Conservative Christian Center Backs God Bless the Broken Road


First Movie Weekend by Director of mega-hit God’s Not Dead, join CCC at the Hanover Theater along with stops at nearby Hobby Lobby and Chik-Fil-A

Conservative Christian Center and York County Action recommend to you the new movie God Bless the Broken Road, with this being its first weekend.  The movie (see trailer HERE or click on image above) tells the story of a young mother who loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence. The film combines elements of faith, country music, and stock car racing while paying tribute to those who serve in the United States Military.

The latest in the “Night at the Movies” movie series will be led by CCC Movie Project Coordinator Monica Seitz who will be at the R/C Hanover Movies 16, 380 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover, PA at 7:05 with fellow CCC/York Board member Emy Delgaudio and their (respective) husbands along with other CCC members and friends.

Earlier afternoon visits to Hobby Lobby (4 :30 to 5:30 PM) and Chik-Fil-A for dinner (5:30 to 6:45 PM), both within a few minutes ride of the movie theater for those who can come earlier are also part of the afternoon.  Both establishments have been well known to most active conservative-Christians as having owners who have spoken out for religious freedom and values, with Hobby Lobby emerging victorious in a U.S. Supreme Court case to secure religious liberty.

Saturday, Sept. 8, Movie Night

(arrive anytime you want or skip, the first two, but don’t be late for the movie; sit with us by waiting at the front at 6:55 PM).

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM – Hobby Lobby
111 Wilson Ave Suite 3, Hanover, PA 17331

5:30 to 6:45 PM – Chik Fil A
340 Eisenhower Dr , Hanover , PA 17331

7:05 AM – R/C Hanover Movies 16
380 Eisenhower Dr., Hanover, PA 17331

CCC Movie Coordinator Monica Seitz, who has been a longstanding advocate for conservative-Christian movies, said “we are so delighted that another terrific movie that reinforces and supports our core beliefs has been released and we hope you can join us in watching it with us.”

God Bless the Broken Road movie: “No matter where life takes you… Faith takes you further.”

About God Bless the Broken Road

Summary:  GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD tells a profound, poignant story of a war widow named Amanda who gets angry at God, loses her faith, and is brought to her knees to restore her life. The movie is very clean and evangelical, with brief war violence and deep, insightful discussions about why bad things happen to good people.

More Detail: Amanda is a picture-perfect wife and mother. She has a beautiful voice and sings in the church choir.

When her husband is killed in Afghanistan, Amanda doesn’t want to do anything, not even go to church.

All Amanda has left is the house and her ring, and she pawns the ring and loses the house. How can Amanda see God’s love in the midst of all these trials and tribulations? How can she be reconciled with her daughter and mother-in-law?

GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD is very well crafted, with good direction and fine acting. The story is heartrending and poignant, with great orchestration of some lighter moments that keep from being maudlin. It’s a testimony to the price everyone needs to pay to defend our freedoms, not just the soldiers but also the families. It’s also a great refutation of bad theology that helps viewers realize the depth of God’s love in the midst of trials and tribulations.

Where did the name of the movie come from?

Cronk and the cast want this movie to be reflective of the lyrics of the Rascal Flatt’s song God Bless the Broken Road,” for which the movie gets its title. “There’s just so much pain out there right now, and I wanted to create a film that didn’t shy away from some of the hard, ugly truths about life, and we wanted to show a Christian character in a crisis of faith. But also, show that no matter where you find yourself, no matter how far off the path you get, there’s hope, and that’s the essence of the film.”

Perhaps the most heartbreaking moment in the movie: getting the bad news about her husband while practicing in the church choir.

5% of movie net to go to wounded vets

While exploring the themes of heartache, adventure and faith, military families play the major role in the movie. Because of this, Cronk wanted GOD BLESS THE BROKEN ROAD to be a means to monetarily support the troops. Five percent of the net proceeds from the movie will go to the organization Disabled American Veterans, the oldest veteran organization in the country that helps get veterans to and from their appointments and walk along them in the years after service. Cronk referred to it as the movie’s “tithe.”

(source: Movieguide – thanks Monica!)

We regret that once again, we have to travel to watch such a terrific movie (although Hanover isn’t THAT bad of a ride).  We can always hope that the very minimum outcome is we’ll get to preview what we expect will be a terrific movie, and it will do so well the first weekend that it will then start showing in York County.  And ultimately, we hope that someone in our group will buy the movie and host a “home movie night” later, to make it more convenient for people in York who might want to watch.

Write to us if this might be of interest to you – to be a movie night host for this or another movie.  We can bring the movie.  We would “advertise” your movie night here plus you would tell your own friends; we would not give out your home address, phone or even name, if you don’t’ want us to.  We would ask people to email to us their interest and we would advise of the limit of how many people we can fit, if it is ok to bring a snack to share and then we would tell those who write in, where your home is located, up until we reach your seating limit, ie. 6 guests, 8, 12, etc.).

