Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Art-For-Art’s-Sake Theatre: Persecuted

Time once again for our usual midday Wednesday feature. (We told you this was coming late last week, remember?)

In this movie, (FULL DISCLOSURE: I didn't write the rest of this paragraph, okay?) nationally acclaimed evangelist John Luther (Daniel Lusko) is the last obstacle in the way of sweeping religious reform in the States. When a US Senator and Luther's own supporters abduct and frame him in the murder of an innocent teenage girl, an unprecedented era of persecution is unleashed. Out on personal recognizance, Luther escapes police surveillance in search of the truth. And suddenly, a once-normal life is targeted by a team of ex-military operatives who wage a relentless campaign to eliminate the incriminating evidence. As evangelist turned fugitive, Luther vows to expose anyone involved with or profiting from the girl's murder; a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that will threaten the entire Christian community in America.

Former senator and Presidential candidate Fred Thompson plays the guy that Luther turns to for help -- a Catholic priest! (And don't forget, his name's Luther, huh?) If what is happening in America today is not reason enough to see this movie, that alone is reason enough to see this movie, which opens in theaters on May 9.

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