Preying from the Pulpit
Twist of Faith
Review Review by Ross Anthony

This is a beautifully honest, heartbreaking documentary. A portrait of a victim of an abusive Catholic priest. Now 34, Tony Comes, opens his soul-searching, his home, his private moments with his family and children so that the world can see the consequences sexual abuse has on its victims.

Tony is a midwestern firefighter; he shoots from the hip, expletives and all. From talking with his daughter about the abuse to marriage counseling with his wife, I wondered why he would be willing to expose himself and his family so openly. But as the production rounds up, it becomes apparent. It becomes painfully apparent that his pain is not being recognized by those who caused it. And yet, the sad irony is that he feels bound to stay within the community of the abuser.

It's painful and important - a topic that has been scuttled to the side far too long. In this documentary, Tony has done something very brave and useful with his pain and anger. I recommend this to anyone and everyone. I believe productions like these save lives. Tony was beating himself up for not fighting back when he was 14, for not stopping the molester from damaging more young men. Perhaps this video will work in ways that curb not just one, but many would-be- molesters that prey from pulpit.


  • Twist of Faith. Copyright © 2005.
  • Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Ri'chard, Rob Brown, Debbie Morgan, Rick Gonzalez, Antwon Tanner, Nana Gbewonyo, Channing Tatum, Texas Battle, Ashanti.
  • Directed by Thomas Carter.
  • Screenplay by Mark Schwahn, John Gatins. Inspired by the life of Ken Carter.
  • Produced by Brian Robbins, Mike Tollin, David Gale at MTV/Paramount.

Grade..........................A (3.5/4)

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