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I've been seeing commercials for this film on T.V. and they are very vague as to what the story is about. I looked further into it and in short its Christian persecution porn. Here's a more straight forward trailer they made for Churches.

This looks bad on so many levels and the only black guy in the movie is an evil liberal lawyer.

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The christian fascists need to read this -- not that it would do any good:

 

"10 Questions To Help Determine If Your Religious Liberty Is Being Threatened"

 

 

http://www.alternet....tter707402&t=10

 

 

ETA:

 

I tried to choose a favorite from the list, but I just can't. They're all spot on, but here's #8:

 

8. My religious liberty is at risk because:

a. Another religious group has been declared the official faith of my country.

b. My own religious group is not given status as the official faith of my country.

 

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Got a text message (disturbing that they had my number) with a link to a trailer for this film. The "Chuck Norris-approved" stamp told me what I needed to know.

 

It's being promoted by group called StandUSA, which is linked with organizations like Campus Crusade for Christ, Concerned Women for America, Focus on the Family, and yes, Conure, the American Family Association. They have a page called "Thought Leaders" (rofl) showing support from a who's who of far right ideologues: Glenn Beck, James Dobson, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and Sean Hannity. There's also a section with links to various news far right propaganda items.

 

It's basically a bald attempt to rally the theocratic base just before the election...*sigh*

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So, is this movie supposed to take place at some point in the future when students aren't allowed to bring their Bibles to school? I would like for someone to point out one single public school in the United States that has forbidden students from having a Bible in their lockers or on school grounds that hasn't also received a major smackdown by the ACLU as a result.

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If they had to rely upon actual persecution from the government, they wouldn't have a movie, because no such thing exists. I wonder how many fundies will start using "a kid who got persecuted for having a GASP bible in his locker!" as an actual event that actually happened.

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If they had to rely upon actual persecution from the government, they wouldn't have a movie, because no such thing exists. I wonder how many fundies will start using "a kid who got persecuted for having a GASP bible in his locker!" as an actual event that actually happened.

 

I'd be willing to bet my mortgage that my father in-law will talk about this as an honest-to-goodness actual event that actually happened in one of his sermons sometime within the next year. Not that I'll actually sit and listen to his sermons to find out if he does.

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Chuck Norris strongly recommends this film, so it must be good. He hardly ever recommends a film.

Fact: There is no brain within Chuck Norris' skull. There is only another fist.
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I just got done watching Dodgeball and thinking, "Isn't it funny how Chuck Norris used to be cool?" He's so weird and scarily fundie now. You know how Angelina Jolie and Brat Pitt were a couple that had to happen? Chuck Norris and Victoria Jackson. IT'S FATE.

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Sickening. To make American values like patriotism and liberty revolve around a system that is all about stealing freedom. The UNBELIEVABLE narcissism, the idea that everything is and should be about their particular religion, makes me want to binge to get it out of my system.

 

"We will not let the enemy take one more inch! We will fight for our freedom!" They have no clue what loss of freedom is. They have never been tortured or killed for their faith. They have never been told they can't worship X. They are allowed to congeal whenever they want for a grovel service. It has not occurred to them how disrespectful this is to early Xians, who were sometimes eaten alive by lions for X's sake.

 

Another reason why I quit: the cheesy self-pity got to be too much. This is beyond the normal level of repulsiveness.

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They have never been tortured or killed for their faith. They have never been told they can't worship X. They are allowed to congeal whenever they want for a grovel service. It has not occurred to them how disrespectful this is to early Xians, who were sometimes eaten alive by lions for X's sake.

 

Another reason why I quit: the cheesy self-pity got to be too much. This is beyond the normal level of repulsiveness.

 

They could all stand to take a look at their brethren over in North Korea who actually face some level of persecution. Those are some bad-ass Christians. American Christians are a bunch of spoiled whiney babies.

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Of COURSE they're being attacked!!1! If they weren't the victims they might have to apologize for the past few hundred years of bigotry, oppression of other faiths, subjugation of women, retardation of scientific progress, manipulation of children's minds, and long list of other crap with which this forum is all too familiar. Victims don't apologize. Victims are never in the wrong. And if you're the victim, everyone else can be the culprit so you're free of any responsibility for your words and actions.

 

This movie is the kind of crap we would watch in youth group back in the day. I can't keep track of how often I heard about "what Christians think" vs. what "the world" wants, often from my dad's sermons (which explains all the anxiety I live with today). It was as though stepping out of the door on Sunday was like stepping onto a battlefield on another planet, a particularly laughable concept in a rural southern town like the one I grew up in.

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Time to whip out the old list of why christians should feel persecuted

 

Bibles in every motel room

God on our money

Prayer before public events

Christian cable networks 24/7

Discounts on insurance for being christian

Churches every 6 blocks in every city over 100,000

Christian bookstores in every town over 12,000

God in The Pledge of Allegiance

Televangelists 24/7

Christian billboards along the highway advertising VBS and "Repent or Go To Hell"

Federally recognized Christian holiday

Radiovangelists 24/7

Religious organizations are tax free

75% of the population claims to be Christian

National day of prayer

God in the National Anthem

Weekday Religious(Christian)Education for elementary students.

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So I finally saw a trailer on TV for this (on the Weather Channel, no less) and there was one thing I noticed that pissed me off more than anything. They didn't even HINT that it was a movie about Christians. They were just like, "Yeah, freedom! Fight for freedom!" The trailer had no mention of Bibles, Christianity, Jesus, anything. In fact, you could barely tell what the movie was about at all. It pissed me off because it's a strategy some people use to draw in people who think the movie is about something else. It's basically misinformation by exclusion.

 

I can imagine a conservative non-Christian going into see this movie thinking it's about something completely different and coming out like, "What the FUCK was THAT?!"

 

Not to mention that whole roof-top speech thing the pharmacist with a motorcycle is doing looks super duper corny. He kinda reminds me of Joe Estevez...

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Where is Kirkie?!

 

It could be he was supposed to be in it, but he might have backed out if any of the actors (or the camera crew) weren't professing Christians. Or, at least that's what I've read about him and the films he now appears in, anyway.

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Trailers on the Weather Channel? That's a hell of an interesting demographic they're targeting there. Thankfully, most of the reviews I've seen of it have mentioned its bizarre racism and heavy-handed--not to mention entirely inaccurate--fundie message. It's like Glenn Beck made a movie, except I don't think it has enough Nazis to make Beck happy.

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Not to mention that whole roof-top speech thing the pharmacist with a motorcycle is doing looks super duper corny. He kinda reminds me of Joe Estevez...

I was trying to figure out who he reminded me of, and I think you hit it on the head.

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I was talking to my fundy parents on the phone and was surprised to hear them say they were going to a movie. One time I heard them say they were never going to attend the movies again -probably because their preacher said all movies were bad. Anyway You guessed it - this is the one...

 

They heard about it on FOX. No doubt its more propaganda to reinforce their iron-clad right-wing fundy Christian beliefs. I am sure they will enjoy it.

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