As it turns out the secularists on the two Left Coasts of America aren’t just missing the boat on quality programming, but a quality market as well. Apparently unbeknownst to the Tinsel Town crowd, there is a definite interest in messages that don’t denigrate, titillate or enrage the American public.
In case you missed it, thirty thousand people took 110 ten shuttle busses from six different parking lots to hear Tim Tebow in Texas on Easter Sunday. Thirty thousand people. Like Occupy Wall Street but with law abiding people who love the Lord and who know how to pick up after themselves. Thirty thousand people came to hear Tebow say that no matter if he wins or loses he still honors his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Bear in mind, there was not one thousand people, or even ten thousand people.
And don’t tell me they all showed up simply because Tebow’s name is in the sports pages. Everyone knows why Tebow’s name is newsworthy, and it is not because of his passing game.
Thirty thousand people showed up knowing full well that he would tell them that no matter what he would always honor Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Thirty thousand people showed up to hear him say that we need to get “back to being one nation under God” and that athletes should be role models again.
Secular critics can slink, sneer, and post obnoxious comments to their heart’s content, but 30,000 is a number to be reckoned with.
Similarly, witness the opening week box office returns for “October Baby”. Shunned by the major studios, and playing in only 390 theatres across the nation, the film scored the second-highest per screen average bringing in two million dollars according to Fox News. That may not sound like much in terms of Hollywood receipts, but considering that Hollywood itself did not have the courage to pick up the project and the director producers had to raise the money themselves to finish the film, number per-screen suddenly looks more impressive.
The dream-makers who work in the self-proclaimed cultural centers of the nation would do well to put down their glasses of pinot noir, and look directly at this phenomenon, rather than down their collective noses at it.