Students and staff members from Liberty University, the school run by avid Donald Trump enthusiast Jerry Falwell Jr., are making a film all about how God ordained Trump’s presidency while mass prayer helped bring it into fruition.
The movie is called The Trump Prophecy.
For a school that isn’t the largest Christian school in the country, it sure makes a lot of headlines, especially when it comes to Trump. In this case, the university is producing an 85-minute feature film that will be shown in more than 1,000 theaters across the country.
The film follows a Florida firefighter’s “Trump prophecy” and “a movement of prayer that led up to the election,” according to the Christian Post. The movie is scheduled to be shown at select cinemas this October.
About 56 Liberty University students and several staff members from the Virginia Christian school’s cinematic arts department will also work on the project as part of the department’s spring semester film project.
The film focuses on the prophecy of a retired Florida firefighter named Mark Taylor, who claims that God told him in April 2011 that Trump would one day become president. Although Taylor initially thought that meant that Trump would become president in 2012, the prophecy was ultimately fulfilled in November 2016.
In other words, Taylor was wrong about his first “prophecy” and — as most do in his situation — he decided to postpone it. Then when Trump squeaked out his electoral college victory, Taylor took credit, and claimed it was God communicating with him.
Taylor first told his story in a book, The Trump Prophecies: The Astonishing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow… and What He Says Is Coming Next. But now there’s a $2 million budget to turn his pet project into a movie.
“I hope it reflects an understanding that when people come together in prayer, how valuable that is not only for the people that are praying but for what they are praying for,” the film’s director, Stephan Schultze, the executive director of Liberty University Cinematic Arts Department, told The Christian Post on Tuesday.
“They have come together in the recognition that those prayers have value and build community and build a strong bond that allows for a president like Donald Trump to be elected. It created a bond within the Christian community.”
That’s not true. The Trump bond exists only within the white evangelical Christian community, and even some of them are troubled by the association with a cruel ignorant man who has little use for religion in his personal life and little knowledge about the faith in general. Now they’re bound together to celebrate someone who stands against everything Jesus stood for.
Ready for a prediction? The movie, like so many preachy wannabe blockbusters, will be a major flop. I haven’t been looking forward to a movie this much since God’s Not Dead 2.
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