Goshen News, Goshen, IN

State News

March 26, 2014

Indiana student hits big screen as son in 'Noah'


The world is debating "Noah" with a polarizing pre-release buzz reminiscent of that for "Passion of the Christ."

Early screenings reportedly left some religious-minded viewers disappointed, including conservative radio host Glenn Beck, who called the film the "Babylonian Chainsaw Massacre." This week, Indonesia banned any showing of the film in the predominantly Muslim nation, citing "Noah" as a "violation of Islamic law."

But according to Time magazine, prominent Christian leaders say the retelling stays true to the Bible, with Focus on the Family President Jim Daly saying the film "gives Christians a great opportunity to engage our culture with the biblical Noah."

And last week, during a private meeting in Rome, Crowe and "Noah" reportedly received Pope Francis' personal blessing.

Around the McHugh Carroll home in Grand Beach, there is no controversy.

"For them," Vicki McHugh says of her boys, "when they go and do something like this, they're aware of how incredibly special this is."


Information from: South Bend Tribune, http://www.southbendtribune.com

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Text Only
State News

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
AP Video
Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage

With military action and tensions escalating between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Israel and Palestine, are you worried that the U.S. and other nations may get drawn into these conflicts?

Yes, it is a great concern of mine
I’m a little worried, but not too much
No, I’m not worried at all
     View Results