Wednesday, December 07, 2005

FNS Press Release #220


As a denomination, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel actively seeks to honor the memory of its founder, Aimee Semple McPherson. The Foursquare Church strives to fulfill the mission of Sister McPherson by preaching the Gospel around the world. Further, the Foursquare Church promulgates openly the facts of Sister McPherson's extraordinary life and ministry. However, though open to factual biographical representations of its founder, the Foursquare Church does not support many of the productions that are billed as historical or biographical fiction and that seek to sensationalize various aspects of her life.

The new Richard Rossi release, Aimee Semple McPherson, seems to emphasize and focus on the more controversial areas of Sister McPherson's life, to the extent that the remarkable and miraculous are overshadowed. Additionally, the film includes many of the same inaccuracies and innuendoes that have predominated writings about Sister McPherson's life both preceding and following her death. Because of those things and because the title can lead people to think that the work is truly biographical, the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel is NOT endorsing the movie.

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If you would like to know more about the founder the Foursquare Gospel, please contact our church to order CD of a sermon I preached on this subject.

Thanks, also, to those who took the time to watch It's A New Day this week and for your feedback.


1 comment:

Richard Rossi said...

Thank you for sharing the gospel, and for letting others know about my film. God bless you and your ministry and family this Christmas.
Richard Rossi
Director, Aimee Semple McPherson