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dougkristen
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 BLASPHEMOUS "SAVED!" FILM

****** Warning; sexually graphic ******

This is about a movie that homosexuals are
using to attack Christians. We need to pray!

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PRESS RELEASE

Contact: Michael Marcavage
REPENT AMERICA
P.O. Box 30000
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-800-3-REPENT, Ext. 4

For Immediate Release 6/10/04

REPENT AMERICA CONDEMNS BLASPHEMOUS "SAVED!" FILM;
AS OPEN HATRED OF GOD INTENSIFIES NATIONWIDE

PHILADELPHIA - Christianity is now under attack at a movie theater near you. The blasphemous Saved! film produced by homosexual-rights-advocate, Brian Dannelly, is now showing in theaters nationwide. The production staff is composed of homosexuals and homosexual advocates, who are using the film to mock God and Jesus Christ and to demonize Christians, while glorifying the homosexual lifestyle.

The perverse story of Saved! begins with a girl named Mary, labeled as a "super-Christian", whose boyfriend, Dean, surprisingly reveals, "I think I'm gay!". Jesus then appears to Mary in a vision and commands Mary to "save" Dean from homosexuality by having sex with him. Mary soon becomes angry at God and begins to doubt her Christian faith when she realizes that she is pregnant. During one scene in the film, Mary is staring at a cross and begins to spew vulgar profanity for the first time in her life. The story then continues as Dean's parents find his secret collection of homosexual pornography. Dean is then sent by his Christian parents to a homosexual rehabilitation center. At this center, Dean falls in love (lust) with another boy as they share the same room.

As the film progresses, the blasphemy increases, as another "Christian" violently throws a Bible at Mary and yells, "I'm filled with the love of Christ". Another scene shows the same girl, knocking down a humongous plywood cut-out of a hippie-looking "Jesus" and screaming, "My butt knocked down Jesus".

In addition, a wacky youth pastor and the principal of a Christian school prances around, making remarks, such as, "Are you ready to get your Jesus on?" This same youth pastor commits adultery with Mary's mother. In another scene, while faking to speak in tongues, a girl speaks profanity in "pig Latin" as she intentionally exposes her body at a school assembly. The film climaxes at the Christian prom when Dean arrives with his homosexual lover and declares, "I know in my heart that Jesus still loves me!"

"This is one of the most open and extreme attacks by Hollywood against Christianity in the history of the film industry," stated Michael Marcavage, Director of the Philadelphia-based REPENT AMERICA. "This blasphemous film is just another example of how homosexuals and homosexual advocates are displaying and advancing hatred toward Christians in America," he continued.

The Scripture declares in Galatians 6:7, "Be not deceived; God is not
mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."

Reference: Blasphemous Saved! Film Website http://www.savedmovie.com


REPENT AMERICA - CALLING A NATION IN REBELLION TOWARD GOD TO REPENTANCE Repent America is an evangelistic ministry based in the birthplace of America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Go to: http://www.RepentAmerica.com


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 2004/6/10 11:06Profile
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 Re: BLASPHEMOUS "SAVED!" FILM

Yeah, I have heard about this movie, but didn't REALLY know what it was about till I read this. I didn't know it had all this homosexual stuff in it. Just like Yolanda and I were talking about and what she posted. You can't see one movie now, that doesn't have some gay inuendo or scene in it.

I don't really watch TV but yesterday I had it on while I was cooking dinner and that preview came on so I watched it and just from that, it was very sad. I saw that one part where the girl throws a book at the other girl and says "I'm filled with Christ love". or something like that. I was thinking, that this movie is going to give Chistians such a bad image.

I just pray that this movie is a flop and doesn't interest many. I pray the gay rights people don't get their point across in this film.


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 Re: BLASPHEMOUS "SAVED!" FILM

Wow! That's what that movie is about?! I would have no idea! I know that Mandy Moore stars in it, if I'm thinking of the right movie, and in her interview she didn't talk about any of this homosexual stuff. She just said that she played a mean character in the setting of a Christian school, or something like that. I watched a bit of the trailer a couple months ago and it didn't seem like the movie was anything about homosexuality!

