WASHINGTON — "Persecuted," a new film that will be released on May 9, is a thriller with a political message about religious persecution and the abuse of government power.
While Hollywood is better known for making films with a liberal point of view, "Persecuted" was unabashedly made from writer, producer and director Daniel Lusko's conservative viewpoint.
"We as a nation are perilously close to losing freedom of speech and freedom of religion and everyone we've shown the film to has remarked on how easily the plot of 'Persecuted' could actually take place — or perhaps already has and was covered up," Lusko said. more >>
LAKE FOREST, Calif. – Pastor Rick Warren encouraged hundreds of local Southern California pastors and ministry leaders attending a pre-release screening of "Son of God" at Saddleback Church Tuesday to use a six-week study the best-selling author created using scenes from the movie.
The "Son of God – The Life of Jesus in You" series (LifeWay publishers) will launch at Saddleback to coincide with the movie's release. Producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who were at the special screening, had asked Warren to create the book study with their movie as a tool.
"This is an incredible opportunity to double the size and number of your small [Bible/book study] groups," said Warren after the screening. He explained that the first time he used a movie to launch a series to be used in small groups was with "The Passion of the Christ." Warren said he offered content that was not available anywhere else, and while members of small groups were first attracted to attend by the nature of the content, they stayed in the study groups because of the formed relationships. more >>
Miley Cyrus has rejected the prom proposal of a teenager who used a creative video and stood naked on a hilltop. But the pop star seems to have offered a date instead.
"Dear Matt Peterson, I don't think I'll be able to make it to prom BUT why don't you come to my AZ show & hang w me? Don't forget a corsage," the starlet tweeted Saturday, adding a kiss icon. The tweet has found over 15,000 retweets and over 35,000 favorites.
Peterson, the teenage fan, responded with vigor. "I need a tounge tuxedo made by the 27th. THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE!!!" he tweeted, including the hashtag #mileyprom. His tweet received less attention, rounding up 544 retweets and 1,216 favorites. Cyrus' response was brief – "PuHlEaSe." Peterson joined over 1500 others in retweeting her response. more >>
Hollywood might have called it, "Revenge of the Nuns." But this isn't Hollywood. This is reality. Real people, real women, fighting back against the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) attack on religious liberty, a right to which women have equal claim to as men.
The Supreme Court's decision to protect the Little Sisters of the Poor with an injunction from the president's abortion-pill mandate forces the Democrats to face an inconvenient truth: the so-called "war on women" is theirs to own.
From the beginning, the president and his party tried to frame any and all opposition to the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, which forces employers to provide drugs like Plan B (also known as the morning after pill), Ella (essentially a week-after pill)and others in their healthcare plans as an attack on women. No doubt, they were not planning on the most famous plaintiff in the resultant largest class-action religious liberty lawsuit in American history to be an order of chaste women who have devoted their lives to caring for the impoverished and dying elderly. more >>
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – Faith, family values, and quality entertainment took center stage at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards on Friday evening. Celebrities and lesser-known movie, TV, and music industry people shared their appreciation for being able to celebrate the things in life they cherish most.
Joni Eareckson Tada, who was there to perform the title song from "Alone Yet Not Alone," told The Christian Post that although she was out of her element at the splashy event because she is primarily a Christian disabilities advocate, she said she was appreciative of Movieguide and its goals.
"I think we are at a point in our country where people are becoming weary, they're becoming tired of media messages, and movies that degrade the human spirit, that defame the human heart, that weigh people down, that reinforce hopelessness and despair, people are looking for a change from that," Tada explained while participating in the red carpet portion of the evening. "I think that the popularity of the song and its Oscar nomination has underscored that people are looking for a change. more >>
Blockbusters like the "Man of Steel," "Iron Man 3" and "Frozen" are among the list of 2013's most faith- and values-friendly films being celebrated at the 22nd Annual Movieguide Awards Friday night in Los Angeles.
Movieguide founder Ted Baehr said in a press release that 2013 was a big year for faith and family values in the entertainment industry.
"2013 was also the year that explicit sex and nudity did not sell – again," Baehr added. "2013 was also the year that foul language did not sell – again. However, it WAS the year that the Good, the True, and the Beautiful reached new heights at the box office and in the TV ratings." more >>