Directed by Sarah Kernochan, Howard Smith
In this Oscar-winning expose, southern evangelist Marjoe Gortner allows the filmmakers to record him swindling people out of money. Raised to be a child preacher on the revival-tent circuit, Gortner made a small fortune for his parents. Later, he began preaching on his own in a lively, rock star-influenced style, but, since he lacked actual religious faith, money became his sole motivator.
In this Oscar-winning expose, southern evangelist Marjoe Gortner allows the filmmakers to record him swindling people out of money.
Excellent documentary on the hypocrisies and fallacies of the evangelic church. One of the most telling clips is near the end. Marjoe's father, a preacher who stole the money from his "church" and fled leaving his wife and child impoverished, shares the tent with Marjoe. Pay close attention to what the other preachers in this doc say. It's all a scam.
No resolve at the end. Even a followup blurb would be good. I feel this, was a huge waste of time and a head breaker with all the drama noise.
This was the most disrespectful religious documentary that I have ever seen. If MG truly KNOWS the Bible, then certainly he is aware that what he did in this film was blasphemous. May God have mercy on his soul.
One of the things I find most stressful and annoying is listening to an evangelical pastor. I just added something else to that category: have to listen to an evangelical child pastor. Good riddance! I lasted a little over 3;5 minutes before my migraine began (another viewer only lasted 2).