• Fire Chief Terminated Because Of Christian Faith

    (God’s Not Dead) It’s been said, “Life imitates art.” In DO YOU BELIEVE?, the new movie from the creators of God’s Not Dead, we meet Bobby, an EMT who loses his job for sharing his Christian faith with a dying man.

    FireChiefCochranInterviewLate last year, Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was fired after he authored a devotional that shared God’s design and desire for intimacy. Needless-to-say, some powerful people were not pleased with this public show of faith. After a 30-day suspension, Chief Cochran was fired.

    Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom are stepping up and helping Chief Cochran fight for his rights—and his job. In a great piece on FoxNews.com, Todd Starnes shares his thoughts on this strange new reality in our country.

    “I’ve had a chance to interview Chief Cochran and I have found him to be a good and honorable man. What happened to him should not happen to any other American.” Unfortunately, it is starting to happen to other Americans. Therein lies the heart of DO YOU BELIEVE? As Bobby states in the movie, “If what I did has suddenly become a crime, then I’m proud to plead guilty.”

    Check out what Chief Cochran says about his real-life nightmare:
    “To actually lose my childhood dream-come-true profession—where all of my expectations have been greatly exceeded—because of my faith is staggering,” Cochran said in a statement. “The very faith that led me to pursue my career has been used to take it from me…” Read Full Article Here

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    The powerful new film, “Do You Believe?” by Pure Flix Entertainment, scheduled to hit theaters on March 20th (find a theater near you) is turning heads and building momentum. The official trailer featured below is already generating millions of views and triggering highly emotional responses on our social media – visit our Face Book Page Here . Be sure to visit the web site to see the cast, download images and find out how you can Bring “Do You Believe?” To Your City. Click Here to learn more now.

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  • “Do You Believe?” + “God’s Not Dead” Mash-up Trailer Goes Viral.

    (Pure Flix) As we move into 2015, Pure Flix is in full launch mode preparing for the much anticipated theatrical release of their new feature film “Do You Believe?”, scheduled to hit theaters on March 2oth.

    Influencer GND-DYBvideofBpostmovie screenings in key markets are scheduled and filling-up. Group ticket pre-sales are gaining traction and available now – Click Here To Bring “Do You Believe?” to your local theater.   

    The newly release “God’s Not Dead” + “Do You Believe?” Mash-up trailer was recently release and went viral in just a few short days – Check It Out Here.

    Be sure to visit the web site to see the cast, download images and find out how you can Bring “Do You Believe?” To Your City. Click Here to learn more now.

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  • U.S Army Ranger Chaplain Punished For Quoting The Bible…

    (God’s Not Dead)  Yes, this headline is correct…Last week a U.S Army Ranger Chaplain was punished when he quoted the Bible and referenced scripture during a suicide prevention training session held at the University of North Georgia. According to the report from numerous media sources, Chaplain Joseph Lawhorn was issued a Letter of Concern warning him to “be careful to avoid any perception you are advocating one system of beliefs over another”… Apparently it went so far as “accusing him of advocating for Christianity and “using Christian scripture and solutionsFoxNews.com 

    Imagine that, an American Chaplain being accused of advocating for Christianity…

    In another report by the CNSNews.com, former Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Retired) and chair of the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition (RMRFC), also said that the treatment of Lawhorn violated the chaplain’s constitutional rights. Listen To Interview Below:

    “First of all, his case is important because it is an infringement on his First Amendment rights,” Boykin told CNSNews.com. “Secondly he is a chaplain. By definition, chaplains deal with spiritual issues, and all he was doing was explaining how his faith helped him. “The third thing, though, is that this colonel that issued him a reprimand was in violation of the Army regulation.” Read Full Article Here

    FortunTimWildmonAFAately our courageous Chaplain isn’t fighting this battle alone as faith-based organizations are rallying around him. According to a report from OneNewsNow.com “A coalition of organizations dedicated to upholding the religious freedom of those who serve in the U.S. military is coming to his aid…the American Family Association says the Lawhorn incident is another example of military chaplains and soldiers being stripped of the very rights they’re serving to protect.

