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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse A Time For Burning for showing how some
courageous pastors took a stand for desegregation in American churches.

A Time For Burning

A Time For Burning (2005) - 58 minutes
A Time For Burning at Amazon.com

"A glowing beauty" (The New York Times), A Time For Burning is a classic touchstone which poignantly captures the awakening of the civil rights movement as it challenged the nation to change its ways.

Originally rejected by the three major networks for being too controversial, this classic cinema verite film from the Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Bill Jersey captures an all-white Lutheran Church in Omaha Nebraska as their eager, but earnest pastor tries to get the congregation to reach out to their fellow black Lutherans. Jersey's camera is there when a brutally honest black nationalist Ernie Chambers tells Pastor Youngdahl that his "Jesus is contaminated." The camera continues to roll as a church elder speaks passionately about the urgency of desegregation but then admits he's never actually spent time one-on-one with a black person. As tensions threaten to tear apart the church, the film illustrates the anguish and awakenings of the civil rights era through the words and actions of everyday people.

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A Time For Burning

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse A Time For Burning for showing how some
courageous pastors took a stand for desegregation in American churches.