Rick Santorum’s production company is releasing a Hobby Lobby movie

The Supreme Court just handed down its ruling Monday, but the wheels are already in motion for a Hobby Lobby movie. EchoLight Studios, the film production company of Rick Santorum, is releasing a film in September that will, among other things, discuss the Supreme Court ruling that declared corporations can refuse insurance that includes coverage for birth control on the basis of religion.

EchoLight’s film, “One Generation Away: The Erosion of Religious Liberty” argues there is no guaranteed freedom from religion, but only freedom to practice religion without persecution. “The cross is ubiquitous,” the trailer states. “It’s the preeminent symbol of Christianity. It’s a government advertisement for one religion.”

Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum endorses state Sen. Chris McDaniel for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate at a Madison, Miss., rally, Thursday, June 19, 2014. McDaniel is in a runoff against long-time U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran for the GOP nomination for senate. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis) Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Santorum has receded from public life quite a bit since his failed 2012 bid for the Republican presidential nomination. He joined EchoLight, which describes its productions as “movies for families of faith,” as chairman and chief executive last year. Santorum’s views on religion and the court are pretty widely documented, thanks to an Associated Press interview after the Lawrence v. Texas Supreme Court decision in which Santorum compared homosexuality to bestiality and pedophilia.

The plan is to release the movie in churches before it opens in theaters. Here’s the description of the film, which premieres Sept. 1, from EchoLight:

The tension created by a desire to stand for Truth while communicating in love is played out on screen over and over. From Mount Soledad to Wedding Service providers to Hobby-Lobby and Military Chaplains and more the examples are plenty. Those interviewed include: Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Steve Berger, Jim Garlow, Raul Ries, Russell Moore, Eric Mataxas, Mikey Weinstein, Barry Lynn and many, many more!

Honestly, the trailers leaves viewers with some serious questions, namely, who are these men who saw wood by hand, in suits, without breaking a sweat? Clearly they’re working with some sort of divine mandate because the rest of us would be drenched.

H/t Hollywood Reporter

Soraya Nadia McDonald covers arts, entertainment and culture for the Washington Post with a focus on issues surrounding race, gender and sexuality.



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