It has no nudity.
No sex, no gore, no torture.
There’s no glamorized violence.
Yet “The Reliant,” a faith-based movie about life, values and the threat of anarchy in the world, has been given an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.
Now J.P. Johnston, a writer and producer for the film that stars Kevin Sorbo (Hercules), Brian Bosworth (The Longest Yard), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), the Benham brothers (War Room) and Mollee Gray (High School Musical), is offering an explanation for why the powers of Hollywood are resorting to censorship.
“If you can’t compete in the marketplace of ideas, censorship is how you win. The powerful media monopolies conspire to muzzle the ideals of faith and liberty in the public square because only in a vacuum of truth and light can their insanity survive,” Johnston said in a commentary.
“A faith-based action film that is also pro-Second Amendment? That’s just more than the Hollywood elites can handle,” he continued.
The story line is about economic collapse. Widespread rioting and looting follows, forcing a 21-year-old girl, on the eve of her wedding, to care for her siblings in a woodlands on the edge of the violence.
And she wonders why a good God would let such a thing happen.