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Caviezel Helps to Get Out the Vote!
Family News ^ | October 11th, 2004 | Steve Jordahl

Posted on 10/11/2004 1:10:30 PM PDT by missyme

We're used to seeing liberal movie stars getting political—now a conservative from Hollywood is asking you to vote.

In a rare conservative push from Hollywood, Jim Caviezel — the man who played Jesus in "The Passion" — has produced a streaming e-mail campaign to encourage millions of Christians to register now and to vote in November. The crusade is being organized by Redeem the Vote.

The message is simple: "Hi, I'm Jim Caviezel. Please register to vote and cast your ballot on November 2."

Randy Brinson of Redeem the Vote said it is rare for a conservative movie star to be heard above the din of liberal actors.

"He's gone out and taken a risk," Brinson said, "[and] taken a stand for Christ. I think it's imperative that we as Christians rally behind him . . . All the energy that was put into "The Passion" to get people mobilized, to get people energized to understand what out Savior did for us, that needs to be turned in to action."

Caviezel's message has been e-mailed to millions of potential conservative voters, who simply need to open the e-mail to hear his plea. Peter Brandt, senior director of government and public policy at Focus on the Family, is impressed.

"I think it will be very effective," Brandt said. "This is a tremendously creative way to reach out to people and remind them of the importance of voter registration and of voting."

He said it's a message the real Jesus would endorse as well.

Prior to enlisting Caviezel, Redeem the Vote had already registered close to 50,000 voters on their Web site and at Christian concerts. Brandt, meanwhile, said it's not enough just to register — you have to also show up at the polls on November 2.

Brandt also added that the voter registration deadline in almost all states is coming up very soon — so don't miss your chance to vote. TAKE ACTION: Focus on the Family has created a voter registration Web site called iVoteValues.org.

The site offers a step-by-step method to help you when you go to your local board of elections office.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: caviezel; christianvote; gotv
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1 posted on 10/11/2004 1:10:30 PM PDT by missyme
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To: missyme

I love this man and admire his courage for standing up for his values in liberal Hollywood.


2 posted on 10/11/2004 1:17:40 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: missyme
I figured since the guys always had to have their 'chick' pics on threads that us girls need a visual too.

Jim is MUCH nicer to look at than any nasty Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, Alec Baldwin or any of the other Kerry cretins in Hollyweird.

3 posted on 10/11/2004 1:18:44 PM PDT by mykdsmom (Proud Google Monkey since November 9th, 2000!)
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To: missyme

Cool. But hey, he's just an actor. :)


4 posted on 10/11/2004 1:20:31 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother couldn't have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D-California)
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To: missyme

I've heard he's going to be the next Superman. Anyone else know about this?


5 posted on 10/11/2004 1:20:38 PM PDT by tippytoes
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To: mykdsmom

He is a beautiful man inside and out, and todays's celebrity libs don't hold a candle to Jim Cavziel


6 posted on 10/11/2004 1:20:44 PM PDT by missyme
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To: mykdsmom
I figured since the guys always had to have their 'chick' pics on threads that us girls need a visual too.

And it is much appreciated. : )

7 posted on 10/11/2004 1:22:24 PM PDT by radiohead (Burn in hell, Kerry.)
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To: mykdsmom

Great idea!


8 posted on 10/11/2004 1:22:52 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: tippytoes

I've heard that too (Superman). He's a great guy with a good heart.


9 posted on 10/11/2004 1:24:06 PM PDT by jebanks
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To: mykdsmom
Yes, equal time, anytime. Conservative men and women are mature enough to handle (and enjoy!) visual examples of prime specimens of the opposite gender.

I'd trade a rib for my wife anyday! Thanks God!

10 posted on 10/11/2004 1:24:07 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: SquirrelKing
Yes, he is only an actor, but he is voicing his opinions in the proper environment and in the proper way - not by deriding those who don't share his views or shoving his opinions down anyone's throats.
11 posted on 10/11/2004 1:24:16 PM PDT by Heartland Mom (My heroes have always been cowboys.)
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To: missyme

This is the best post I've seen all day.

He's a Catholic, and had an audience with the Pope this spring.


12 posted on 10/11/2004 1:25:49 PM PDT by somerville
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To: tippytoes

I think Jim would be great in a role as Ronald Reagan
or maybe "Adam" or "Noah"


13 posted on 10/11/2004 1:25:51 PM PDT by missyme
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To: tippytoes

Well, he's already played THE Super Man (smile)


14 posted on 10/11/2004 1:26:00 PM PDT by Salgak (don't mind me: the orbital mind control lasers are making me write this. . .)
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To: Salgak

Yes he sure has!

I hope he gets nominated for the Academy Award but of course slimy Hollywood will proably ignore him...


15 posted on 10/11/2004 1:27:57 PM PDT by missyme
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To: missyme

My family has met him, he came to my kids' school just prior to the release of the movie and talked to them as a group and later one on one.....

Super Guy.....

NeverGore :^)


16 posted on 10/11/2004 1:28:10 PM PDT by nevergore (“It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.”)
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To: Proudly Republican

Hey, I like him too. I just have trouble getting warm fuzzies about any Hollywood types. Its the same to me as finding out my UPS guy is voting for Bush. Good for him. Where's my package?

