Mel Gibson awarded honorary Adventist membership for directing ‘Hacksaw Ridge’


Gibson in his element...
Gibson in his element…

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Famed actor and director, Mel Gibson is officially the first person to be awarded honorary membership by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Although church leaders warned that the honorary membership did not carry any eternal consequence, Gibson was recognized for honoring “one of our best and bravest,” said General Conference spokesperson Novanal Cine.

Gibson directed the criticaly accalimed biographical war film Hacksaw Ridge due to be released in November. The film tells the story of US Army medic and Seventh-day Adventist conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman for heroically saving 75 fellow soldiers’ lives during the World War II Battle of Okinawa.

When asked just how Adventist the honorary membership made Gibson, Cine read a prepared statement that claimed Gibson “can now be considered to be as real an Adventist as Taco Bell is Mexican.”

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  1. Theo Cruise

    The slideshow – Fundamental Irritations of Adventists was so very “Spot on” in the majority of the 28! We are still limited to 28 are we not?

    Kudos to the unknown humorists that compiled these… on point, but only mildly critical *(should be required reading for some church boards perhaps?!

  2. Richard mills

    Smart move by GC. Will Gibson be so honored at the 2020 GC? What are the benefits of Honorary SDA? Gibson should be allowed a lifetime supply of Little Debbie’s since Doss is buried in Tennessee. What you think? Woe iz me!!!

  3. Not You

    Is this the SDA attempt to be mainstream, be Hollywood? Out of all the persons they could have picked they picked this sorry sack of racist ignorance. I got kicked out of academy just because of who my friends were outside of school. Should SDA leaders be kicked out for this? I think so.

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