My wife and I went to the movies last Sunday and saw a film, based on a true story. It’s about a people struggling to regain their religious freedoms. Their government had passed laws, restricting the practice of their faith. First by banning all foreign-born clergy from the country. Then they banned the wearing of vestments and religious robes in public. Followed by the closing of churches, executions of clergy and those followers who resisted.
Many were hanged from electric poles along the highways, to break the resistance. Even children did not escape the horror if they professed allegiance to God and the anti-government resistance.
Friends, this true story did not take place in Hitler’s Germany or the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin. This took place around the comer, next door in Mexico, in the 1920s.
The film is ’For Greater Glory’, with an all star cast, including Andy Garcia and Eva Longoria. It has an R rating for graphic war scenes, so leave the kids at home. I have been informed that it has only been scheduled for a limited release around the country. It makes me wonder why? Every God-fearing, patriotic American should see this movie and ponder its message for our day, especially now that our government has started to tinker with our own freedoms of conscience and religion.
The writer lives in Myrtle Beach.