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Hutterites Blast ‘Exploitative’ Show on National Geographic Channel

posted on June 20, 2012

In their first ever press release, bishops of the Hutterite community in Montana have accused the National Geographic Channel of presenting a “distorted and exploitative version” of their little-known Christian faith. At Religion News Service, Chris Lisee writes that the channel’s new reality series, “American Colony: Meet the Hutterites,” depicts some community members “drinking, swearing, and shooting guns, all in violation of the sect’s pacifist and pietist Christian beliefs.” In its own defense, the National Geographic Channel has stated that the reality series portrays “a truthful representation of the struggle between the younger generation and the colony leaders.”

Read at Religion News Service