ChildCare Action Project (CAP): Christian Analysis of American Culture

BEFORE you read on ...

So many folks seem to argue that we "miss the point" or that we "simply do not understand the message" of movies since we reveal almost only the negative content of films. Well, we don't "miss the point", we ignore it. While we are certainly capable of capturing moving messages and warm plots, they are not incorporated into the scoring (the Findings/Scoring section - the heart of the CAP Analysis Model) and are only sometimes pointed out in the Summary/Commentary section. That is part of the beauty of the CAP Analysis Model. It is insulated from the subjectivity of our opinions and is 100% driven by His Word. Besides, if we were to reveal all the "good messages" of a film (which many present) as well as the assaults on morality and decency, we would spoil the whole film.

While the Summary/Commentary section of these reports is precisely that -- a summary in commentary format which can be and sometimes is subjective -- the actual CAP Analysis Model (the Findings/Scoring section) makes no scoring allowances for trumped-up "messages" to excuse, to manufacture justification for, or to camouflage assaults on morality and decency, aberrant behavior or imagery with "redeeming" programming. A noble destination does not excuse an ignoble path. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme/plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example of behavior or thought from the sinful display or of the actors/actresses demonstrating the sinful behavior or the writers of it. We make no attempt to quantify the "artistic" or "entertainment" value of a movie. Whether a movie has any positive value or "entertainment" value (which many do) is up to mom/dad.

The CAP analysis model is the only known set of tools available to parents and grandparents which give them the control they need, bypassing the opinion-based assessment of movies by others and defeating the wishes of those who would say anything to convince their parents otherwise. The model is completely objective to His Word. Our investigation standards are founded in the teachings and expectations of Jesus Christ and are inherently as Rock-solid as His Word, never changing with tides of modern morality. If a sinful behavior is portrayed, it is called sinful whether Hollywood tries to make it otherwise. That the sinful behavior is "justified" by some manufactured conditions does not soften nor erase the price of sin. Whether there is application of fantasy "justification" or "redemption" is up to mom/dad. And if you disagree with what we claim as sinful, talk to the One who wrote the Rules. That is where we got our investigation standards.

The bottom line: We tell parents, grandparents, pastors, youth leaders and more about the content of films which the MPAA, advertisers, promoters, previews and trailers, etc. cannot tell or will not tell so you might be in a better position to make an informed moral decision whether a film is fit or not for your family or audience. We tell you what is there, you decide.

So, let Hollywood make whatever they wish to make. God said sin would be rampant in the end times. But as long as what Hollywood makes teaches and/or causes our youth to sin, I will have something to say about it. Boldly. Unashamedly.

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