Evangelical Christian Film Is Inappropriate For Public School, Americans United Tells Alabama Educators
The movie “Facing the Giants” is about a losing coach with an underdog football team which faces their giants of fear and failure on and off the field to surprising results. A crazy atheistic group called Americans United for Separation of Church and State says the movie which does feature faith is aimed at evangelism and is inappropriate for public schools.
After receiving complaints, Americans United has urged officials at Tuscaloosa City Schools to stop showing the film “Facing the Giants.”
“This movie is not educational; it’s evangelistic,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “Parents and taxpayers expect our public schools to teach, not preach.”
In a Jan. 15 letter, Americans United attorneys note that the film was shown repeatedly in classrooms last semester at Paul W. Bryant High School. But a surprising thing happened because the school’s principal plans to continue airing it in the future despite the craziness.
The movie depicts the story of a losing high school football coach who turns his struggling team around by convincing them that “With God, all things are possible….”
I’d love to see the movies the good Rev. Barry Lynn would approve of.