Luce Change

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"They're very aware that Christian media for decades was just awful and cheesy, and it's just pure kitsch. And I think now they recognize that if we can produce really quality media but that nonetheless has this fundamentalist message, then we're going to win kids over. If they can, you know, get to Hollywood and make movies that are actually pretty good, like The Chronicles of Narnia, those become the media equivalent of gateway drugs to bring you in to drink the full Kool-Aid of fundamentalism."

--Jeff Sharlet, who wrote an article for "Rolling Stone" about evangelical youth leader Ron Luce, speaking on "On The Media." Luce trains young people to infultrate a secular media he believes to be demonically-inspired. Says Luce: "Just as the events of September 11th, 2001, permanently changed our perspective on the world, so we ought to be awakened to the alarming influence of today's culture terrorists. They are wealthy, they are smart, and they are real."