January 27, 2014
Lynchburg, VA – Liberty Counsel will be premiering its new faith-based, family-friendly film titled Uncommon on February 1 at Thomas Road Baptist Church, Lynchburg, Virginia. General admission is free, and tickets are available online.
The film Uncommon is a feature-length, narrative motion picture starring Erik Estrada (CHiP's), Ben Davies (Courageous), Irma P. Hall (Soul Food), and Grammy Award-winning Christian Musician Jason Crabb that highlights the struggles of a group of students at fictional Rosewood High School. Fighting overwhelming challenges, the teens struggle against political correctness to defend their privilege to worship, meet, and perform. Will months of constant bullying by the establishment defeat the production and dismantle their faith? Armed with expert legal counsel, these teens realize what it means to be . . . Uncommon!
Playing himself in the movie as the students’ attorney is Mat Staver, Liberty Counsel’s Founder and Chairman.
Uncommon explores the issues surrounding religious liberties in public schools and examines specific questions, such as: Can students pray aloud in their schools? Can students conduct their own Bible studies on school grounds? Can they mention God or wear Christian-themed clothing at their schools?
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“Students are clearly protected by the Constitution while on public school campuses, and they may exercise their religious and free speech rights by sharing their faith with other students. These liberties are important rights which must be exercised and protected,” said Mat Staver.
The film is produced by JC Films in association with Liberty Counsel, which is an international nonprofit litigation, education, and policy organization dedicated to advancing religious freedom, the sanctity of life, and the family since 1989, by providing pro bono assistance and representation on these and related topics. Liberty Counsel’s purpose is to preserve religious liberty and help create and maintain a society in which everyone will have the opportunity to discover the truth that will give true freedom.