I just want you to know that I would never do this. Even I have my standards.
The FoxFaith website says: “We understand that as a pastor, there are movies out there that are in parallel with your value system that you may want to support, if you could only see the film before it came out in theaters. Together, Fox Faith and DirecTV have come up with a solution. We want to give you a chance to see the movie via satellite. If you are a church and want this, they will install a satellite system in your church for free and give you basic service for free as well. There are no strings attached. We believe this really solves the problem. After you have the satellite, we’ll let you know when the Fox Faith screenings will take place and what channel it will be on. You will be able to view the movie before it comes to theaters over a virtual private network.”
Ah, just what our pastors needed–free satellite TV with “no strings attached.” We can’t help but wonder how many pastors will think, Sermon prep? Bah! Why dig out my Greek lexicon when I can watch an advance screening of the next “Christian thriller”!
I will, however, accept free meals from restaurants in exchange for casually slipping the restaurant name into my sermons. Contact my agent.