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Monday 18 April AD 2005
GETRELIGION has posted a rather interesting article on a movie coming out about Lonnie Frisbee, the 70s evangelist that helped start the whole Hippie Jesus Freak thing. Some readers here will know of my continued fascination with that part of Christian History in this country - closer readers of the blog may see the ties between the Jesus Movement, the AEOM and my own conversion to Orthodoxy via the discovery of a wonderful Christian book from 1970 called Love is Now and a Google on the author, some Jesus Freaky evangelist by the name of Gillquist.
Anyway, the GR article noted a forthcoming movie on the life and death of Lonnie Frisbee... called, happily enough, Frisbee: the Life and Death of a Hippie Preacher. The movie asks the sad question, "What do you do when the Jesus freak who started your church dies from AIDS? Simple. Erase him from history." As you may well guess, with an intro like that I got hooked.