Putting aside, for the moment, the Cameron kerfuffle over his comments on homosexuality, we’ve been asked to note his movie, which is being released on March 27. Here’s the site, and here’s a trailer:

Here’s part of a radio interview:

If it interests you, request a screening in your locality.




Of course, not everybody’s down with that:

Coming to theaters for one night only–just long enough to get its due Oscar contention–Monumental follows Kirk Cameron and his wadded-up American flag sidekick as they travel the U.S. and, lo, the world, looking to see if our Founding Fathers “might have left us kind of a map” that will lead us away from disaster and toward what we can only hope is a ham-fisted religious message. Kirk Cameron is Michael Moore, Nicolas Cage, and Christ all rolled up in the sleeves of a single work shirt.

As the Growing Pains older brother sees it, “something is sick in the soul of our country,” and the same “history” that told him bananas disprove evolution now tells him that United States is headed toward utter collapse. Ut oh, Kirk! Thankfully, he has a solution. He’s going to visit some monuments and alternately grimace and pose for inspirational senior pictures, and we’ll see where American stands after that.

We imagine that this will receive more ridicule than Tom Hanks’ Dan Brown fantasies. A counterpoint to Progressivism:

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, [Calvin] Coolidge said this in a speech:

About the Declaration there is a finality that is exceedingly restful. It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great chapter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers.

Now, have your say.