A media researcher has a burden to help Christians led astray by media myths about the Bible.
Rick Dack is the founder and director of Defending the Bible International. He believes that for years animation had an air of innocence thanks to classic Disney, Warner Brothers, and Hanna-Barbera productions. But since the late 1980s, he says animated series like "The Simpson's," "South Park," "Family Guy," and "Futurama" have broadcast anti-faith propaganda influencing audiences young and old alike.
Dack is trying to change that by offering classes called "Biographies of the Bible" to churches and schools. The presentations include information on faith-friendly animation alternatives, 3D animations of Bible sites, Hollywood stories of faith, archaeological biographies of Bible characters, artifact replicas and more.
"It's sorely needed today in light of issues related to the increasing biblical illiteracy rate and many other issues that unfortunately the media has been pushing on the American public in subtle and not so subtle ways concerning the Bible and its historical reliability,” he tells OneNewsNow.
“We need to be careful about the parodies and so-called 'satire' that is actually bitterness – they choose to use satire as an excuse."
Dack says many children and adults need to go get back to the basics of biblical knowledge. "Then they will be able to discern truth from error when it crops up, whether it's in the theater or whether it's on the small screen," he says.