Skip to comments.'Persecuted' film examines freedom of conscience versus the state
Posted on 02/14/2014 12:48:57 AM PST by iowamark
Some filmmakers get their inspiration from a childhood memory or perhaps a work of literature. Daniel Lusko said the idea for the movie "Persecuted" came from the Holy Spirit.
"The very core of what inspired this movie - and I am by no means a holy man - was prompted by the Holy Spirit," Lusko said. "I awoke one morning, chills ran down my spine, and the whole story stood before me."
Lusko said his vision included the image of a hunted man running through the forest to save his life. That image became the film's protagonist John Luther, a popular evangelist targeted by powerful Washington interests for his refusal to support proposed radical restrictions on religious freedom...
Brad Stine, an actor and comedian dubbed "God's comic" in a New Yorker magazine profile, plays Luther's right-hand man, who is "flipped" by Luther's enemies into opposing him, without even knowing it.
"This film unapologetically speaks of what truly happens in real time," Stine said, referring to the suppression of liberties in many parts of the world. "To think a free country can't do it is naïve," he added.
Fred Dalton Thompson, an actor and a Republican who served as a United States Senator from Tennessee, plays Luther's father in the film. On his way to a congressional screening Monday, he said "Persecuted" should score with his former colleagues.
"They'll be impressed," Thompson said. "Everyone ought to see it; this film raises important questions about our constitutional rights."
Gretchen Carlson, a Fox News Channel anchor and former Miss America, said she was "requested" by Lusko for the film...
(Excerpt) Read more at pjstar.com ...
More information about the film and a trailer can be found online at www.persecutedmovie.com.
In Theaters May 9th
Looks like it’s going to be a good consciousness raiser.
Kent State wrestler Sam Wheeler suspended for anti-gay tweets
KSU athletic director calls rant ignorant
By Marla Ridenour
Beacon Journal sports columnist
Published: February 10, 2014 - 07:07 PM | Updated: February 11, 2014 - 08:08 PM
Kent State redshirt sophomore Sam Wheeler from Copley High School was indefinitely suspended from the wrestling team Monday after posting homophobic comments on Twitter.
Sounds to me like he called them “faggot.”
That used to have a broader meaning than homosexual. It could also mean a wimp.
The point is that the theme of “Persecuted” is already abroad in the land. It’s real, not just a movie.
“... consciousness raiser.”
It’s been a long time since I’ve heard that turn of phrase.
Interestingly, “faggot” has another meaning that’s even more appropriate: A bundle of sticks or twigs. Kindling in other words. And that’s what they are: Kindling for the fires of hell and the lake of fire.
As any other sin would be apart from saving grace.
Much of modern Christendom has really muffed it about bringing grace to bear in situations of sex sin. There are dry exhortations to repent without any clue as to what goal to repent towards. I.e. they know how the mark is missed but not how it is hit.
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