Article By Sheryl Sanders:: EEW ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
(EEW Magazine) Nationally syndicated DJ Russ Parr may be a beloved radio personality, but he isolated a sector of the faith-based community with his 2012 film, The Undershepherd. “I took a little heat” he told Sister 2 Sister Magazine for his depiction of African-American Baptist Ministers’ greed, adultery, reckless ambition and debauchery.
“I was trying to speak my truth, not necessarily the universal truth of religion,” said the Russ Parr Morning Show host in his own defense. Yet, some felt his portrayal of the Black Church was ungodly, disrespectful and unforgiving.
The plot follows best friends LC (Isaiah Washington) and Roland (Lamman Rucker), two young men of God, climbing the ranks at the First Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Ezekial Canon (Bill Cobbs), the church’s elderly pastor.
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