A few days back, Christianity Today Movies published an interview with film director Richard Dutcher, who has a Mormon background.
And this provoked a classic reactionary response.
Read the letter, read CT’s reply, and shake your head and sigh…
The fact that Christianity Today would even have an article about Mormonism in the light of being part of the true Christian umbrella is really crazy to me. It seems as when time goes by Christian media becomes more and more watered down and “tolerant” with what Christianity is defined as (even when it compromises the gospel). I wish a disclaimer was placed before or after the article that stated that the views of the Mormon “church” does not reflect that of Christianity Today—but I suppose Christianity is relative and subjective to some. I would appreciate it if we truly define who we are as Christians and not accept something so out there as Mormonism and try and place it as a true Christ-taught thing.
Editor’s note: Um, the article wasn’t “about Mormonism,” but was an interview with film director Richard Dutcher, who has a Mormon background. The article never said that Mormonism is “part of the true Christian umbrella,” nor did the article “try and place it as a true Christ-taught thing.” Matter of fact, we even noted to Dutcher that many evangelicals believe Mormonism is a cult. Can we not interview filmmakers and actors of all stripes without readers assuming that we’re saying they’re evangelicals?
It staggers the imagination.