May 30, 2016

Pope Francis awards medals to cast of 1996 film 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

StaffRebel Columnist

Pope Francis awarded George Clooney and Salma Hayek – stars of the 1996 film From Dusk Till Dawn with medals.

According to Breitbart, it wasn't clear what the celebrities had done to deserve the medals, but noted that Clooney is a liberal activist and successful fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.

It is unclear whether or not Pope Francis really enjoys the film directed by Robert Rodriguez. But it should be noted that Quentin Tarantino, who has a larger role than Hayek, was not invited to receive an award.

The Vatican event was organized to promote the work of a foundation called Scholas Occurrente.

According to Clooney, the foundation is a “wonderful program” that enables “many different religions to speak of inclusion, because we know that hatred and fundamentalist attitudes are learned and inculcated.”

Founded in 2013, Scholas is an International Organization designed to connect “technology with arts and sports in order to promote social integration and the culture of encounter for peace.”

Again, why Hayek and Clooney deserve the medals remains up in the air.

In addition, Richard Gere was also given a medal despite not appearing in what could be The Pope's favourite film.

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commented 2016-05-31 15:24:08 -0400
LLOYD NOLAN commented 20 hours ago
“Babylonian mystery religion , the religion of Simon magus whom the apostle Peter rebuked,
With in a few short decades it started to hijack the church JESUS started
Past 170 ad it was un recognizable as the the original church.”

Jesus Christ and the Apostles celebrated the Sabbath on the Last Day – as I do now – most other Christians have celebrated the Sabbath for nearly two millennia on the First Day…I still don’t get any of the explanations from the apologists of why…
commented 2016-05-31 12:13:43 -0400
The award given by the Pope had nothing to do with the film; the headline is misleading.

The two actors were among a larger group of public figures who have worked hard toward tolerance and against fundamentalist hatred.
commented 2016-05-31 08:07:01 -0400
Has the Pope actually seen this film? Nudity, lust, vampires, sex, swearing, fallen, hints at incest, Hayek barely in anything playing a vampire, debauchery, drinking to excess, killing, perversion of religion, Clooney playing a bad, bad man. Did I mention nudity?

Actually, has he seen their films in general? She doesn’t always play the sweet young thing and he doesn’t always play someone who keeps it in his pants.

Great role models?
commented 2016-05-30 23:00:27 -0400
And George Clooney is one of them too.
commented 2016-05-30 22:43:01 -0400
As for Hollywood folk….Tom Hanks converted to Greek Orthodox as has been his wife’s (Rita) practice.

There really are people who live in Hollywood and have substance.
commented 2016-05-30 22:35:15 -0400
Deborah and others:
The general public do not get the inside story or exposure to the Vatican or Pope Francis on a general basis.
There are sources available to the general public, but most people do not realize this is actually available to them. For example, EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) is a Catholic television channel that was once free on cable television but is now part of the Heart and Soul cable package.
In order to understand what the Pope, the Vatican, the Church is saying, we need to watch and listen from the most genuine source available.
Television stations such as CBC, CTV, CNN do not give the proper or complete story of what the Catholic Church is saying, discussing or the wisdoms imparting.
Listen to the source. Go to these specific sources such as EWTN to REALLY hear what the Pope is saying.
Don’t get the distorted, 30 second version of what Pope Francis is all about or the Catholic Church is all about from CBC.
I left the Catholic Church for 40 years because I listened to those who didn’t know what they were talking about. I listened to the media, the general discussion, instead of going to the source.
Go to the source.
commented 2016-05-30 21:09:31 -0400

The Rebel desperately needs all the clicks they can get, since the site is starting to tank with people that have left and those that have said that they are no longer willing to fund The Rebel.

Macleans is kicking The Rebel’s ass per Alexa.

I remember when The Rebel were bragging that they were kicking Macleans ass.

I guess the shine of something new with the launch of The Rebel has worn off.
commented 2016-05-30 20:29:14 -0400
What a stupid headline.

The pope did not award “medals to cast of 1996 film ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’”, he awarded medals to several people, two of whom happened to be in that particular film. The awards were for work to overcome hatred and fundamentalism, and had nothing to do with the film.
commented 2016-05-30 19:22:46 -0400
Babylonian mystery religion , the religion of Simon magus whom the apostle Peter rebuked,
With in a few short decades it started to hijack the church JESUS started
Past 170 ad it was un recognizable as the the original church
commented 2016-05-30 18:25:48 -0400
Bravo Zulu – the pope thinks that he’s Jesus!
commented 2016-05-30 18:13:11 -0400
I wish the Pope would get down to business and stop washing Islamic feet
commented 2016-05-30 17:13:29 -0400
Yes George Clooney, hatred is not natural to man. Man must be trained to hate. Do we not see that in Palestine? They are so well trained from an early age that they carry thier hatred for the Jews and Christians to their graves when they die of old age.
How can we break this cycle of hatred? Simple enough, kill off all the teachers of the hatred so that they cannot influence the children. This would mean a termination of all Muslims over the age of four since by age five, it seems the children have already been well schooled in the many ways of hating anything that is not Muslim or shariah.

So continue preaching, your words and words of people of your ilk fall upon deaf ears!

commented 2016-05-30 16:40:05 -0400
I forgot, I’m a Christian, raised in a protestant church!
commented 2016-05-30 16:39:05 -0400
D. Jerome Hauk – to me, he’s not a very Christian pope. He should be more biblical, than political, but instead he’s interfering. I’ve heard him knocking Christianity, and I saw a picture of him hiding his cross, in order not to offend some Muslim, and if that doesn’t start alarm bells ringing, I don’t know what will. I’ve heard rumors that he’s trying to establish a global religion. And I wonder what religion that he’s referring to. Could it be the “mystery religion” spoken about in The Bible? I think so. All of his actions are pointing towards this!
commented 2016-05-30 16:32:00 -0400
Deborah: my concern with Pope Francis peaked when he referred to CO2 as a “pollutant”. To whom is this man listening? Any basic science in his academic background? Good grief.
And ,BTW, I self-identify as a Catholic.
commented 2016-05-30 16:15:00 -0400
This unconventional pope is trying to influence the election. He’s a real busy body that needs to mind his own business.
commented 2016-05-30 16:07:13 -0400
Rebel Staff Retards,

It has nothing to do with From Dusk Til Dawn, so why bring up that film as if the Pope is a fan? Just because they happened to star in the same film together 20 years ago? The film isn’t even mentioned in the Breitbart article.

Can you be any more desperate with such click bait?
commented 2016-05-30 15:59:53 -0400
So much of what Francis declares remains “up in the air”.