    AFA president Tim Wildmon had this to say…“Our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines put their lives on the line every day to protect our liberties, including our religious freedoms…It’s beyond understanding that anyone would seek to deny these very same soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines the religious liberty they fight and die for.Read Full Article Here

    In other Pure Flix news….

    The powerful new film, “Do You Believe?” by Pure Flix Entertainment, scheduled to hit theaters next spring is turning heads and building momentum. The official trailer featured below is already generating millions of views and triggering highly emotional responses on our social media –  visit our Face Book Page Here . Be sure to visit the web site to see the cast, download images and find out how you can Bring “Do You Believe?” To Your City. Click Here to learn more now.

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  • “Old Fashioned” Film From Pure Flix Inspires New “Must Read” Book According To Recent Reviews.

    (Pure Flix) In a day and age when the moral fabric of our culture seems to be unraveling at an unprecedented pace, a powerful new love story being distributed by Pure Flix, “OLD FASHIONED”, is being championed. In a signature Pure Flix strategy, this great new film is taking on the Hollywood goliaths, as it is scheduled to release the same day (Valentine’s Day, 2015. ) as a controversial film is a stark reminder that magnifies just how far we have fallen away from God’s perfect plan for Biblical love.

    OLD FASHIONED is not only a wonderful film, it is also an absolutely essential one—especially during this day and age when intimacy seems to be on the endangered species list.” – Joseph Airdo, Breakthrough Entertainment”

    And, now a new book based on this unique love story has been released and already generating accolades. The Christian media isn’t the only voice praising this new novel as this USA Today article proves in their recent book review…Must-read inspy romance: ‘Old Fashioned..”OldFashioned

    “The title and blurb for this novel made me wonder if the “romance novel” label was just a disguise for a churchy treatise on the benefits of traditional courtship vs. modern dating; therefore, I put off reading it. When I finally did crack it open, however, I was glad to have my supposition proved entirely incorrect!

    This story’s edginess was a big, wonderful surprise, … I couldn’t help myself but to keep following the story to its hopeful, sweet, happy ever after.”  Adapted from a screenplay by Rik Swartzwelder, this is a novel romance fans will not want to miss! This book will rank highly among my Favorite Romances of 2014!”  Read Full Review Here

    In other Pure Flix news….

    It’s Official…the new film by Pure Flix Entertainment scheduled to hit theaters next spring is already turning heads and building momentum. Within in just a few days the new teaser trailer featured below is already generating millions of views and triggering highly emotional responses on our social media – Check Them Out Here and VISIT THE WEB SITE TO SEE THE CAST – LEARN MORE HERE

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  • “God’s Not Dead” in NC – County Wins Back Freedom To Pray…

    (God’s Not Dead) Another victory in Forsyth County, North Carolina where freedom to pray before public meetings was restored. According to the breaking news report from our friends at ADF (Alliance Defending Freedom), attorney Brett Harvey stated “All Americans should have the liberty to pray without being censored, just as the Supreme Court found only a few months ago, and we are delighted to see this freedom restored in Forsyth County,” attorney Brett Harvey said in a statement. “The Supreme Court affirmed the freedom of Americans to pray according to their consciences before public meetings.”

    The ADF statement further claims that the now-defunct order ”required the county to censor the way people pray to ensure only generic prayers are offered at public meetings.”

    TheBlaze.com recently reported this victory stating “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit lifted the order against Forsyth County’s prayer policy Thursday, coming into compliance with the high court’s decision. The appeals court had previously backed a 2011 decision by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina opposing sectarian prayer”. Read Full Report

    This move comes on the heels of another major victory, restoring prayer to public meetings in Greece Vs Galloway which we reported on as well, here on the God’s Not Dead blog – Read Full Post Here.

    In other Pure Flix news….

