Would Jesus Christ support the death penalty? Would a modern-day jury sentence Jesus to death?
Those exact questions were the inspiration for Director Joshua Rofe’s documentary, “JESUS CHRIST: Capital Defendant.”
Through his interactions with Professor Mark Osler and Attorney Jeanne Bishop, Rofe was compelled to create the documentary. Both opponents of the death penalty, Osler and Bishop travel the country, holding trials in which Jesus Christ is the defendant in a death penalty case. One goal of these trials is to challenge audiences to use a faith-based lens to think critically about capital punishment.
In April 2012, Crossings Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma will hold a trial of Jesus Christ. The congregation will be the jury. Rofe will document the entire process and, from that, create his film. Check out Rofe’s video about the documentary here. MW