Christian films usually play it safe. With few exceptions they deal with a sanitized, predictable world intended to make everyone feel comfortable. “Do you Believe?” is one of the exceptions, maybe the best exception.
Month – March 2015
The head of Baghdad’s museum told a German broadcaster that those religious artifacts destroyed by ISIS last month in Mosul were copies of the original. The head of the Institute of Archeology at University College in London agrees, saying, “The reason they crumble so easily is that they’re made of plaster. You can see iron bars inside.” But one official believes some real items were also destroyed.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was bad mouthed recently when he spoke to the US Congress against the wishes of Barack Obama. And as late as yesterday Netanyahu said that if he were re-elected he would never establish a Palestinian state. Now the Israeli people have spoken to the chagrin of critics.
Barack Obama promised transparency in government when he first ran for president. But now that aspiration is officially dead as the White House declares itself exempt from Freedom of Information Act requests. What a way to observe Sunshine week! That’s when news organizations typically highlight the importance of open government.
Kevin McGill started his route at 5 AM to avoid construction crews that got in the way. But that ran afoul of a Sandy Springs, Georgia noise ordinance that says garbage collection cannot start before 7 AM. The judge threw the book at the public servant, giving him a 30-day sentence, but a national uproar has brought McGill relief.