Liberty University students are continuing to voice their objections to the university’s involvement in the upcoming theatrical release “The Trump Prophecy.”
As previously reported, dozens of students from the school’s cinematic arts department have worked with the Charlotte-based ReelWorks Studio to produce a film based on the prophecy of retired firefighter Mark Taylor, who claims God told him in 2011 that Donald Trump would one day become president.
Liberty University students were given the opportunity to do hands-on production and post-production credited work for their spring semester film project.
As a petition has existed for months in an attempt to convince Liberty University to halt its involvement in the project, students and graduates of the Virginia-based Christian college are speaking out about the film as its early October release dates in over 1,000 theatres nationwide draw near.
The Liberty students are not only objecting to the political nature of the movie but the fact that it centers on the prophecies of Taylor, who has drawn the ire of many critics for some of his claims.
“For the university, by stamping our name on this film, we are telling the world that this is what we believe: radical prophecies about a controversial man make him a Godsend,” a senior film student recently told PJ Media. “While the school is not creating or financing the film, the act of partnering with the film arguably ties the school to the film in the way these students and graduates fear.”
While the movie centers on Taylor, the producers say the movie’s purpose is to show viewers how movement of prayer helped pave the way for the election of the 45th president of the United States.
Liberty Cinematic Arts Department director Stephan Schultze had previously told CP that Liberty’s involvement in the project came through his relationship with producer Rick Eldridge, who produced the 2015 documentary based on the book Four Blood Moons by megachurch Pastor John Hagee.
He said Eldridge contacted him around Thanksgiving 2017 about the possibility of working on the project. By the start of the spring semester, Schultze had the school’s approval to have students and staff in the department work begin work on the film project. Filming was done in areas of Lynchburg and Bedford, Virginia through March and April 2018.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith