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August 7, 1988
The Edwards Cinemas, which operates dozens of theaters in Southern California, will not show "The Last Temptation of Christ" because of its "denigrating" portrayal of Jesus, according to chain officials. "We don't want to show a film that is in any way denigrating to the image of Christ," said Jim Edwards III, president of the Newport Beach-based theater chain, the first to announce a boycott of the film. Meanwhile, fundamentalist minister Rev. R. L. Hymers Jr.
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September 20, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
As the threat of a major war in the Persian Gulf has heated up in recent weeks, so have religious predictions of a fiery Armageddon and the end of the world. The doomsayers--whose prophecy books are selling well in Christian bookstores--see the Middle East crisis as the trigger for a bloody series of events that will lead to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
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September 20, 1990 | RUSSELL CHANDLER, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
As the threat of a major war in the Persian Gulf has heated up in recent weeks, so have religious predictions of a fiery Armageddon and the end of the world. The doomsayers--whose prophecy books are selling well in Christian bookstores--see the Middle East crisis as the trigger for a bloody series of events that will lead to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1988
The Edwards Cinemas, which operates dozens of theaters in Southern California, will not show "The Last Temptation of Christ" because of its "denigrating" portrayal of Jesus, according to chain officials. "We don't want to show a film that is in any way denigrating to the image of Christ," said Jim Edwards III, president of the Newport Beach-based theater chain, the first to announce a boycott of the film. Meanwhile, fundamentalist minister Rev. R. L. Hymers Jr.
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