Are there unwritten rules for the pulpit? One pastor’s actions stir up heap of problems.
It’s sure to have people, particularly those deep in the black church, saying a lot more than amen. For example, one scene from the movie illustrates the ability for a Pastor to try and become God.
“You’re a fraud and an insult to this church (First Baptist Church) and God,” Deaconess Carter, with controlled anger, deftly portrayed by Vanessa Bell Calloway, said to the Rev. Lawrence “LC” Case. He’s played by Isaiah Washington, whose character was a doctor in the ABC network drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Looking at her straight in the eye, with an air of self righteousness, Rev. Case replied, “I am God.”
Russ Parr’s deep dive into the Black church comes from a sincere, honest place.
“I was really invested into the church and the church I was going to. Then I started seeing things that didn’t make sense. My mom, who was a very religious woman, pulled me out of the church. She thought I was losing myself.”
The highly acclaimed film is award-winning and has received rave reviews. Watch the clip below to get a sneak peek at the film set to air on TV One, March 30!