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Atheists Attack Christian-Themed Columbine Movie

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"I'm Not Ashamed," a Christian-based movie about the 1999 Columbine school shooting opens Friday. (IMDb)

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016 09:18 AM

Atheists are criticizing Christian-themed Columbine movie “I’m Not Ashamed,” which re-creates the massacre, focusing on the first student killed in the tragedy, Rachel Joy Scott.

In the film, killers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold can be seen approaching Scott while she’s at lunch with a friend, Richard Costaldo, The Hollywood Reporter noted. The two killers taunt Scott about her Christianity after shooting her and Costaldo multiple times.

“They were yelling at her about God and do you believe in God. That was literally the last minute of her life,” Costaldo’s mother told Scott’s brother, Craig, in a conversation they had during a “Dateline” special on NBC.

Craig was a sophomore at Columbine High School, at the time.

“I heard the shot that took my sister’s life. I thought it was a prank – that some seniors brought fireworks to school,” Craig told The Hollywood Reporter. “When I escaped the library, I actually ran right past her body and didn’t realize it.”

In the movie, Harris asks: “Well, Rachel, where’s your god now? Do you still believe in God?”

Rachel answers him, saying “You know I do.”

“Then go be with him,” Harris says before killing her.

“It is shameful that they are framing the entire premise of this movie around allegations that do not have any evidence to support them,” ThatAtheistShow.com said in reference to the filmmakers. “The accounts of that day, actually, directly contradict them.”

While there was no information in the police reports on that fatal day that gave way to any remarks made by the killers pertaining to Scott’s Christianity, it was Costaldo who told his mother about the comments after he woke up from a coma, The Reporter noted.

The director of the film, Brian Baugh, said he was about to pass on the project when first called upon to direct it, but changed his mind after reading the script, which he assumed would be about some “boring, sheltered, high school church girl who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time,” according to The Wrap.

Instead, he was intrigued by Scott’s story as a teenager whose faith caused her to want to make a difference at her school and in the world.

YouTube removed a trailer for the movie from its site for almost a year before reversing its decision and admitting that it sometimes makes the wrong call on content flagged by users. It was unclear whether the video was removed because of a Change.org petition claiming the trailer "evokes a sense of glorification and entertainment" or complaints from atheists that Scott is portrayed as a "Christian martyr," according to reports.

That day at Columbine High School took place on April 20, 1999, and is still considered one of America’s greatest tragedies to date.

The movie opens Friday.

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Atheists are criticizing Christian-themed Columbine movie "I'm Not Ashamed," which re-creates the massacre, focusing on the first student killed in the tragedy, Rachel Joy Scott.
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