    It’s Official…the new film by Pure Flix Entertainment scheduled to hit theaters next spring is already turning heads and building momentum. Within in just a few days the new teaser trailer featured below is already generating millions of views and triggering highly emotional responses on our social media – Check Them Out Here and VISIT THE WEB SITE TO SEE THE CAST – LEARN MORE HERE

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  • Students Denied Right To Form Faith-Based Club At NY High School

    (God’s Not Dead) Here’s a new twist on how student’s rights are being violated. According to a report on OneNewsNow.com, Wantagh High School student Liz Loverde said she wanted to start a club “Dare to Believe”,  to help kids struggling with life issues such as depression, parents divorce, self-harm, suicide, anxiety, bullying, etc. but, she was denied the request. The school’s principal said not so fast and actually told her that it would be “illegal”. Really, as in against the law to have a faith-based club at school…Here’s what miss Loverde had to say in this Fox News interview:

    According to the OneNewsNow.com report, “When Loverde and friends knocked on the principal’s door and told her their plans, the student recalls the reaction: “Okay, right there you can’t have it because it’s called the Christian club.” ….Jeremy Dys with the Liberty Institute, who’s representing Liz, says the Equal Access Act of 1984 makes it illegal to deny students the right to form Christian clubs… this is the second public school and third time on Long Island that Liberty has threatened legal action to ensure students have the right to form a faith-based club.” Read full report here

    As you can see from this interview, Liz is not backing down and will not be bullied. She has a calling on her life to serve the hurting students in her high school – with truth, love and grace. We applaud you miss Liz! Stay strong Christian soldiers, stand in the gap for our King – be encouraged and keep your eyes on the Cross, Amen

    Well It’s Official…the new film by Pure Flix Entertainment scheduled to hit theaters next spring is already turning heads and building momentum. Within in just a few days the new teaser trailer  featured below is already generating millions of views and triggering highly emotional responses on our social media – Check Them Out Here and VISIT THE WEB SITE TO SEE THE CAST – LEARN MORE HERE

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  • Colorado Public School Bans Praying, Singing Hymns, or Talking About “Religion”.

    (God’s Not Dead) You just can’t make this stuff up…It appears an American public high school (Pine Creek High School) in Colorado Springs, CO. has decided it’s within their rights to violate the student’s 1st Amendment Rights by banning a group of students from gathering to pray, sing “religious” songs, or even talk about “religious” topics during the school day – including the student’s own free time.  Apparently the students have been doing this at Pine Creek High School for three years without any problems, until now.Tedesco - ADF

    OneNewsNow.com reported that Jeremy Tedesco of Alliance Defending Freedom says ADF has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the students. He says the school rebuffed a letter of explanation ADF sent to the administration. “We sent them a letter explaining that it clearly violated our client’s First Amendment rights,” he tells OneNewsNow. “They responded aCoSchoolSurveynd said We don’t see it that way – and so the lawsuit followed.” Read Full Story Here

    Is this really what America’s history books will record for future generations…? That we stood by and let the amazing, God inspired, one-of-a-kind United States Constitution get trampled on to such a degree as this. Or, will our history books record stories of courageous men and women taking a stand, depicting valiant efforts to preserve our Constitutional Rights of Free Speech and Freedom Of Religion.

    As “God’s Not Dead” Defenders of The Faith, we are called to stand in the gap and remain resilient to this assault on our freedoms and faith. Visit the OneNewsNow.com web site and take this survey now to express your opinion.

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  • “God’s Not Dead” At Ohio High School Where Local Residents Take A Stand For Their Faith.

    (God’s Not Dead) It seems that America’s High Schools are a primary target for the atheist lead organization, FFRF (Freedom From Religion Foundation), the ACLU and other like minded groups who have have made it their mission to enforce their interpretation of the hotly debated “Establishment Clause” which they claim provides evidence for enforcing the concept known as Separation of Church and State.

    Over the past 12 months, these organizations have been busy writing letters to numerous private businesses and public organizations complaining about “religious” oriented activities, symbols and signs they claim are either offensive or violating the constitutional Establishment Clause. In numerous situations, there have even been lawsuits threatened and in some cases actually filed. One ongoing example is that of Licking Valley High School where there were two complaints filed.

    This video report from CitizenLink.org provides an interesting twist on this story:

    As this story developed the local residents decided to do something about it to show their support for the school and held a prayer meeting on the football field. Well as you can imagine what happened next…watch this video and read the full report on TheBlaze.com Here.