We hope you can join us for a “Night at the Movies” this weekend, or if you cannot, then watch at another time during the critically important first weekend which decides how many more theaters will show this movie.

And as always we remind you of our need for your participation in our other activities.

Sept. 26 to DC for Kavanaugh-Jordan

Rally for the Republic, Wed. 9/26/18, buses leaving from Cumberland and York (free, includes lunch) to attend 2 hour rally 11 AM to 1 PM, and then to meet our Senators to urge them to confirm Brett Kavanaugh for Judge, and then meet GOP House members from PA to urge them to choose Congressman Jim Jordan as House Speaker.  Flyer & website HERE.  Register for your free bus ride (first come first serve) HERE.  Sign the petition that we will bring with us to give to Senators & Congressmen, HERE.

The 9/26 rally is being organized in Washington by FreedomWorks, which is providing us with the bus.  A coalition of conservative groups in south central PA is urgings its supporters to join us on this bus ride including Cumberland County 912 Project, Cumberland County Action, Cumberland County Conservative Christian Center, York County Action, York County Conservative Christian Center, Lancaster County Action and Lebanon County Action.  An advance registration and confirmation by phone is an absolute requirement to secure your free bus ride and lunch.

Ross Cleveland, the CCC South Central PA Coordinator, said “we urge you to consider taking the day to join us to meet your Senators and Congressmen to tell them what is important to us on Sept. 26, and we are grateful to FreedomWorks for providing us this bus.”

October 13 Breakfast with Lt. Gov. Candidate Jeff Bartos

Lancaster County Action invites you to Breakfast with the GOP nominee for PA Lt. Gov., Jeff Bartos.  The cost is only $15, more info HERE.  The breakfast is 8 to 10 Am at Ericks Catering Facility, 1461 Lancaster Rd. (Rt. 72), Manheim, PA 17545.

October Candidate Forum in Cumberland

Conservative Christian Center, Cumberland County 912 Project, and Cumberland County Action, will co-sponsor a Candidate Forum in October.  They worked together for a very successful primary election candidate forum this past May 1 with well over 100 in attendance and all of the candidates interested in appealing to conservatives.  And they worked together, led by Bret Crans of Cumberland 912 and Ross Cleveland, the CCC South Central PA Coordinator, to book the largest number of advance registered attendees for the 9/26 “rally for the Republic” in Washington DC (which makes their location the starting point of the bus to DC).  Stay tuned for the date of their free event.  Cumberland County 912 Project HERE.  Cumberland County Action HERE.  Conservative Christian Center HERE (website) or HERE (Facebook).

Lebanon 912: 3rd Tuesday every month

Another of the participants helping to promote the 9/26 bus ride to Washington for the “Rally for the Republic” is The Lebanon 9-12 Project, which holds its monthly meetings the third Tuesday of every month at “All About You Catering” at 302 East Lehman St., Lebanon, PA, 6:30 to 9 PM.  Their website includes video of some of their past speakers, HERE.

Saturday Oct. 6 Breakfast “Statesman of the Year & Candidate Forum

Conservative Christian Center and York County Action are having their annual “Statesman of the Year & Candidate Forum on Saturday morning, 8:30 AM at the Country Club of York.  The award nominee this year is State Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill, who scored a perfect 100% rating in the Value Voters Guide during the recent primary which she won to become the GOP nominee for State Senate.  Last year’s Statesman of the Year, Congressman Scott Perry, will also deliver remarks and present her with the award.  Register for discounted “early bird” breakfast tickets, to take out an ad in the Program Journal or to be a Sponsor of this year’s breakfast HERE.

Senator Corey Booker thinks he is Spartacus

Senator Corey Booker (NJ socialist) wants to be President so badly.  During the confirmation hearing this week, in his “questioning” of Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he claimed that he was going to release to the media a secret email he had, which supposedly would reveal that the nominee is actually a racist.  He said he was going to do this, even though it could get him removed from the Senate, since the email was marked secret by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and he was violating the Senate rules.  He said that this was the closest he would come to having “I am Spartacus moment.”

First, if the information is classified, he should be removed.  Second, as it turns out, the information wasn’t classified, nor does it prove what he claims.  He was told the night before his “big speech” pretending to be questioning of Brett Kavanaugh, that he could have the information he wanted declassified.  But the most telling thing about this incident is this:

The actual “Spartacus moment” in the famous movie, is when the Roman soldiers demanded to know, which person in the crowd, was Spartacus, so they could execute him?  Ben Shapiro points out, that the point of the movie, is that each person stood up saying “I am Spartacus” in order to save the life of the hero, who had already stood up saying, “I am Spartacus.”  So, says columnist and commentator Shapiro, Senator Booker shows he is an idiot – that moment in the movie where everyone said that, was to STOP the hero from being executed.  He is acting so heroic claiming HE is Spartacus, for nothing.  Not to mention he was told the day before, that he could have the emails in question, and they were declassified.

Please help

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