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DomWackTroll

Cult Member Joel Courtney Interviewed About New Movie

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DomWackTroll

...but of course no one asks him about the cult. Heck, they probably don't even know about the cult. "Like, what's journalism? I'm totally incapable of even googling someone's name. It might involve effort." 

The writer/director? N.D. Wilson. 

 

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luv2laugh
23 minutes ago, DomWackTroll said:

...but of course no one asks him about the cult. Heck, they probably don't even know about the cult. "Like, what's journalism? I'm totally incapable of even googling someone's name. It might involve effort." 

The writer/director? N.D. Wilson. 

 

Nothing shows up on Google about him in a cult. What are you talking about?

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DomWackTroll
1 hour ago, luv2laugh said:

Nothing shows up on Google about him in a cult. What are you talking about?

Joel grew up in Douglas Wilson’s church and attended the Logos school, which Wilson founded.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movies/2011/06/joel-courtney-super-8-age-actor-jj-abrams-elle-fanning.html

Nancy Wilson, Doug’s wife, describes the Courtneys as “good friends”: “When your good friends’ son lands the leading role in the summer’s blockbuster movie by Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams, of course you stay up late to see the 12:01 a.m. showing the day it is released. And that is exactly what we did last night along with a couple hundred other friends, classmates, and family of Joel Courtney.”

http://www.feminagirls.com/2011/06/10/super-8/

Christianity Today: “What school do you go to?” JC: “Logos School. My mom teaches there, and my dad used to, but he quit teaching there so that he could come with me to the sets of the movies that I'm working on.”

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/novemberweb-only/joelcourtney.html?start=2

Joel’s father, Dale Courtney, is an elder at Doug’s Christ Church:

https://spiritualsoundingboard.com/2015/10/02/long-time-moscow-idaho-resident-challenges-doug-wilsons-claims-and-provides-factual-information/

Photo of Joel with Dale on set:

http://celebrityimages.org/celebrity/4087128/2445303

Doug defending Dale on his blog:

https://dougwils.com/s7-engaging-the-culture/polygamy-and-such.html

Lots more if you need it:

https://www.google.com/#q=blog+and+mablog+dale+courtney

And look what happens if we google “douglas wilson dale courtney”. A page from the Logos School Online appears to have been taken down, but we can still see this “dainty morsel,” as BRADRICK! would say: “Dale Courtney was born and raised on the West Coast of Florida, and .... Among his heroes were Dr. Leithart and Pastor Douglas Wilson, which of course made...”

https://www.google.com/#q=doug+wilson+dale+courtney

So, yeah… He’s a cult member. Sadly. 

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nickelodeon

I'm more concerned about the director, author of wholesome YA novels by day and author of wholesome internet comments defending his father's enabling of pedophiles by night, N.D. Wilson!

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DomWackTroll
37 minutes ago, nickelodeon said:

I'm more concerned about the director, author of wholesome YA novels by day and author of wholesome internet comments defending his father's enabling of pedophiles by night, N.D. Wilson!

Well, my point is that the MSM never reports jack shit on any of these Moscow people. It's like they live in some impenetrable bubble.

Even Tool, who did his damnedest to fly under the radar as a big fish in a little pond, was finally covered. The Botkin "girls" made Newsweek. Why are Wilson and his son and their followers completely invisible?  

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nickelodeon

You're totes right, DWT, it's inexplicable. It's not like they're low-profile about their wackiness by any means. I can't believe that nobody in the YA publishing world has called N.D. Wilson out for teaching courses at NSA about how popular YA series are unrighteous and indicative of society's collapse (except for the ones he writes, natch.)

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ladyamylynn

Looks like he's set to star in a teen comedy called "Fuck the Prom" with none other than 90210's Ian Zeiring. :pb_lol:Better clear off some shelf space for that Oscar, kid.

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DomWackTroll
2 hours ago, ladyamylynn said:

Looks like he's set to star in a teen comedy called "Fuck the Prom" with none other than 90210's Ian Zeiring. :pb_lol:Better clear off some shelf space for that Oscar, kid.

Jeez, what a bizarre life. "When I'm not learning from Doug Wilson that rape victims should be forced to marry their rapists and that slaves just loooooved being slaves, I'm making a teen sex comedy with the F Word in the title." 

