Matthew Modine is touring with a new short film, "Jesus was a commie", and while he claims it doesn't mean to offend Christians or extoll the virtues of Communism (whatever those are) - many are claiming it's just a progressive piece of propaganda.
Modine is on tour with his new short film, “Jesus Was a Communist,” which offers a discussion of the New Testament’s messages in the context of poverty, pollution and political unrest. A selection at film festivals throughout the world, the message the veteran actor is presenting also address the Occupy Wall Street movement happening throughout the world and how it relates to the Bible.
"Why is the left all of a sudden so concerned about Jesus Christ all of a sudden?" Glenn asked. "Why are they so excited about, 'Oh, let me tell you about the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here, it's in the little red book.' No. black book, not a red book."
While actor/filmmaker Matthew Modine claims the movie should not offend and "it's too difficult to tell you exactly what it's about", Glenn said that title says it all.
Nevertheless, Glenn admitted he liked Modine and had met him previously at the White House Correspondant's Dinner a few years ago.
"I think he was really a nice guy. I don't know what this whole commie movie is," Glenn said.
"I can't wait to see it. Because I don't understand what communism is and I don't really understand what Jesus said," Pat joked.
One reviewer who saw the film claims that it's just a piece of communist propaganda. The Blaze reports the reviewer said:
Saw this film at the Hampton Film Festival. It seems like propaganda for communism. As a Christian, it is my understanding that Jesus kindly asked people to give their treasure to the poor, not force them. The film makers compare Jesus to Stalin and Mao, though they claim that Stalin and Mao’s form of communism did not work due to the fact that they were evil and corrupt. The form of communism they claim will work is socialism, which has failed in many countries around the world. This film should not be shown in schools. The narrator/ actor, Matthew Modine conducted a Q/A after the film. It seemed that the tone of the conversation geared toward communism, since the general belief was that capitalism has failed. I highly disagree with that that point, completely.