President Al Gore has made a great choice in Senator Joseph
Lieberman. Senator Lieberman has been a consistent friend of
MOVIEGUIDE® and the work of the Christian Film and Television
Commission. In fact, I have shared the platform with Senator
Lieberman in expressing our concerns about the entertainment
Once upon a time, in the 1980s of the Reagan Era,
Tipper Gore, the wife of Democratic presidential contender All Gore,
was a great advocate for redeeming the music industry. To his
credit, Tipper’s husband strongly supported her. Then the
pressure, and the money, from Big Hollywood, and their sycophants in
government, journalism and academia, became too great, so both the
Gores backed off from their courageous stand.
Hopefully, the addition of Senator Lieberman will
revive Mr. Gore’s interest in redeeming the values of the mass
media of entertainment. If both mainstream Democrats and mainstream
Republicans, especially those like Tipper and Al who say Jesus
Christ is their Lord and Savior, and religious Jews like Senator
Lieberman link arms with MOVIEGUIDE®’s carefully thought-out
plans to redeem Big Hollywood, we can make a much greater impact on
America and the whole world.
Such things take time, money and effort, of
course. Therefore, every Christian and every person of the Jewish
faith should ask themselves, What are we doing to help stem the
corruption that has so powerfully seeped into our culture, our lives
and the lives of our children?
I must give one word of warning, however.
Questions have arisen whether, like Tipper and Al, Senator Lieberman
really understands all the moral issues facing this great nation and
the rest of the world. For example, his radically extremist
"pro-choice" position on abortion and partial birth
infanticide strongly contradicts the man’s stated religious faith.
Also, his support of the National Endowment for the Arts, which
takes taxpayer monies to fund anti-Christian, graphically homosexual
and even pornographic art, is almost equally disturbing. Could these
atrocious positions, coupled with the fundraising juggernaut of the
Democratic Party and Big Hollywood, affect Senator Lieberman’s
current position on curbing sex, violence and anti-religious bigotry
in the mass media of entertainment? Only God knows if Mr. Lieberman
is a Luke Skywalker, a Darth Vader or a Senator Palpatine.
Whomever he turns out to be, however, Christians
must be aware of the following. In the political realm, and even the
spiritual, you must be careful with whom you get into bed. For you
just may discover that, in the morning, your bedfellow has stabbed
you in the back. Or, worse, has seduced you to stray from God and
His Holy Word. These things have happened time and time again to
evangelically-minded Christians who have had the courage, but not
always the proper discernment, to step into the political arena. As
Scripture says, we always must be wise as serpents but harmless as