17 posted on 10/11/2004 1:29:05 PM PDT by SquirrelKing ("I have to march because my mother couldn't have an abortion." - Maxine Waters (D-California)
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To: radiohead; Proudly Republican
Glad to do my part.....he sure is a hottie isn't he.


18 posted on 10/11/2004 1:31:37 PM PDT by mykdsmom (Proud Google Monkey since November 9th, 2000!)
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To: missyme

A Catholic standing up for Catholic values!


19 posted on 10/11/2004 1:33:54 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: tippytoes
I've heard he's going to be the next Superman.

He probably just got himself blacklisted.

20 posted on 10/11/2004 1:37:28 PM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: jwfiv

Way hot Caviezel ping.


21 posted on 10/11/2004 1:38:43 PM PDT by Serb5150 (Look at me! I don't need subtitles!)
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To: Salvation

Not all Christians are Catholics.


22 posted on 10/11/2004 1:42:40 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: blackie

Today, most Catholics are Christians. ;o)


23 posted on 10/11/2004 1:44:46 PM PDT by It's me
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To: mykdsmom

Yes.
He has a Johnny Depp kind of sexiness.


24 posted on 10/11/2004 1:46:17 PM PDT by Conservatrix ("He's a barf." --- Sophia T., Age 4, on John Baldrick "I have a cunning plan" Kerry)
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To: It's me

JK'nK would disagree with you. :)


25 posted on 10/11/2004 1:46:25 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: missyme

I fail to see how Caviezel is "putting himself on the line" by asking Christians to register and vote. How is this different from "rock the vote"?


26 posted on 10/11/2004 1:48:09 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: tippytoes
I've heard he's going to be the next Superman. Anyone else know about this?

Lord, I hope not!

27 posted on 10/11/2004 1:48:40 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: missyme

BTTT...

Caviezel is in one my very favorite movies... The Thin Red Line. I still haven't seen The Passion, but I intend to buy it as I know already it will move me.


28 posted on 10/11/2004 1:51:09 PM PDT by cgk (Calling it MemoGate is like saying Watergate had something to do w/ Water: WhistlingPasttheGraveyard)
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To: cgk

I liked him in the Count of Monte Cristo!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245844/


31 posted on 10/11/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: notorious vrc

What do think?


33 posted on 10/11/2004 1:58:27 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: somerville

I saw his interviews with Raymond Arroyo at EWTN. Very inspiring


34 posted on 10/11/2004 1:59:25 PM PDT by mware
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To: Proudly Republican

A rarity, indeed, PR. Bravo!


35 posted on 10/11/2004 1:59:58 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm (• veni • vidi • vino • visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: DTogo

"I'd trade a rib for my wife anyday! Thanks God!"

I'd trade my *entire rib cage* for a Conservative Woman, anyday. Can't seem to find any, here in Conservative York County (PA), who aren't spoken for. Drat.


36 posted on 10/11/2004 2:03:24 PM PDT by 7.62 x 51mm (• veni • vidi • vino • visa • "I came, I saw, I drank wine, I shopped")
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To: Salvation
A Catholic standing up for Catholic values!

As a former Catholic myself, I've got to admit Caviezel's behavior is refreshing. I wish I could see more of such behavior among so-called Catholics.

If you can't or won't abide by the Church's teachings, then leave. Don't call yourself a Catholic.

37 posted on 10/11/2004 2:07:40 PM PDT by radiohead (Burn in hell, Kerry.)
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To: missyme

Great story! I always suspected he was conservative -- but figured he was the type to keep it to himself. Nice to see him getting involved!!!


38 posted on 10/11/2004 2:17:19 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: nevergore

Lucky you!!!!! Are you in his home state? I presume it was a religious school....


39 posted on 10/11/2004 2:18:29 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: SquirrelKing

Now if only my UPS guy looked like him!!!!!!!


40 posted on 10/11/2004 2:19:24 PM PDT by soccermom
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To: mykdsmom

Sean Penn?


*shudder*


41 posted on 10/11/2004 2:20:02 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi. Flush Fluffy and Stuffy.)
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To: Conservatrix

Johnny Depp???

*shudder*

Come ON you guys.....


43 posted on 10/11/2004 2:21:37 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi. Flush Fluffy and Stuffy.)
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To: missyme

He looks like my X...to bad my X didn't have any character.


44 posted on 10/11/2004 2:24:47 PM PDT by marmar (Faith is a beautiful thing.....)
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To: nevergore

Role Model with looks.....what a combo....


45 posted on 10/11/2004 2:29:13 PM PDT by marmar (Faith is a beautiful thing.....)
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To: notorious vrc

Roger that! :)


46 posted on 10/11/2004 2:29:23 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: cgk
You need to buy the Passion!
47 posted on 10/11/2004 2:32:36 PM PDT by missyme
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To: marmar

48 posted on 10/11/2004 2:34:04 PM PDT by missyme
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To: missyme
I cried from the start of the movie.....all the way thru. If people only knew the love of God for us, what a different world we would live in.
49 posted on 10/11/2004 2:37:57 PM PDT by marmar (Faith is a beautiful thing.....)
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To: Conservatrix

Is that a Pirates Of The Caribbean sexy? Or a 21 Jump Street sexy?


50 posted on 10/11/2004 2:40:37 PM PDT by TightyRighty
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