NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland–Imagine legislation that while promoted as a boon to spiritual diversity actually cripples one of the core freedoms Americans cherish–freedom of religion.
So goes Persecuted, a new political thriller screened this weekend at CPAC. Writer/director Daniel Lusko’s film stars James Remar as an evangelist framed for murder when he won’t promote the Faith and Fairness Act to his flock. The political measure is purported to level the religious playing field, but Remar’s character sees it as an existential threat to unfettered expression.
The film won’t hit theaters until May 9, but conservatives at the annual gathering got two separate chances to catch it. (More @ Big Hollywood)