Forget elections for a moment. This is about a movie. And not just a movie, but a movie about something profound, with a message for men. We live in a matriarchal society. Advertisers want women viewers so the programmers cater to subjects they think women will watch. There is little for men.
Except now there is "Courageous." It's a film about four guys who, after a tragedy that strikes one of them, sign a resolution to put their families and children first. I call it "Chariots of Fire" meets "Promise Keepers."
Every man should see this film, whether he has children yet or not. It will help you re-order your priorities or affirm you in the right priorities you already have.
"Courageous" was made by the same group of filmmakers from Albany, Ga., who gave us "Fireproof" and "Facing the Giants." Each one gets better technically and substantively. If we want better movies with strong pro-family messages we must buy tickets or buy the DVD. Get this one. You won't be disappointed. It's called "Courageous." And it is.
In Aberdeen, South Dakota, I'm Cal Thomas.
Publication date: January 11, 2012