You know, the saddest thing is they're probably making the previews specifically appeal to Christians and then they'll be in for a surprise when the film is totally not what they think it's about.

Yeah, it's made me angry for sometime how they wrongly portray Christianity in a lot of movies. It stinks because that's the only poor "light" a lot of unbelievers are going to have of Christians, Christianity and God. But you know, on the other hand, despite the bad examples and wrong portrayals, if someone is truly looking for God, I think they will find Him.


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 Re: BLASPHEMOUS "SAVED!" FILM

Perhaps this movie will give Christians a bad name. But what about the reputation we Christians give ourselves?

One must wonder how, in a nation, where so many profess Christ that a movie like this could be made? Maybe it is because so many professing Christians attend movies of this nature.

If indeed man's chief end it to glorify God, we must ask, "What films really give glory to God?" And, if these movies don't glorify God, is it really necessary to go and see them? Perhaps a few movies honor God, but the majority...

I knew a youth pastor who made a covenant with his friends that if they went to a film and there was ever a problem and the movie stopped, that one of them would stand up and share their testimony. He then recounted how at the first movie they went to after their covenant the film had a problem so one of them stood and gave his testimony. If that wasn't enough, it happened again at the second movie they went to. He said it really made you consider what movies you went to see. If you stood and gave your testimony in some trashy film, what witness would you provide?

Something to think about...


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Perhaps this movie will give Christians a bad name. But what about the reputation we Christians give ourselves?


Well you know, call yourself a Christian, but the truth of the Bible will prove the truth of the name. There's a bunch of goats out there with the sheep, calling themselves sheep. But that doesn't change the fact that they're really goats. I'm using an illustration from the Bible. I don't know where it is, but I believe it's in one of the gospels.

One of the things I absolutely HATED growing up in a public high school were the bad reports unbelievers gave me of other "Christians". It didn't make me ashamed to be a Christian too, but one thing the sad examples did for me was to encourage me to love those unbelievers I had an opportunity to witness to, to be different than those other so called Christians even if it meant I stood alone, and hope and pray that I could represent God to them as accurately as possible.

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One must wonder how, in a nation, where so many profess Christ that a movie like this could be made? Maybe it is because so many professing Christians attend movies of this nature.


I don't think so. Besides, the article that started this post said that homosexuals were behind this movie partly as an attack on Christianity and mostly in support of their lifestyle. And like I said, the previews trick you. The one I saw didn't have anything obviously blasphemis on it. It seems like it's a movie about a Christian school. I think that's a part of the slap in the face.

Whether Christians should watch movies or not... you know, that's going to be an ongoing debate. I don't think it's worth getting divided and offended over. I think that's one of those personal convictions. You also got to understand that these convictions come from growth in Christ. Everyone's at a different growth level and a lot of us are learning different things at different times. We can't learn everything all at once.

Thank God for this article of warning about this movie because hopefully Christians won't end up going, in the end being embarrassed and shocked that the movie is really against them, not for them. Let's hope that no one has to learn the hard way and accidently support the enemy.


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Thank God for this article of warning about this movie because hopefully Christians won't end up going, in the end being embarrassed and shocked that the movie is really against them, not for them. Let's hope that no one has to learn the hard way and accidently support the enemy.


I just tryed to watch the trailer and felt so grieved part way through it I [b]had[/b] to shut it off. This is the devil working through this movie to malign the name of Christ and those who follow him and it will bring many to be vieled in darkness to the truth. This is disgusting and I dont know how God can wink at this inquity and clearly jesting of His precious truth. Ohh Christians pray for Gods mercy on North America, its really time for the church to wake up. We are to be a different breed of people on this earth. We are so earth bound, sensual, we need to be heavenly minded, as Edwards prayed 'Oh Lord stamp eternity on my eyeballs'. We [b]need[/b] to change... our allegiance must be fully to God. As Robert Wurtz in the live seminar showed last night that its false repentance to repent and hold back 'little sins' so called. Jesus gave his all so should we. "Is the life your living worth Christ dying for?" - Leonard Ravenhill


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I totally agree that this movie grievs the Lord.I do have to interject one comment though from seeing the previews- that part they show where the "christian" girl throws her Bible at a girl and says "I am full of Christ's love"- in anger-- unforunately this is the view that many people have of Christians.

