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Mel Gibson

Why I Want to Make A

Jewish Hero Movie

9/10/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Mel Gibson has a passion for the story of Judah Maccabee, one of the greatest Jewish heroes of all time, but is not doing the movie as an act of contrition.

Sources very close to Mel tell TMZ ... Gibson does not feel the need to bridge a gap between himself and the Jewish community, because he doesn't believe a gap exists.  They say Mel is adamant -- he does not hate Jews, noting that his lawyers are Jewish, his publicist is Jewish, and he has many Jewish friends and employees.

As for Mel's anti-Semitic rant during his 2006 DUI arrest, Mel has written two public letters of apology and also met with numerous leaders in the Jewish community to discuss where he went wrong.

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As for the movie, Mel has wanted to produce it for a decade, telling our sources it's actually a statement against corruption in the church.  Mel believes Maccabee's story parallels the modern church, and he thinks the movie will help force change.

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91.

JUstin    

Reality is always different from the comments on Gossip blogs - Look everyone hates the Kardasians , but they made $68 million dollars last year , and kim .K has 9 million twitter followers and growing . Lots support Racist, alcoholic Mel , but his movies are flopping at the BOX Office..I like to keep things in perspective when dealing with Gossip websites

1138 days ago
92.

Sincerity    

Matthew 7:1-6 of The Bible clearly states:
PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION VERSE 5!!!


7:1 "Don't judge, so that you won't be judged.

7:2 For with whatever judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with whatever measure you measure, it will be measured to you.

7:3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but don't consider the beam that is in your own eye?

7:4 Or how will you tell your brother, 'Let me remove the speck from your eye;' and behold, the beam is in your own eye?

7:5 You hypocrite! First remove the beam out of your own eye, and then you can see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother's eye.

7:6 "Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.
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So "HOLIER THAN THOU" Mel Gibson has decided to throw the Roman Catholic Church "UNDER THE BUS" to win the favor of the Jewish Community he needs in order to MAKE MONEY!!! Keep in mind, that many within the Jewish Community consider him to be NO BETTER than the description in VERSE 6. As I recall, he had NO PROBLEM courting the favor of devout Christians when the "Passion of the Christ" debuted in 2004. Quite frankly, considering his rather "PUBLIC LAPSES" in moral character, he's certainly "NOT QUALIFIED" to render ANY COMMENTARIES pertaining to the MORALITY of ANY INSTITUTION OR PERSON (living or dead) on the FACE OF GOD'S GREEN EARTH!!! It appears that Mel Gibson has to "START FROM SCRATCH" kissing up to the same people he needed while moving up the food chain. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT!!!

1138 days ago
93.

en Todo Momento!!    

maybe he does, because 'the jews' have totally appropriated 'christianity' as tho it were simply an insignificant and poorly worded paragraph of the tora. and not it's own culture and it's own people. aszhoels

1138 days ago
94.

44 Magnum    

Let Mel make his film and STFU. People are such cry babies. So what if he hates Jews. I'm Jewish and I hate Jews too! Go Mel! You ROCK!

1138 days ago
95.

HRH Prince Michael    

First-off, I not a big fan of Mel Gibson, but, some
of his better work cannot be denied.

Secondly, how ANYONE can be against the making of a film based-upon one of the greatest stories in Mankind, is actually unto itself -ironically- Anti-semetic.

Thirdly, a film nor an individual, cannot disgrace ANY (Catholic-Protestant-Other)"Church" as effectively as
their own "leadership" has, for DECADES. Shamelessly, operating as de facto Agents of the State, to protect their
business/financial interests. Be sure: They shall have NO PART within The Kingdom of GOD.

Finally, many in the World have Spiritually transcended man-made doctrines and divisions (Jews/Christians/Others) as members of
The Kingdom of Yahweh.....ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living YAHWEH!

1138 days ago
96.

Bunny that earns scooby snacks!    

You haters REALLY need to find something productive to go do. Grow up!

1138 days ago
97.

IA    

MG IS NOT ANTI-SEMITIC!! This is pure spin from those who desired to bring him down.


First of all, people say all sorts of bs when drunk that don't represent their beliefs.


Second, the statement "the jews are responsible for all the wars", even if false, does not necessarily constitute any proof of anti-semitism. One can, for instance, say that they believe that the spaniards wiped out all the meso-american civilizations present when they arrived, that doesn't mean that one is anti-spanish for saying that, or they can say that the germans are responsible for the holocaust, and it doesn't mean they are anti-german.


For those who think Gibson is anti-semitic, I recommend they watch "A Man Without a Face" and the "Hath not a Jew eyes?" speech scene, very beautiful scene, mainly a Shakespearean critique against the prejudice against jews. This movie was done before the 2006 incident, MG's debut in directing, and that part is not in the book from where the movie was based. Obviously, if MG were anti-semitic, that wouldn't have been included in the movie.


What a bunch of ka-ka all thi*****red against MG is. But after what happened with The Passion, one would think the ADL would have learned the lesson and realize that with their boo-hoo-hoo outrage they are but giving Gibson's Maccabee movie free marketing! People are naturally curious and will go to see the movie if nothing else to see what the hullaballoo is all about!


HOLD STRONG MR. GIBSON!!

1138 days ago
98.

igotfleasfromtmz    

I will wait for that MORONIC RABBI to now apologize to Mr.Gibson. The letters are proof years before he starts this movie. APOLOGIZE RABBI you were out of line and leading your flock astray.

1138 days ago
99.

HH    

I will no*****ch his film. Neither the millions of Jews living in this country and abroad.

1138 days ago
100.

get a life ho    

This racist POS will NEVER make a come back , NEVER NEVER NEVER .,.,,,,.,

His last few films were so bad they went direct to AM radio ,.,,,,,,,lol

1138 days ago
101.

fran    

Rabbi Marvin Hier, you sir are a bully and a bigot and people like you are causing more backlash of dislike against the Jewish people..you sir need to let go of your hatred...Mel paid his dues so let it go..Mel should actually sue you for trying to stop him from supporting himself and his family by publicly speaking against him and his work, and asking people to boycott all Mel does to make said living...do Jews never forgive or forget.

1138 days ago
102.

Chris    

I don't understand how these Jewish organizations can condemn Mel for a drunken rant, which a result of his alcoholism, but yet they can defend a freaking child rapist/international fugitive like Roman Polanski.

1138 days ago
103.

en Todo Momento!!    

is it gonna be a porno? man, then i'd TOTALLY! watch that chit.

1138 days ago
104.

Voice of Truth    

Mel Baby. You womanising, cheating, wife beating, bigot, and DUI offender. Just love 'ya. You're a true example for the American public. A real hero.

1138 days ago
105.

Josh    

does anyone realize that he already has made a jewish hero movie? The passion. Jesus was jewish.

1138 days ago
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