Kirk Cameron made a name for himself as the always-entertaining Mike Seaver on the hit family sitcom Growing Pains. In the years since Growing Pains ended, Cameron has become a leader in the conservative Christian entertainment business, and he’s done as much as any other person to help the Christian entertainment industry flourish. He’s led a revolution that has sought to take Christian entertainment from the campy and over-the-top films of the 70’s and 80’s to the well-acted and cutting edge offerings that we are starting to see today.
His latest project is one that will make waves in the Christian community and among the cynical atheist’s who fight against every vestige of faith in modern culture.
You know the folks – every aspect of the Christian faith must be wiped from popular culture; they don’t want you to say “Merry Christmas” and they won’t let your town put up that Nativity scene.
The Movie is called Saving Christmas,and it’s Cameron’s attempt to take on some of the controversial ideas that are related to the Christmas Holiday.About the people who usually lay the same old tired complaints about the season at the feet of those who love to celebrate it he says, “I assume they’re going to get frustrated to see some of their best arguments deflated by this movie, because we take on some of the most commonly parroted myths about the origins of Christmas.”
About the importance of disputing the oft-repeated anti-Christmas arguments Cameron said, “[It is] offensive to 90 percent of people in our country who want to see nativity scenes and who know the birth of the Christ child is the fundamental root of Christianity, which is the ideology that built this country,” Cameron said.
“Saving Christmas” isn’t an “angry rant about the culture war,” he said. Instead, it’s a celebration of the holiday and of the Christian faith.
“I think that we are much better served celebrating the things that we love and believe in rather than ranting about those who hate what we believe in,” Cameron said. “And so this movie is a celebration and an encouragement for people to dive headfirst into all of the joy and celebration that Christmas deserves.”
Go out and see Saving Christmas in theaters this November 14th!