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Synopsis

American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant ministers, congregations, and community leaders are challenging deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine in favor of a Gospel of Inclusion. Labeled as heretics for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as a sword sharpened by literal interpretations of the Bible. Especially those fundamentalist Christian interpretations that continue to justify nationalism and hack away at landmark civil rights protections for women, minorities, immigrants, and the LGBTQ communities.

Cast

  • Nehemiah D. Frank
  • Robert Jones
  • Robin Lavanhar
  • Robin Meyers
  • Carlton Pearson
  • Bernard Brandon Scott
  • Collin Walke
  • Lori Walke

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Metacritic

60
Jul 11, 2019

While left-leaning viewers will respond warmly to the film's common-sense take on Christianity's core teachings, one wonders if there might have been ways to make this more palatable to audiences who have been trained for a generation to view progressives as enemies of religion.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter
75
Jul 11, 2019

A film that shines a light on those who would be a candle in the midst of the Medieval darkness of modern, white Southern American Christianity.

Metacritic review by Roger Moore
Roger Moore
Movie Nation