Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Before the TV Hit ‘God Friended Me,’ There Were Two Friends Fascinated with Faith

From RNS-

Lilien and Wynbrandt said they chose the Episcopal Church as the institutional religious setting for the show because of its “openness” on pressing social issues such as LGBTQ — on the show, the priest's daughter, Ali (Javicia Leslie), is a lesbian — and friendly interactions with other religions.

The Episcopal Church “is a little bit more acceptable to people outside of the faith, and that was sort of our approach — as a way of examining all faiths,” Wynbrandt said.

(Their choice turned out to be well-timed: According to the showrunners, Morgan based his portrayal of the elder Finer on Bishop Michael Curry, head of the Episcopal Church in the United States, after watching him deliver the homily at the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle earlier this year.)

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