New Movie Mocks CHRISTIAN FAITH...

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    New Movie Mocks Christian Faith

    Hollywood, Calif. - Ted Baehr, world-renowned media scholar and founder of the Christian Film & Television CommissionTM ministry, says the new Hollywood movie, SAVED!, to be released May 28 by MGM, is a sad, bigoted, anti-Christian movie that mocks the Christian faith.

    He urged other religious leaders, including Jewish and Moslem leaders, to warn their constituents about the "bigoted" movie, which stars Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin in a story about self-righteous Christian youths, set in an uptight Christian school.

    "SAVED! is a hateful, politically correct movie," Dr. Baehr declared. "The movie is being heavily marketed to the community it mocks to lead Christian youth astray and make them hate their faith."

    "The one character who tries to preach the Gospel in the movie," he noted, "is actually the villain in the movie. The heroine, Mary, played by Jena Malone, is told in a vision by Jesus to fornicate with the school hunk in order to save him from homosexuality."

    "At the end, Mary learns that her true friends are a rebellious Jewish girl who claims to have been a stripper and the villain's brother, who denies being a Christian and lusts after the so-called stripper."

    Dr. Baehr asks, "Imagine if this movie were set in a Jewish school with the faithful Jewish children cast as the villains and the Christian as the heroine who exposes their legalism. Or, what if it were set in an Islamic school, with the faithful Muslims cast as the villains and a Jewish girl as the heroine?"

    "The outcry in the press would be tremendous!"

    "Just as it would be wrong to mock Jews and Muslims, so it is wrong to mock Christians and God."


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    i heard that it didn't and it was just satire. i also heard a funny line from the movie i'll paraphrase it. i don't know the names of the people the actors were portraying but it went like this:

    (they notice a girl come out of planned parenthood)

    guy: i can only think of one reason someone like her would be at a planned parenthood

    girl: planting a pipebomb?

    guy: ok maybe two

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    Truthfully, I haven't seen it, and I won't. I watched a review of it on TV, and it said pretty much the same thing as the article above states.
     
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    from what i've heard of it it goes after those preachers that go way over the top and are on like a rock star like trip. i won't see it in the theaters but i'll most likely catch it on hbo or starz when its on.
     
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    I actually really want to see this. From what I've heard, it pokes fun at extremist Christians and televangelists out for money, but that's about it. C'mon, do you really think Mandy Moore would do a movie that trashes Christianity? I think it looks really funny. Another funny line:

    Mandy Moore (hurls a Bible at another girl's head): I am FILLED with Christ's love!!!
     
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    You make a point about TV evangelists. Hey, I hear that. Everytime I see these people I laugh. There was this woman on one of the Christian channels, HUGE boofant hair do colored some shade of pink, eye's and lips painted with some sort of house exterior latex, a tight dress with low front to show her clevage, and she was going on about something she was "talking to the Lord about, and crying HUGE crocodile tears". I thought to myself, if I WASN'T a Christian already, I'd think to myself, if this is the kind of people Christians are, what a bunch of FAKE ASS SONS A BITCHES!

    They do give Christianity a bad name.
     
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    how can it mock the primary religion in the US and be politically correct? :rolleyes:
     
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    Just the idea alone makes it something I wouldn't want to see.
     
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    maybe some ppl are too uptight.

    Jesus made fun of the 'established church' - he mocked them, by some accounts.

    (shrug).

    It's just a movie - if it affects your relative salvation you may have other, deeper issues.


    I dunno.

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    I never said it was politically correct, but I'll reply anyway.

    I think there's a lot of difference between satirizing something (which is what I've heard "Saved!" does) and mocking it. It's a general belief that most satirists only satirize the things that they love. A good satire exaggerates the negative aspects of its subject while still showing it as a good thing. Of course, I'm sure there's a lot of people who will boycott it anyway, but I'd like to see it.
     

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