In my research on the resurgence of contemporary religious cinema in the United States, one film stands out among all the rest. Facing the Giants is an interesting case study not because it is some remarkable film and vastly better than other films like The Nativity Story, One Night With the King, etc. In fact, from a cinematic standpoint, the film is quite awful; however, we must take into consideration that this film was funded, produced, directed, and acted by members of Sherwood Baptist Church (Albany, GA) and reserve harsher criticisms for other films. Facing the Giants is in the news again, and it’s not due to awards season. Americans United for Separation of Church and State have responded to a complaint over the film being shown in a Tuscaloosa school. Churches have flocked to this film: when purchasing the film online, customers (presumably other churches) have the option to by the DVD by the 1,000’s. I knew it would only be a matter of time before a school system picked it up as well. Follow the link to the controversy. Where would we be without Roy Moore?