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February 23, 2004

Albany- Mel Gibson's rendition of the last hours before the crucifixion, "The Passion of the Christ" opens Wednesday, but members of one church are set to see it as early as Tuesday morning.

Sherwood Baptist church bought out three advance screenings of the film at a price tag of $20,000. The first one is Tuesday at 9:30.

Pastor Mike Catt has seen the movie and wanted to give his staff and congregation a chance have the same experience.

"We have a lot of people commenting on the movie that have never seen it, and saying that it's anti-Semitic or it's this or it's that. That's like commenting on a book you've never read."

Posted at 8:20 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com