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Topic - Michael Gerson
Former White House speechwriter Michael Gerson has been accused of self-aggrandizement and taking credit for speeches he did not fully write, stealing the lines of others and making them his own. The accusations come from his former speechwriting colleague, Matthew Scully, in the September issue of the Atlantic magazine.
Gerson explained that "Noah" did not reconceive religion (though it tried) with its "brooding, misanthropic vegan" main character, while the "God's Not Dead" filmmakers' one-dimensional portrayal of non-Christians shows Evangelical people (who know non-Christian groups are not caricatures, said Gerson) are superior to their art.
"Good religious art — or good art by religious people — does not shape a fantasy world to conform to pious platitudes," Gerson said. "It finds hints of grace among the ruins of broken lives, where most of us can only hope to find it. Art is only truly religious when it is fully human."