At NRO, Anne Morse reviews the film Machine Gun Preacher, the gritty, R-rated true story of criminal-turned-Christian-vigilante Sam Childers. A sample:
Viewers will have some juicy moral dilemmas to discuss over their pizza afterward: What does justice look like? Does God really support what Sam does? And is it ever right for civilians to kill in order to save innocents -- even in a lawless country where no government will intervene to stop the attacks? The real Sam Childers appears as the credits rolls by to answer that question: “If someone took your son or daughter, and you asked me to find them, would you question the way I would do it?” he asks.
Clearly, Machine Gun Preacher is not my mother’s Christian film.