Skip to comments.Caviezel Helps to Get Out the Vote!
Posted on 10/11/2004 1:10:30 PM PDT by missyme
We're used to seeing liberal movie stars getting politicalnow 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.
I love this man and admire his courage for standing up for his values in liberal Hollywood.
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.
Cool. But hey, he's just an actor. :)
I've heard he's going to be the next Superman. Anyone else know about this?
He is a beautiful man inside and out, and todays's celebrity libs don't hold a candle to Jim Cavziel
And it is much appreciated. : )
I've heard that too (Superman). He's a great guy with a good heart.
I'd trade a rib for my wife anyday! Thanks God!
This is the best post I've seen all day.
He's a Catholic, and had an audience with the Pope this spring.
I think Jim would be great in a role as Ronald Reagan
or maybe "Adam" or "Noah"
Well, he's already played THE Super Man (smile)
Yes he sure has!
I hope he gets nominated for the Academy Award but of course slimy Hollywood will proably ignore him...
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.....
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?
A Catholic standing up for Catholic values!
He probably just got himself blacklisted.
Way hot Caviezel ping.
Not all Christians are Catholics.
Today, most Catholics are Christians. ;o)
He has a Johnny Depp kind of sexiness.
JK'nK would disagree with you. :)
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"?
Lord, I hope not!
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.
I liked him in the Count of Monte Cristo!
What do think?
I saw his interviews with Raymond Arroyo at EWTN. Very inspiring
A rarity, indeed, PR. Bravo!
"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.
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.
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!!!
Lucky you!!!!! Are you in his home state? I presume it was a religious school....
Now if only my UPS guy looked like him!!!!!!!
Come ON you guys.....
He looks like my X...to bad my X didn't have any character.
Role Model with looks.....what a combo....
Roger that! :)
Is that a Pirates Of The Caribbean sexy? Or a 21 Jump Street sexy?
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