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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Hard to Argue with Taraji P. Henson

The "Empire" star calls on Christians to demonstrate the love of Christ.

Taraji P. Henson in a scene from her latest film, "The Best of Enemies."

An Oscar-nominated actress, Taraji P. Henson stars in a new movie called The Best of Enemies. In the film, which is a secular endeavor, Henson plays the role of Ann Atwater, who was a devout Christian and civil rights activist.

The picture focuses on actual events related to her struggle to break racial segregation of schools in Durham, NC in the early 1970s. In the process, she actually became friends with a local leader of the Ku Klux Klan, as he put his hatred behind him in what was no doubt an instance of divine intervention.

Christian Film Blog will say directly that we are not 100% certain where Henson stands in terms of her own faith. In an interview with The Christian Post, however, she certainly sounds like a believer, sharing a very Godly perspective about loving even those who hate you, just as the real Ann Atwater did.

"If you're a person of Christ, and if you are a Christian, then that's what you do. That's what Jesus did. Jesus was nailed to a cross by people who hated Him - resurrected and still loved those same people."

That is rock-solid Biblical advice that all believers ought to live out daily. As we said, The Best of Enemies is not a faith-based film per se, but it seems likely to feature a heavy dose of Christian themes. The movie is set to debut on April 5th.


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