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Christian Film & Television Commission says 'Jesus Will Not Be Mocked'

Contact: Robert, Christian Film & Television Commission, 805-383-2000, pr@cftvc.org

CAMARILLO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- A Christian media watchdog group, the Christian Film & Television Commission (CFTVC), recently launched a campaign against a new movie based on the book "jesus of nazareth" that depicts Jesus' birth as the result of the Virgin Mary being raped by a Roman soldier.

The movie is slated to be directed by Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director known for "RoboCop," "Show Girls," and "Basic Instinct." Verhoeven is also a member of the Jesus Seminar, a group of laymen and scholars that question the truthfulness of the gospels and the miracles of Jesus.

"The liberal media's relentless persecution of the Christian faith shows yet again the double standard of bigotry. There's no way a similar movie would ever be made claiming Muhammad was the product of a rape," says Dr. Ted Baehr, the founder of the Christian Film & Television Commission.

The movie depicts the life of Jesus, but unlike other Biblical epics "jesus of nazareth" shows Jesus performing no miracles, born as the result of rape, and when Jesus dies he does not come back from the grave.

Paul Verhoeven, the bigoted writer of "jesus of Nazareth" is no stranger to offending Christians with statements intended to bully and browbeat: "In my opinion, Christianity is nothing more than one of many interpretations of reality, neither more nor less. Ideally, it would be nice to believe that there is a God somewhere out there, but it looks to me as if the whole Christian religion is a major symptom of schizophrenia in half the world's population: civilizations scrambling to rationalize their chaotic existence. Subsequently, Christianity has a tendency to look like magic or the occult."

The full text of the campaign against this new movie can be read here: www.cftvc.org/121

The Christian Film & Television Commission ministry is a non-profit organization dedicated to redeeming the values of the mass media of entertainment according to biblical principles by influencing entertainment industry leaders and by informing and equipping the general public about the media’s impact on audiences, especially children and teenagers.

The Christian Film & Television Commission was founded in 1978 by Dr. Ted Baehr.

The Christian Film & Television Commission is part of MOVIEGUIDE®.

If you would like more information about the Christian Film & Television Commission please call 805-383-2000 or email