As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), a 103-year-old institution, decides today whether or not to accept openly homosexual members, you might be interested to know five famous people who you would probably not guess are Eagle Scouts.
The Mormon linebacker who made national headlines for getting "catfished" is an Eagle Scout. He achieved the highest rank in BSA in November 2008. The following year, he signed on to play with the University of Notre Dame. more >>
Christian singer-songwriter and actress Rebecca St. James will be in "A Strange Brand of Happy," a movie slated for limited release this fall, but St. James is hoping to change that.
St. James' street team is working hard to get the film a wider theater audience by email and press campaigns.
"'A Strange Brand of Happy' is a fun, funny romantic comedy with a subtle faith theme. We made it so people could have a good time with their friends and maybe have a conversation or two about the big things of life- things like love, meaning, happiness, God, pancakes ... you get the idea," an email description of the film read. more >>
Is Robert Downey Jr.'s mention of Bible prophecy teacher Chuck Missler during an appearance on Jon Stewart's Daily Show a sign that the "Iron Man" actor is tracking with the latest End Times conversation? Prophecy News Watch took the opportunity to post a short video clip of Downey's Missler reference on the show and write about current events in the Middle East.
Downey's own faith or religious beliefs are not highly publicized, but his mention of Missler, which included him saying "love Chuck Missler," has come at a critical time when "people are looking for answers to help understand many of the current events happening around us," said Prophecy News Watch Director Kade Hawkins.
"To those who teach Bible Prophecy such as Chuck Missler, the events in Syria, Iran, Israel and throughout the Middle East are considered a foreshadowing of bigger events yet to happen – events that were prophesized thousands of years ago but possibly may now be just around the corner," stated PNW. more >>
Although it's technically still spring, the "summer" movie season has begun, during which millions of us will spend billions of dollars to catch the latest wave of blockbusters.
The various plots will send us home thinking about the world as it was, or is, or might be, but we will also be absorbing, perhaps without noticing, other messages related to the characters on the screen and the people who play them.
For example: Of all the characters that spoke at least one word in the 100 most popular movies of 2012, what percentage would you guess were female characters? more >>
The documentary film "Hating Breitbart," that takes a look at the late online media mogul Andrew Breitbart, opened in limited release this weekend in its less-cursing, PG-13 format after its producers decided to intentionally target Christian moviegoers as well, says the movie's director.
"We wanted to capture Andrew as he was: loud and passionate when he saw liberal hypocrisy in the mainstream media. But we also wanted to make sure that all Americans can see what a fascinating man he was so we decided to create a PG-13 version. Andrew had tremendous respect for the Christian community and its leadership and I know he would have wanted them to be able to enjoy this movie as well," said Director Andrew Marcus in an exclusive statement to The Christian Post.
Recent screenings leading up to this weekend's release of "Hating Breitbart" have included stops at Christian colleges such as Wheaton College and Biola University. Additionally, the film was shown at the Colorado-based Focus on The Family as well as a screening for journalists from The Christian Post and World Magazine. Singer Pat Boone, one of Hollywood's most prominent Christian leaders, was also given a special screening. more >>
A Bishop T.D. Jakes presented-movie about Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the former wife of Nelson Mandela who was a leading anti-apartheid figure in South Africa, has been acquired in the U.S. by movie production and distribution company Image Entertainment.
"This movie offers American audiences a rare opportunity to visit the amazing beauty of South Africa from a theater seat," said Jakes of Dallas-based The Potter's House, who is the executive producer of the film.
"But even more, it is an epic look at love and liberty and the great expense incurred to attain and maintain either. It is our honor to inspire a wider audience to sample the drama of a love life painted on the canvas of Apartheid. Image Entertainment and RLJ, we applaud you for having the courage to unveil this compelling story on screen." more >>