"From Disapproval to Delight"

Marvin Olasky on the changing Evangelical attitude toward Hollywood:
“Early in the 20th century the reaction of many evangelicals to the movies was…: Don’t go to productions viewed as tawdry or (at best) consumers of time that could better be spent at church picnics. But the appeal of lights/camera/action overwhelmed strict separationism, and films were increasingly seen as delights of life like vines and fig trees (some of which produced rotten figs and deserved to wither).”

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