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ChurchWatch 09/21/07

The Little Theater That Could Drives Petition to Inspire Christians

A Christian theater has taken out a full-page ad in Friday’s USA Today to promote its “Million Voices for Christ” Petition that has already given thousands of people a positive way to stand up for the Christian faith.

The Miracle Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. purchased its second ad in the national newspaper this week to give people a way to be heard. Russ Hollingsworth, The Miracle Theater General Manager, says, “The message of this petition is simple respect. Our primary objective is to give any person who wants to speak out in support of Christ, an outlet to do so.”

The ad’s headline is “Enough is Enough! Stand Up for Christ.” It asks the public to join the “Million Voices for Christ” Petition at www.MiracleTheater.com. The petition states, “The name of Jesus Christ should not be mocked, nor should those who love Him be slandered for their beliefs. It is time for people of faith around the country to stand firm against religious slander, bias, and bigotry of all types including Christianity.”

The ad states the theater’s goal is to get one million signatures or more so their voices will be heard. Hollingsworth says, “There is strength in numbers. One million people speaking up just can’t be ignored.”

The Miracle Theater launched an advocacy campaign by taking out a full-page ad in Monday’s USA Today, stating “Enough is Enough,” after Kathy Griffin’s offensive Emmy Award acceptance speech that slandered Jesus Christ and was bleeped out during the national awards show.

After an outpouring of public support for defending Christ, The Miracle Theater’s cast and management expanded the campaign to give the public a voice by setting up the online petition.

“We believe that every American has the right to worship freely and to speak freely,” Hollingsworth continues. “We believe, however, that as Christians it’s time for us to take a stand for our faith and ask for respectful treatment from the media and the entertainment industry.”

The Miracle Theater’s mission is to present faith-based family entertainment through live theatrical productions revealing the person of Jesus Christ as The Living Word of God.

Join the “Million Voices for Christ” Petition at www.MiracleTheater.com.

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Media interested in interviews with Russ Hollingsworth, The Miracle Theater General Manager, and/or other cast members and management should contact Gregg Wooding, The Resource Agency, (972) 567-7660 mobile or gwooding@texasprototypes.com

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