State Sen. Norma Champion was among 100-plus Missouri legislators who viewed the new Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of The Christ,” at the invitation of two Baptist churches. “I’ve seen many, many films about Jesus,” she said, “but I’ve never sat through one where I felt like I was actually experiencing it.” Photo by Allen Palmeri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP)—-Two Baptist churches purchased tickets for all of Missouri’s 197 lawmakers to attend a special showing of “The Passion of The Christ” two days before the movie’s Ash Wednesday debut.
More than 100 came, including House Speaker Catherine Hanaway, R.-Warson Woods, and Senate President Pro Tem Peter Kinder, R.-Cape Girardeau.
First Baptist Church, Festus-Crystal City, sponsored the Senate’s tickets, while Concord Baptist Church in Jefferson City, sponsored the House’s. Read More