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June 8, 2006

by Brian Russell 

Albany --Sherwood Baptist Church's movie bound for big screens across the country has been rated PG for being too evangelical.

The Albany makers of "Facing the Giants" say they expected a PG rating, but they did not expect the reason stated by the Motion Picture Association of America, which assigns ratings to new releases.

The MPAA cited the film for its religously themed content.

"Facing the Giants" focuses on a Christian high school coach and his underdog football team whose lives turn around through prayer.

 The movie had a brief release here in Albany.

It's slated for nationwide release in September through Sony Pictures.

We'll have reaction from Sherwood leaders Friday.

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