James R. Wicker

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FIRST-PERSON: ‘The Passion’: Assessing its accuracy

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP)--We ought to give Mel Gibson some leeway for artistic license in “The Passion of The Christ.” The Gospels do not tell every second of what happened during these last hours leading up to Jesus’ death. Are there biblical and historical inaccuracies in this film? Yes, on both counts. To help viewers discern between fact and fiction in this film, here are lists of biblical accuracies and otherwise.