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Persecuted: The Movie

Spring, 2014 release. I really liked this movie. Good acting. Great plot. Eerily, believable at this moment in our history. It touches on “the Fairness Doctrine,” and “political correctness” which are actually “censorship” and the death of Freedom of Speech. James Remar and my friend, Brad Stine, and the rest of the cast do a great job. I got sucked into the movie and couldn’t stop watching. I have personally experienced similar persecution since I began my conservative, Christian activism – persecution from both sides. It reminds me of the Bible verse, Matthew 5:11, Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake,” and the poem, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you…”

ChristianCinema.com reports, “PERSECUTED, a political drama starring James Remar, Bruce Davison, Dean Stockwell, Fred Thompson, Brad Stine, Natalie Grant, and Gretchen Carlson, will release in spring 2014 from One Media, LLC. The film is a SAG-AFTRA production of an original political drama by writer, director and producer Daniel Lusko. With a star-studded cast, and a storyline seemingly ripped from today’s headlines, PERSECUTED will explore the topic of government scandal, corruption and religious persecution.”

“PERSECUTED is the story of a modern-day evangelist named John Luther, played by SAG Award-nominated and Saturn Award winning actor James Remar (X-Men: First Class, Dexter, Django: Unchained, What Lies Beneath, RED, Cotton Club). Luther is the last hold out for a national endorsement to make sweeping reform in freedom of speech. As the government is mandating political correctness while covertly waging a war against religious organizations, a U.S. Senator, portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Bruce Davison (X-Men, Lost, Castle), and his political allies create a sinister plan of denial and scandal to frame John Luther for murder. Suddenly his once normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive vowing to expose those responsible. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the moral ethics and freedoms of America.”

“I hope people come out of the theater asking the question: what would you do if you faced persecution for your beliefs? We’re living in a generation that has been raised to believe there’s no such thing as truth, and a world that is tired of the games the church has been playing for its own agenda. I hope to wake up a world that takes freedom and truth for granted; I hope this movie shakes people up,” said writer, director and producer Daniel Lusko.”

The cast includes; “Dean Stockwell (Air Force One, The Manchurian Candidate, Star Trek), Fred Thompson (Law & Order, Die Hard 2, Hunt for Red October, No Way Out), Brad Stine (recognized as God’s Comic by The New Yorker magazine, social commentator on Fox & Friends, Marriage Retreat) Raoul Trujillo (Apocalypto, Cowboys and Aliens, The New World), Natalie Grant (five-time Dove Award-winning singer and songwriter) and Gretchen Carlson (Fox News).”

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  • the_puppy

    It’s great that the director of 500 MPH Storm (showing us the implications of science without God), Daniel Lusko would make this movie to illuminate the masses to the persecution true Christians face in this America that daily increases its persecution of Christian values and Christians’ rights to freely declare, in Jesus’ name, war against Muslims, hatred of Jews, denial of basic human rights to Gays, and the continued call for suppression of feminism, science education, and health care. But, why is it a SAG-AFTRA production and produced by Gray Frederickson? These are all Hollywood people. Aren’t they the enemy? I heard it on Fox News so it must be true.

    • MikeyParks

      Your sophistry is epic — a faithful recitation of MSNBC talking points. The hatred lies within you, Mr. (or Ms) Troll.

      • the_puppy

        You spoke and Jesus wept and probably again after seeing this movie if it’s 500 MPH Storm quality. And I only indulged in sophistry once, in college – I was a little confused and experimenting.

        Telling me I’m a hater is not an argument and I’ve never watched MSNBC, just FOX News – I love comedy and women constantly in dresses that are a little too tight showing a little too much thigh.

  • EverTheGreen

    You guys are really paranoid. The only persecution of Christians in this nation’s history has been done by other Christians. And forever it shall remain that way. You public Christians remind me of who Matthew 6:5 was referring to.

    P.S. – Not being allowed to “run the country for 48 years as we please like the liberals did” isn’t persecution.

    • marlene

      duh! biblical christians don’t persecute. don’t lump us together with those who merely call themselves christians. where’d you get your info? in a dream about “forever”? lol your axe to grind is hitting the air.

    • Angel Peace

      You are dead wrong, Ever, dead wrong. Obviously you would not know because you are not a Christian and you have an axe to grind as Marlene stated. That’s okay, your opinion does not matter as Christians do not answer to you. God knows and that is all that matters.

  • Laura Thompson

    Mr. EverTheGreen, I suspect the movie is not so much about persecution as it is today, but as it is likely to be in the very near future. If things keep going in the direction where we see in some large secularist cities like L.A. and NYC I don’t think it will be long. When, at the Academy Awards, Matthew McConaughey mentions God in his thanksgiving speech, the silence was deafening, but large cheers and applause for the mere mention of the plight of a homosexual. The cultural battle that is being fought is to keep God, and especially Jesus, both with offers of love, out of our public arena when His message in needed more than ever. Yet jihaadist reap praise and accolades for their sharia law and their hatred of anything American, Christian, or Jewish, women’s rights, and free speech. The liberals seem to accept that with no problem and are so intolerant to those who want to do good things. You are right though, so far that I am aware, no physical persecution like that happening in the middle east, is happening here, but if thing continue in this path, the persecution will come. Now it is making snide or snarky remarks about Christians and making them appear intolerant; all a form of persecution, when it is quite the opposite, those who criticize are far less tolerant to all ideas but their own. But rest assured, it is coming and that appears to be what this movie may be about. I have not yet seen it but judging from the trailer, it is futuristic and is a “what if?” kind of plot.