Is This the Movie Obama Fears Most ?
Could it affect the CATHOLIC/latino vote?
Starring Andy Garcia, Peter O’Toole and Obama’s pal, Eva Longoria, this film “For Greater Glory“ came out two months ago. According to Internet Movie Database , it is “A chronicle of the Cristeros War (1926-1929); a war by the people of Mexico against the atheistic Mexican government.”
It appears to be the biggest hit you never heard of. Latino audiences in California, Texas and Mexico literally stand in the aisles and cheer the story of their grandparents’ generation fighting for their freedom to worship.
RealClearReligion rang the warning bell to the Obama Campaign in this May 14, 2012 review, “When Catholics Were Cristeros,” that concluded as follows:
Cristiada, as the film is known in Mexico, is already a Titanic at the box office. For many Mexicans, the film is a story not found in their history textbooks. Actor Eduardo Verastegui called the Cristero War a “wound that we’ve buried. I felt we should bring this wound out, learn from it, and show some of the heroes of Mexico who gave their lives for what they believed.”
Even so, many involved in the project have squirmed at the notion that the film might resonate with Catholics in America. No, President Obama is not ordering the deportation of Catholics or bringing priests before firing squads, but this election is shaping up to be a referendum for a reason. Calles would likely applaud the contraception mandate and laugh alongside Nancy Pelosi at “this conscience thing.”
“Freedom is not just for fancy documents,” Gorostieta told his Cristeros — as President Obama may soon find out — it’s also for the ballot box.