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    As the saga continued we now learn that the complaints have moved off school property. It seems three beautiful crosses displayed on “Private Property” across from Licking Valley High School have been drawn into the previous complaints against this school. A local resident had these crosses installed on his property in a bold stance to support the school, now he’s been targeted by the FFRF as well. Read Full Story Here.

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  • God’s Not Dead in Sioux Falls…”Jesus Christ” Stays On Snow Plows.

    God’s Not Dead  The spirit of God living inside all born again Christians is stirring the virtue of courage once again, this time in  the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. After a recent complaint from a local resident regarding artwork painted on city snow plows by a local Lutheran High School, the city is standing strong in their convictions. Amen!

    SnowPlowAs reported in a post by TheBlaze.com, “the city has decided not to paint over government-owned snow plows adorned with Christian artwork following a complaint from a local atheist who believes that the religious designs violate the separation of church and state.

    City officials reportedly first told students at two Christian schools participating in the annual “Paint the Plow“ event — an initiative in which community schools are invited to paint snow plows — that they would have the opportunity to paint over the religious messages, but the schools declined.

    But now according to a recent press release, (Read Full Release Here) the city is taking a different course, keeping the artwork intact and adding a disclaimer to each of the 27 snow plows that were designed as part of this year’s program.

    From one local paper, The Argus Leader, “It is the first time in the program’s five-year history the city has received a complaint from Novotny’s organization …but it’s not the first time religious themes were used. Sioux Falls Lutheran School’s entry last year included the phrase: “Jesus loves you snow much.” Lutheran High School’s plow blade last year read: “Jesus is our Superman!”

    Expressing faith is part of the lesson plan at Sioux Falls Lutheran, but students also are taught to respect other people’s opinions, assistant principal Sarah Sailer said. Read Full Report Here

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  • ‘God’s Not Dead’ Producers Unveil Next Theatrical Film, ‘Do You Believe?’

    (Pure Flix Entertainment) Pure Flix Entertainment, producers of this year’s leading Christian film, “God’s Not Dead” have their next theatrical in production. Although it’s not a sequel, the message of “Do You Believe?” presents a masterful transition from the powerful message which impacted millions of souls this year in “God’s Not Dead”.BelieveBoxCover

    Based on feedback we are receiving from our partners and ministry alliances regarding this compelling Gospel-centered message, as well as the production quality thus far, we remain encouraged that “Do You Believe?” will deliver an equally impactful and thought provoking message as “God’s Not Dead”. Our prayer is for this message to challenge all Christians to reexamine their own faith and seriously ponder the meaning of the “Cross” in their on lives.

    David A.R. White, Pure Flix co-founder told The Blaze in a recent interview. “Do You Believe?” deals with the power of the “Cross” and it’s relevancy in today’s society,” Read Full Article Here.

    At our recent media event held in Michigan, where much of the film is being shot, Cybill Shepherd (who plays Teri in the film) shared her moving testimony and The Christian post was there to capture the moment…

    “I was born a Christian, sang in the choir then I lost touch with my savior Jesus Christ. I stopped talking to Him and praying,” she told the audience. “Then I just started talking to Jesus and I started to feel really good and I got the offer to do this film.”

    “Shepherd, a Memphis native who began singing in church at age 8, said it “gives me chills” to think how she became involved with the project after reconnecting with Jesus. Once she began reading the script, Shepherd said “I cried four times.” Read Full Story Here

    Similar to “God’s Not Dead”,  just the title of this film is curious enough to draw believers of all faiths as well as those who choose to believe there is no God.

    Pure Flix producers sought input from a number of individuals, including pastors and other alliances with an overwhelming vote of confidence that this film will follow in the footsteps of it’s predecessor, “God’s Not Dead”  by having a major impact on culture.

    The impressive cast for “Do You Believe” is turning heads in Hollywood and starting to catch the attention of the media. We are equally encouraged to have the NEWSBOYS joining us once again with their hit song, “We Believe”. This is going to be a unique faith-based film on a number of levels. Once again Pure Flix is taking it to the next level to fulfill their mission of sharing the Gospel message through film by producing compelling, culture impacting messages through bold story telling.

    To Learn more about this powerful new film scheduled to hit theaters in the spring of 2015 and receive updates – visit DoYouBelieve.com.

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