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JesusPony

I remember him from Super 8. Did not know this... Noted! I guess this is literally a cult film.

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DomWackTroll

Nate-- oh, excuse me, N.D.-- is in Billboard magazine, too, for his new "hard rock" video that he worked on with Akira Kurosawa's son. Isn't that nice? 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/7526739/shinedown-how-did-you-love-hound-of-heaven-video

 

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NotALoserLikeYou

So weird - my mom gave my kids The Hundred Cupboards books written by N.D. and I am on the second book myself. It's not bad writing at all nor does it have anything Christian about it. I googled the book/author and was like wait....WHO is this guy and his father?! It was then that my internet life and real life collided LOL. I don't know who this Joel is, but it seems like this group isn't doing too badly for themselves. They must feel like they are dominating this dominion thing!

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Marian the Librarian
On October 2, 2016 at 6:44 PM, DomWackTroll said:

the MSM never reports jack shit on any of these Moscow people. It's like they live in some impenetrable bubble.

Don't remember if this was ever discussed here - the New York Times Magazine did run a lengthy article about New St. Andrews College in its 2007 education issue. DW-related dainty morsels (bolding mine) include:

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Doug Wilson proudly declares himself more right-wing than most Idaho conservatives. “They voted for Bush; I’d vote for Jefferson Davis,” he chuckles. Over the past two decades, he has founded a successful classical Christian K-12 school, and his congregation, Christ Church, has expanded to about 1,000 members. “It’s Wilson Inc.,” says Rose Huskey, a longtime Moscow resident who met with me for two hours to detail Wilson’s crimes and offer boxes of documentation she has filed away at home. Wilson’s critics view him as a right-wing Pied Piper luring like-minded Christians to overrun the town: families from as far away as France have moved to Moscow to enroll their children in New St. Andrews or to join Christ Church.

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Wilson emphasizes his flexibility when it comes to Old Testament law. “You can’t apply Scripture woodenly,” he says; instead of executing them, “you might exile some homosexuals, depending on the circumstances and the age of the victim.” He adds: “There are circumstances in which I’d be in favor of execution for adultery. . . . I’m not proposing legislation. We’re saying, Let’s set up the Christian worldview, and our descendants 500 years from now can work out the knotty problems.”

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Wilson and others at New St. Andrews say they are laying the groundwork for the long-term reinvigoration of evangelical intellectual life — and for Christian cultural ascendancy. Time and again, they assert that they are not trying to influence politics and that the antagonism they face is persecution.

But yes, DWT, I agree - why hasn't there been more recent mainstream media coverage of Doug Wilson's empire??

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/30/magazine/30Christian-t.html?_r=0

 

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DomWackTroll
8 minutes ago, Marian the Librarian said:

Don't remember if this was ever discussed here - the New York Times Magazine did run a lengthy article about New St. Andrews College in its 2007 education issue.

I totally forgot about that! Thanks, Marian. 

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DomWackTroll

This behind-the-scenes interview for The River Thief reveals that the stipulation behind getting $400,000 in production money was that the cast include Johnny Cash’s brother, Tommy. (Might the Cash family be funding it??? According to IMDb, this is Tommy's first acting job—at age 76!) Oh, and then they needed a homeless guy so they just went out on the street and picked up a homeless guy.

L.A. Times: “It’s entirely fitting that 'The River Thief' is an unabashedly faith-based drama — it would take a considerable leap of faith to find many redemptive qualities in this hackneyed, heavy-handed first feature written and directed by YA author N.D. Wilson.” Oh, you just have to read the rest. The protagonist's mother tried unsuccessfully to abort him and then abandoned him... of course.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-capsule-river-thief-review-20161008-snap-story.html

Film Journal: “Yet Wilson’s script is never anything less than cumbersome, replete with unintentionally funny moments like Selah admonishing spendthrift Diz with ‘You can’t buy me, because I’m not a whore!’” (But almost all other women-- like Diz's mother-- most certainly are.)

http://www.filmjournal.com/reviews/film-review-river-thief

River Thief, which was financed by Oxvision Films, is produced by Aaron Rench and executive produced by Brian Oxley and Kjell Christophersen.”

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ya-author-nd-wilson-make-840033

Okay, but why the Tommy Cash stipulation? Inquiring minds want to know!

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