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U.K. Newspaper Suggests ‘9/11’ Director Had Agenda

 Britain’s Guardian newspaper reported today (Wednesday) that David Cunningham, the director of The Path to 9/11, recently appeared at a conference in England organized by Youth With a Mission, a fundamentalist group founded by his father Loren Cunningham. The newspaper said that Cunningham, who was asked to speak on the making of the 9/11 film, titled his talk, “Christ-like Witness in the Film Industry.” A publication of YWAM described Cunningham and his wife as “the nucleus of an association of more than 40 YWAM alumni who are called to the communications industry in the Los Angeles area … to create an independent film company whereby he could both influence the Hollywood film industry and produce major motion pictures that would carry a Biblical, values-based message.”

YWAM…. a fundamentalist organization?  Really?  Let’s retitle this post as “arnoldcam suggests UK Newspaper has agenda.”  Clearly the little news blurb is suggesting that since this guy David Cuningham has Christian ties, he surely had an agenda in his film…. one that left leaning politicos are saying unfairly skewer Clinton and his administration.  I haven’t seen the film yet nor do I have an opinion, but calling out YWAM as a buch of fundy nut jobs really is pretty unfair…. maybe even suggesting there’s an agenda at work.

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Written by arnold

September 14, 2006 at 10:12 am

Posted in Entertainment, Religion

6 Responses

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  1. YOU’RE A REPUBLICAN!!!

    LIKE YOU CAN TALK!

    curtis

    September 14, 2006 at 1:46 pm

  2. I’m a republican? This is news to me.

    arnold

    September 14, 2006 at 1:46 pm

  3. I don’t understand Curtis’ remark. (I also don’t understand, Arnold, why you don’t just admit you’re a Republican, but that’s neither here nor there. Or maybe you (somewhat ironically) “defy labels.”)

    I don’t think you’re being very fair. To write “a fundamentalist group” is very different than writing “a bunch of fundy nut jobs.” Most of the post-Christian Western world will consider YWAM on the more Fundamentalist side — they exist to make the world Christian. Maybe you were expecting it to say something offensive? Or maybe you don’t think that such an endeavor (a “value-based message”) carries with it an agenda?

    In any case, I didn’t see any kind of value or judgment attached to the article at all. Maybe there’s more to it that isn’t included in the above quote.

    the kyle

    September 15, 2006 at 3:22 pm

  4. I dont’ understand Curtis’ remarks ever. I just respond in some manner that seems close.

    I differ with you and your opinion of what most of the post Christian Western world thinks. I think for the average (non theologian, non Masters in Theology)person, “fundamentalist” means right wing extremist Christian.

    arnold

    September 15, 2006 at 11:25 pm

  5. So if I write for a U.K. newspaper then, according to your definition, there is no possible way I can write about Fundamentalists without people reading “right-wing extremist Christian” or “Fundy nut-jobs.” That’s sure frustrating for me, just hanging out over here in the U.K., writing for this newspaper.

    Guess everyone’s part of an oppressed minority (see Muslim responses to Pope’s recent comments. Ridiculous.)

    the kyle

    September 16, 2006 at 8:07 am

  6. Well see the problem is this… words evolve. Sure there’s a classical, dictionary meaning. Over time though, words develop subtlties and attract connotations, etc.

    My main problem with this article is that a journalist… a good journalist… should know this.

    arnold

    September 16, 2006 at 9:53 am


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