DALLAS (AP) — Former U.S. senator and GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum has been named CEO of a company that makes movies meant for a Christian audience.
EchoLight Studios said Monday that Santorum will serve as head of the company. The company's first film is slated for release in the fall, and it has another movie in post-production.
The company says Santorum has spent the past year working with Dallas-based EchoLight.
Santorum says in a statement that Dallas can become the Hollywood of the faith-and-family movie market.
The phrase "a Christian audience" should most definitely be qualified to something like "a certain specific audience segment within the broader Christian community" because Santorum and his views do not represent by any stretch of the imagination the breadth of audience suggested by the broader Christian audience phrase. Christian doesn't automatically equate with right wing political idealogy so to suggest that the move is something the entire Christian audience would welcome is wrong.