Brad Stine, co-star and associate producer of the political suspense thriller, “Persecuted”, talked to Cheryl Ariaz Wicker before a screening of his film at the National Religious Broadcasters convention this year. Calling “Persecuted” a movie that will bring a new wave of what faith based films will look like in the future, Stine also expressed his belief that the best way for Christians to make an impact on their culture is by supporting what they believe in rather than protesting what they oppose. He says that many people today pay more attention to entertainers than to politicians or pastors, and films are a useful tool for expressing beliefs and values.
Scheduled to be released in theaters July 18, 2014, this film is a fictional account of a nationally known evangelist, John Luther, who stands in opposition of religious reforms that are sweeping the nation. When he is framed for the murder of a young girl, Luther sets out to find the truth and is confronted with persecution that threatens the Christian community in the United States. Stine believes this is a film that can be enjoyed by all, but warns that it is not meant for children. It is rated PG13. “Persecuted”, written and directed by Daniel Lusko, stars James Remar, Bruce Davison, Dean Stockwell, James R. Higgins, Gretchen Carlson, Fred Thompson, Raoul Trujillo, Brad Stine, and Natalie Grant
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