Pelosi then turns the camera over to the most dishonest voice in the entire presentation. Mel White, a former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell and now a gay activist states, "Gay people love God and are in every church and have been since the beginning of recorded history."
He reads some of Falwell's fundraising letters to the camera. Pelosi then follows him to a worship service at Falwell's church which shows him weeping during the singing of God Bless America .
The message could not be clearer. Evangelicals are bizarre, odd, hypocritical, and yes - they hate gays.
Pelosi knows she's telling a lie. She even reveals it in one of the earlier cuts in dialogue with the man who is spending money out of his own pocket to place the crosses in different states. She comments to the soft-spoken man how amazed she is that "everyone" she has talked to has asked her to sit in their cars and try to win her to Christ. In one of the scenes with the home-school family of ten, even though she remarks to how different her friends would view motherhood, she can not help but laugh and coo a bit over the kids.
Pelosi knows that for the one voice of hypocrisy she documented in Haggard, that she visited one hundred pastors and churches that are committed to their calling, their families, and their God.
The conviction she documents of younger Christians is striking in the episode. And she is even to be commended for allowing several strong points to at least be verbalized by her subjects - who were doing so ad lib and as the fish-eye lens distorted their facial features across the screen.
But for liberals the resentment that will rise from her film towards Christians will be based in part on her out of context use of Haggard and White to make her point about homosexuality.
Though Haggard's life did not live up to his own words, the words are true nonetheless.
Saying that I believe in something and that what I believe is in fact authoritative and exclusive is offensive to those who do not believe. Moral purity (abstinence before marriage, and fidelity in marriage, for life) is in fact a better life than one of multiple random partners. And telling the truth is better than telling a lie... even when it may embarrass some people.
Pelosi's real anger should not be directed at Christians, who are at best broken examples of what God is and is about. But rather she should be angry with God Himself. It is He who says, "I am THE way, THE truth, and THE life."
The saddest part of all of this is that while Pelosi sees the true peace, earnest conviction, and real life change in the Christians across the nation, she most likely believes herself to be beyond the reach of Christ or of acceptance by his people. What she and every liberal reading this would find instead is just the opposite.
While they may think that evangelicals are filled with hate... if they were to but ask - they would find instead the wellspring of grace, mercy, and love.
Evangelicals know that we are all sinners, none righteous but Him. He calls us to follow Him. We are expected to, and in doing so we will see that life's economy runs best when following His plan. We do not behead those who choose not to. We simply want them to know the joy, peace, contentment and purpose we find in Him.
And it is the reality in seeing the joy, peace, and contentment that we have and that they do not - that drives liberals to draw angry conclusions.
Conclusions that will send them to a Godless eternity...
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