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Docu-drama warns of the endangerment of America’s religious liberties
The Glory Worship Center, an official EchoLight Cinemas partner location, will present a public screening of the award-winning film “One Generation Away” on Saturday, August 1. Winner of 5 Dove Awards and awarded Best Documentary in the 2015 Christian Worldview Film Festival, this timely movie reveals how quickly religious freedoms can disappear if Americans do not remain vigilant to defend them. The event starts at 6:00 PM and runs until 8:00 PM, including a question and answer session with Director Ken Carpenter and Rep. Jeff Jones.
“One Generation Away” is a joint production between Echolight Studios and American Family Studios. Exploring both sides of the religious freedom debate, “One Generation Away” focuses on seven cases of religious freedom disputes throughout the United States: the Mt. Soledad Veteran’s Memorial in San Diego, wedding service providers in Oregon and Washington, Hobby Lobby, chaplaincy in the military, as well as two education cases with a collegiate counseling program, and high school cheerleaders in Kountze, Texas.
Each case clearly presents both sides of the issue and reflects on how the First Amendment, Equal Protection Clause, Free Exercise Clause and Religious Freedom Restoration Act are interpreted and applied.
"This is a film that every Christian needs to see in order to be informed and prepared to withstand both the subtle and overt strategies of the antichrist spirit at this critical time in our nation," stated Dr. Lee Brandt, Pastor of Glory Worship Center. The church is presenting the movie free of charge and invites the public to attend.
More than 70 interviews are included in the film. From politicians, thought leaders, business leaders, to religious leaders and opposing sides of freedom advocates, including Mike Huckabee (2016 presidential candidate), Tony Perkins (Family Research Council), Jennifer Marshall and Ryan Anderson (The Heritage Foundation), Todd Starnes (Fox News), Rick Santorum (former U.S. Senator), Barry Lynn (Americans United for Separation of Church and State), James McElroy (American Civil Liberties Union), Robbie George (Princeton University), and numerous others.
"We're honored to partner with the Glory Worship Center to show what we believe is one of the most important films of our time," said Jeff Sheets, president of Echolight. “‘One Generation Away’ clearly presents the complex perspective on important religious liberty issues that the average Christian American doesn’t think about every day. It is our desire that this film will bring more attention to the critical times we are facing, and help Americans open their eyes to the reality that we are indeed closer then ever before to losing the religious freedoms that our ancestors so bravely fought to obtain."
"I look forward to joining Ken Carpenter at the screening of One Generation Away," stated Rep. Jeff Jones. "While Ken will answer questions about the making of the movie and what is happening around the nation on religious liberty, I hope to answer questions about what we can do in the Georgia House of Representatives to protect religious liberty right here in our state."
Sen. William Ligon will be unable to attend the event due to a prior engagement, but his Public Policy and Legislative Assistant, Sherena Arrington, will be on hand to answer questions about how the Georgia Senate is working to protect religious freedom and what citizens can do to ensure these efforts are successful in the coming year.
For more information about “One Generation Away,” watch the trailer at www.onegenerationawaymovie.com. Tickets are not necessary to attend because the event is free, but for directions or further local information, Pastor Lee Brandt at 270-5466. The Glory Worship Center is located just 2 miles from downtown Darien on Highway 99.
EchoLight Studios is a world-class entertainment studio specializing in bringing first-class, redemptive media to the marketplace. EchoLight Studios produces, directs, funds and distributes faith-based films that bring communities together. For information, visit http://www.echolight.com.