Mormons and Morons Rejoice VidAngel Has Returned

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Mormons and Morons rejoice! VidAngel has returned with a new service to filter offensive content on Amazon and Netflix, so now little Billy can safely stream Game of Thrones and Stranger Things minus all the good parts.

The company, based in Provo, Utah, (Mormon country) launched in 2014 with the goal of making mainstream movies more accessible to faith-based audiences (code for morons). The original service used DVD copies of Hollywood releases to filter out language and nudity. But in December, a federal judge ordered VidAngel to shut down at the request of Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros., which have argued that the unauthorized service violates their copyrights.

VidAngel is still fighting that battle in federal appeals court. But in the meantime, it is also launching its new service to allow subscribers to watch “clean” content on Netflix, Amazon and HBO Go.

Last time I wrote about this company I was told by many of fans that more than just Mormons use the service and I'm sure they're right. This service doesn't just help one set of indoctrinated weirdos but a plethora of them from all around the world.

But why stop there? Add a filter for interracial couples and then you open the door for a whole new market. Or a filter that removes the white/black/asian/hispanic character that you believe shouldn't be there and replaces them with a colored dot of your choosing.

Clearly I find this service to be nonsensical yet smart in a business sense. Goofy people have always and will always exist, so why not take their money.

But if your flying spaghetti monster overlord or racial purity ideals are that strong in the first place then why do you want to watch (insert title here) in the first place? Shouldn't you be out supporting films that support your beliefs and not those of this morally corrupt western world?

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