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Published: Thursday, Aug. 14 2014 7:05 p.m. MDT

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John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

The courageous makers of this film must be praised for standing up to the modern Hollywood, which has an agenda of promoting substance abuse and wanton sexuality. Part of this agenda includes an attempt to destroy traditional marriage and family. 

Unfortunately, an impressionable public has begun to imitate what is shown on television and movies. As a result, the rates of illegitimacy and disease are skyrocketing.

The irrefutable fact is that wanton, uncontrolled sexuality does have harmful effects for both the individual and society. Shame on those who seek to impose this harm.

That is why good wholesome movies such as this are so important.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@John Charity Spring

How, exactly, does war - the most violent of all human interactions meet with your lofty standards? Regardless of how it is presented war is about killing and destruction.

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT


 Abraham Lincoln famously stated "Whenever the vicious portion of the population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and thousands, and burn churches, ravage and rob provision stores, throw printing presses into rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn obnoxious persons at pleasure, and with impunity; depend on it, this government cannot last."

That is your directly applicable analogy for why brave soldiers must defend this Country at all costs.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT


I never said that soldiers should not defend this Country at all costs. I, in fact, spent twenty years doing just that. I have seen more human suffering at the hands of other humans that I care to remember. I have armed airplanes to the teeth to destroy property and kill people, and have driven down the streets of Baghdad in an armed HMMWV shooting at enemy combatants while trying to avoid IEDs. I have seen many "traditional marriages and families" destroyed by driving over a Pepsi can. The destruction of that family is just as real as the destruction by infidelity and "uncontrolled sexuality."

That being said, it is hard for me to understand the endorsement of movies that depict war and violence while condemning movies that depict sexuality. Trust me, if you had ever been in an actual war, you would not endorse the "Saints and Soldiers" glossing over of war. It is not wholesome in any sense.


This is a great movie and anyone who is interested in history, sacrifice and doing what is right will want to see it. Besides the tanks were just cool.

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