Christianity Today published a piece on Jan. 24 that explained why the news organization reviews R-rated movies, even when its audience doesn’t find those movies attractive or interesting.
According to writer Alissa Wilkinson, the organization reviews R-rated movies to better serve its audience and keep the readers well-informed.
“Why do we review R-rated films? Because we want to raise questions, not give answers,” Wilkinson wrote. “Because we want Christians to be some of the most thoughtful conversation partners and culture makers you can find. Because we want to celebrate the excellent and mourn what's bad — even if those two things show up in the same place. And because we want to serve our readers as they love their neighbors.”