Road Trip With Pelosi

A member of the Pelosi family has produced a documentary airing on HBO tonight about Evangelical America.

What Pelosi found was both mundane and familiar (Jerry Falwell, megachurches, antiabortion rallies) but also something uniquely, wackily American. Friends of God: A Road Trip With Alexandra Pelosi rambles through a kaleidoscopic landscape of drive-through churches, truck-stop ministries and a Christian-themed miniature golf course with its own tomb of Jesus. For good measure, there are also skateboarding Christian punk kids and an evangelical pro-wrestling circuit with a character named “Jesus Freak.”

“I’ve never been 100 percent sure about anything,” she says, “but because they have the Bible, they’re 100 percent sure. . . . That’s the difference between me and them. “They’re so sure they’ve got all the answers, they’ve stopped asking the questions.”

Oh, now that’s not true, I still have questions. Why does your mom blink so much?

3 thoughts on “Road Trip With Pelosi”

  1. ooh… good question!
    i can’t believe you still know how to ask, even though you a Bible!

  2. “They’re so sure they’ve got all the answers, they’ve stopped asking the questions.”

    Oh, now that’s not true, I still have questions. Why does your mom blink so much?

    You took the words right out of my mouth. In that split second between reading the post, and your final line, I thought those exact two things!

    Creepy. There’s a big difference between being sure of your beliefs and why, and “having all the answers.” I guess in all her travelling, she didn’t learn that.

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