Mel Gibson Movie 'The Passion' Blames Jews for the Death of Christ
Netlore Archive: Rumor has it that Mel Gibson secretly harbors anti-Semitic sentiments and that his upcoming film 'The Passion' blames Jews for the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
Description: Email rumor
Circulating since: March 2003
Status: Hotly debated
Analysis: See next page
Email text contributed by Debbi, March 15, 2003:
Subject: A MEL GIBSON FILM
In the New York Times Magazine of Sunday, March 9.2003 it is reported that Mel Gibson is making a film of the last 6 hours of the life of Jesus Christ in which he purports to tell the "truth", namely that the Jews are responsible for his death!
This canard has been discredited by all people of good will including the Pope. Yet Gibson, who is a member of an extreme Catholic sect called "Holy Family" which has distanced itself from the main body of catholicism and is not affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese is using his money and his high profile to finance and film this retrogressive and defamatory story.
Gibson, whose father, Hutton Gibson is a notorious Holocaust denier and who claims the the World Trade Center was destroyed by remote control and not by alQueda; that the Second Vatican Council was a Masonic plot backed by the Jews and that all popes going back to John XXIII have been illegitimate "anti-popes".
The article goes on much longer and is not refuted by either party. I believe in free speech, but not when it fosters hatred and gives our enemies ammunition to perpetuate the greatest crime of the century and the continued persecution of Jews.
Four 4000 years we have been blamed for every wrong in the world. We will not tolerate this additional insult.
I urge you to read the article and also forward this message to all people who you feel should know about this. I, for one will no longer pay my money to see Gibson's films, which support his continued racism
Email text contributed by N. Meyers, March 15, 2003:
Just this Sunday, there was an article in The New York Times Magazine section about Mel Gibson. He is making a movie about the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus. He is going to show that the Jews killed him. He is filming this in Latin and Aramaic with no subtitles.
He belongs to a group that believes this Roman Catholic Church is too liberal and that things should go back to the way they used to be before 1965 when the church apologized to the Jews for their behavior towards them.He father says that the "Second Vatican Council was a plot put out by the Jews."
Hutton Gibson, his father also believes that 911 happened not by terrorists on planes but by "remote control". He also believes that the Holocaust never happened. He says that you cannot dispose of so many bodies and his new wife says "There weren't even that many Jews in all of Europe." and then Hutton adds"Anyway, there were more after the war than before."
When asked if Jews might be offended by his movie, Mel Gibson says: "It's not meant to. I think it's meant to just tell the truth. I want to be as truthful as possible. But when you look at the reasons Christ came, he was crucified- he died for all mankind and he suffered for all mankind. So that, really, anyone who transgresses has to look at their own part or look at their own culpability."
FRIENDS PLEASE PASS THIS ON! PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ANY MEL GIBSON MOVIES BECAUSE HE HIS TOTALLY BIASED AGAINST THE JEWS! HIS FATHER SAID THAT ALL OF HIS TEN CHILDREN ARE WITH HIM SO THEY ALL BELIEVE THESE LIES.THE 'PASSION PLAYS' IN GERMANY WERE THE MOST ANTI-SEMITIC PLAYS GIVEN ANNUALLY WITH THE JEWS PORTRAYED AS UGLY AND MISERABLE.BOYCOTT MEL GIBSON AND SPREAD THIS E-MAIL.
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