Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi

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Friends of God: A Road Trip With Alexandra Pelosi
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Written by Alexandra Pelosi
Directed by Alexandra Pelosi
Starring Alexandra Pelosi
Jerry Falwell
Ted Haggard
Ron Luce
Joel Osteen
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Alexandra Pelosi
Lisa Heller
Sheila Nevins
Editor(s) Tom Haneke
Cinematography Alexandra Pelosi
Original channel HBO
Original release
  • January 25, 2007 (2007-01-25)

Friends of God: A Road Trip With Alexandra Pelosi is an HBO television documentary about evangelicals in the United States that is written, directed, produced, and narrated by Alexandra Pelosi. The documentary first aired on January 25, 2007 on HBO. Lisa Heller was supervising producer and Sheila Nevins was executive producer. Jerry Falwell called this film "The Only Documentary that he and I ever watched and liked."

In this documentary, Alexandra Pelosi visits several of the largest evangelical Christian church congregations ("megachurches") in the country, such as Lakewood Church and New Life Church (Colorado Springs, Colorado), and interviews their leaders and members. Pelosi also visits other Christian organizations like the Christian Wrestling Federation and Cruisers for Christ (a car club) as well as others committed to spreading the Gospel through their own unique packaging and marketing. The documentary centers around the relationship between Christian evangelical churches and political activism. It also demonstrates how these organizations have shaped modern politics in regards to issues that include, but are not limited to, gay rights, abortion, and the creation-evolution controversy.

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