the answer is to run even closer with the light. For Christians that are rightfully sick of filth that seems to come out of Hollywood, we’re calling on people to now more than ever support the good that is coming out. There are terrific movies and TV programs worth supporting. Kevin Sorbo’s Let There Be Light is in theaters now, and this weekend On Wings About Eagles, about Eric Liddell’s ministry work in China releases this coming weekend.
Next Tuesday the National Geographic Channel will premiere one of the most positive faith portrayals we’ve seen on TV in a miniseries called The Long Road Home (only for older audiences).
On November 17, Sony Pictures will release The Star, a wonderful animated family movie about the birth of Jesus seen from the perspective of a donkey.
The next week on November 22, The Man Who Invented Christmas releases and tells the fascinating story of Charles Dickens’ writing the classic book A Christmas Carol.
These are all wonderful stories, and by supporting the good, you’re not running from the darkness, but instead helping spread the light!
Author of The Culture-Wise Family and How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul), Dr. Baehr is chairman of Good News Communications, Inc. and its family guide to movies and entertainment, Movieguide® (

Now in their 32nd year, Good News Communications, Inc. and Movieguide® are the largest, longest-running international, non-profit ministry dedicated to “redeeming the values of the entertainment industry by influencing industry executives and by informing and equipping the public about the influence of the entertainment media.”

Movieguide®’s Annual Faith & Values Awards Gala honors the best, most family-friendly movies and television programs honoring God and inspiring audiences with messages of faith, hope, goodness, justice, redemption, forgiveness and true divine love. At the Awards, Dr. Baehr presents highlights from Movieguide®’s Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry, a comprehensive financial analysis of the movie business showing what kinds of movies and what kinds of movie content moviegoers favor the most with their hard-earned money.

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