The Confirmation Class invites the whole church to watch the 2004 film Saved! This film, rated PG-13, touches on issues of religion, ostracism, homophobia, teen pregnancy, divorce, and disabilities. In the context to teenager’s lives (and a heavy dose of satire), Saved! asks the primary question the Confirmation Class will be wrestling with all semester: What does it mean to call yourself a Christian?
The film will be screened on Saturday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m., in the Sanctuary.
Here’s a little background on the storyline: Mary is a good Christian girl who goes to a good Christian high school where she has good Christian friends, mainly Hilary Faye, and a perfect Christian boyfriend, Dean. Her life seems perfect, until the day that she finds out that Dean may be gay. After “seeing” a vision of Jesus in a pool, she does everything in her power to help him turn straight, including offering up her virginity. But none of it helps because Dean’s caught and sent to a “degayification” center and Mary ends up pregnant. It’s during her time of need that she becomes real friends with the school’s set of misfits – including Cassandra (the school’s only Jewish girl), Roland (Hilary Faye’s wheelchair-bound brother), and Patrick (the skateboarder son of the school’s principal, Pastor Skip) – and Hilary Faye turns her into a social outcast.