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Old 03-05-2018, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Central Illinois -
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Since you like to complain about liberal Hollywood, why haven't conservatives started their own entertainment studios? I'm not talking about the fringe stuff that Kirk Cameron does. I'm talking about Meryl type talent. I'm sure that there must be talented conservatives.

There's a lot of money with conservatives so what has stopped them from getting studios, finding good actors who are conservatives, building movie theaters, tv stations, starting a Netflix type business, etc?

I would think that the audience would be there based on the Hollywood hatred here. There must be some reason that no one has done it. Look at what Tyler Perry has done just by focusing on the black community. Conservatives make up a larger percentage than black people.

Instead of expecting Hollywood to change, why don't conservatives get off their soapbox and do something about it?
Because they're talentless, angry people? I guess it's why there are no conservative comedians (outside of the GOP, of course)
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:05 PM
 
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Creatively demands not only intelligence but imagination and flexibility. By definition, someone who wants things black and/or white (the conservative mindset) can't play in that sandbox as well.
Somebody should have told JRR Tolkien that.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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No talented conservatives. Good at division of the country with the help of Faux.
Faux? Oh, CNN!
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Excellent video about this topic that's worth a watch and it's from a Christian perspective.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzZYvmrHVr0
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:11 PM
 
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Somebody should have told JRR Tolkien that.
And CS Lewis. And Lifehouse.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:12 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Somebody should have told JRR Tolkien that.
Tolkien is influenced by Christianity but he was never overtly preachy about it. Christians and non-Christians can appreciate his works.

In terms of music, I am a big fan of Owl City. The guy is a Christian and there are Christian themes in his music but it's vague enough that even non-Christians such as myself can appreciate it.

In both instances, art is influenced by Christianity but is not boxed into promoting a Christian agenda.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Because they're talentless, angry people? I guess it's why there are no conservative comedians (outside of the GOP, of course)
There are plenty of libertarian comedians, however:

Penn Jillette
Dave Smith
Doug Stanhope
Joe Rogan
Drew Carey
Trey Parker/Matt Stone
Travis Irvine
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:41 PM
 
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I don't see even one person "crying" about talk radio. We don't care about Nascar either. What's also funny is how conservatives complain but also use the things like award shows as proof for their outrage. Read any number of right wing blogs and they're citing a single joke last night referencing Mike Pence.

It's just as likely that conservatives aren't really outraged by liberal entertainment (most claim they don't go to movies anyway) but they just really like to whine about it.
You're reading a number of right wing blogs....

You...

Interesting.
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Old 03-05-2018, 07:45 PM
 
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Tolkien is influenced by Christianity but he was never overtly preachy about it. Christians and non-Christians can appreciate his works.

In terms of music, I am a big fan of Owl City. The guy is a Christian and there are Christian themes in his music but it's vague enough that even non-Christians such as myself can appreciate it.

In both instances, art is influenced by Christianity but is not boxed into promoting a Christian agenda.
Have you told your family ?
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Houston
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This 100%

Contemporary Christian music is a perfect example. Every once and a while a contemporary Christian artist will release a song that makes it into the Billboard Hot 100. But when was the last time a superstar come from the world of Christian music? Even country stars occasionally become superstars eg. Taylor Swift. Why don't we see that kind of success from the Christian music world? It's because art is about expression and it's hard to do that when you are sandboxed into promoting a specific agenda.

This is also why even the best Christian movies have B-level acting at best.
Or it could be because sex sells and that real Christians don’t take that road.

Of course Katy Perry’s new book title is ......
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