House Church Talk - urban legend?

terra king terra_king1 at
Sun Feb 29 18:01:31 EST 2004

hI list,

someone told at our get-together today about a Paul Harvey "rest of the story" in which Mel Gibson got beat up and robbed, having his face disfigured badly beyond recognition. so i went to the search engines and found:

Subject: Paul Harvey Comments on "The Passion" by Mel Gibson 

The majority of the media are complaining about this movie. Now Paul Harvey tells "The rest of the story" and David Limbaugh praises Gibson. Most people would wait and see a movie before giving the reviews that have been issued by the reporters trying to tell all of us what to believe. 

Paul Harvey's words: 

I really did not know what to expect. I was thrilled to have been invited to a private viewing of Mel Gibson's film "The Passion," but I had also read all the cautious articles and spin. I grew up in a Jewish town and owe much of my own faith journey to the influence. I have a life long, deeply held aversion to anything that might even indirectly encourage any form of anti-Semitic thought, language or actions. 

I arrived at the private viewing for "The Passion", held in Washington DC and greeted some familiar faces. The environment was typically Washingtonian, with people greeting you with a smile but seeming to look beyond you, having an agenda beyond the words. The film was very briefly introduced, without fanfare, and then the room darkened. From the gripping opening scene in the Garden of Gethsemane, to the very human and tender portrayal of the earthly ministry of Jesus, through the betrayal, the arrest, the scourging, the way of the cross, the encounter with the thieves, the surrender on the Cross, until the final scene in the empty tomb, this was not simply a movie; it was an encounter, unlike anything I have ever experienced. 

[text continues] 

Comments:  This text is falsely attributed to radio commentator Paul Harvey. It was actually written by Keith A. Fournier, founder of the Catholic Way Website, where it was originally published. The full article can be found here. 

In most copies of the circulating email, an additional article correctly attributed to columnist David Limbaugh is appended to the above. 

anyone know about the Gibson robbery, disfiguration account?    terra

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