There are many zealous christians that don't know how to show genuine love for sinners and in turn, end up throwing the Book at them.

We can't yell or scorn people into becoming Christians. We can't try to debate it or prove it with manupulative intentions. We can't picket them or try to run them out of town. wehave to live a Christ-like life 100% of the time so that people can see that we are really changed by His love from the inside out- and that we are not hypocrites.

I think Christians should take a second look at why they are being portrayed this way to begin with. We should be found blameless.

Christians make a big fuss over these types of things but they rarely make a fuss over their own shortcomings. We should be just as grieved to see hidden sin in our hearts as we are in the world. Actually it shoyld grieve us more to see sin in the hearts of "Christians' because we should know better. What do you expect from the world? The world is of the world. I really don't expect much different than this.

This kind of goes along with the whole superbowl thing that happened. Christians made a huge deal about all the explicitness- yet-- it's the christians who should have known in their hearts not to watch the Superbowl in the first place. if you're going to be in the world and do things with the world- expect them to act like the world.

Just some thoughts. I know it won't go over well with everyone but I like to consider how jesus would actually respond to things. Would He say- "Let the world act like the world- you,come and help me with these homeless and poor over here- work while it is still day."

~Chanin


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The best thing to do, I hope we can all agree, is pray. How can God turn, once again, something bad into something that will glorify Him?
We can pray that many "Christians" [quotation marks intentional] will be convicted of their legalism, hypocricy, and fence-sitting. Who knows...God may even reach the non-Christian intellectuals so that they'll think to themselves, "Hold on, now...that's not what Christianity's supposed to be all about...lemmie check this out..."
I don't like it, mind you. I debate whether or not to see it...I've long held the view of not judging a book by it's cover. Hey, that's what kept me away from the Bible for so long.
It may turn out to be one of those movies, like Bruce Almighty that seems outright and downright blasphemous in the previews (hey, gets people into the theaters paying the tickets), but ends up just not being up-to-par. Don't take me the wrong way...I don't consider Bruce Almighty to be Christian movie of the year. But the overlying message of "Don't blame God for your problems and issues...YOU are the root of the problem" sure sounds a lot like Step One in the salvation process to me.
Here's a movie review that I thought was pretty good. Worth a read.
http://www.christianitytoday.com/movies/reviews/saved.html


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The movie is harsh on Christian teens. There's a lot of swearing and discussions and jokes about sex. Sexual content includes Dean fondling Mary's breasts (covered by a swimsuit). When they have sex, the camera focuses on the rocking bedside table. There's also a weird Passion play scene where the boy playing Jesus is barely clothed and is overtly made to look sexy on the cross.


Reading this makes me strongly even consider how a Christian could even watch a movie like this. I think Chanin is right we need to start looking at ourselves because the world is literally mocking the powerless Church of Jesus Christ. When was the time when unbelievers were shamed to practice sin outwardly, when they came into the presence of a holy Christian. We need to be salt and light in the world, let us not be conformed to this world but be changed into the likeness of Christ.


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Reading this makes me strongly even consider how a Christian could even watch a movie like this.



How about doing away with the practice of watching any movie at all except those which are clearly christian in nature or made by christians themselves. The fact that God would have to use hollywood (e.g., The Passion of the Christ) to reach Christians is something that should make us think. Is it because we Christians enjoy the same pleasures the world does? Without audiovisual aids (especially TV) the saints of old were able to lay hold of God, saw heavenly things and the beauty of God's holiness, understood the depths of God's heart in scripture simply because they were driven to their knees and not to the TV or movie screens.

I'll make a little guess here. In all probability those preachers whose sermons are found here in SI either seldom watch or don't watch TV or movie at all. :-)


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