Mel Gibson's 'Passion' Shakes Up
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Thursday, July 17, 2003
InTales From the Left Coast,?I reveal how the same
that holds itself up as a place of tolerance and inclusion
hostile to folks who are conservative, Republican or
Case in point is Mel Gibson, a devout Catholic who is
skewered on the "liberal" barbecue pit of Tinseltown.
Mel made a mistake because he openly professed his faith
dare I say it? - Jesus Christ.
As Jennifer ONeill says inTales,?There are a
Christians?in Hollywood because they innately know there
black-balling and prejudice against professed believers in
entertainment business.?P> Some folks in Hollywood, the
certain special-interest groups are extremely uncomfortable
Gibsons latest project,The Passion.?The film is a
depiction of the last hours of Jesus Christ.
Recently, I was invited to see the film. I cant
specific contents. But I can reveal that this film is not
demean Christianity, as other flicks such asThe Last
Instead, Mel is actually using Scripture as his source.
telling the literal truth.
Tolerant "liberals" apparently cant stand for this
material being disseminated. Unprecedented leaks to the
people using false affiliations and stolen scripts have
almost a year before the scheduled release date.
But the most nefarious attempt to undermine Gibsons
involved his family. To get attention, gain leverage or
trouble for the project, some in the press have been
Gibsons 85-year old father. Thats off-limits in
anybodys book. (When
was the last time you heard a member of the press bash
At the time of my screening of the film, I had the
The film is simply a cinematic prayer. It is a
experience. In fact, a well-known pastor in Southern
Greg Laurie of Harvest Crusade, indicated that he had seen
film about Jesus ever made but that he had never seen
the authenticity and power of this work.
With the anti-Christian resistance Mel Gibson faces, to
steadfastly with this project takes the courage of a
the fervor of aPatriot.?The Passion?is in good
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