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In the motion picture, The Patriot, Gabriel Martin, (played by Heath Ledger) interrupts a worship service already in progress to enlist soldiers for the militia. As Rev. Oliver, (played by Rene Auberjonois) resisted, Anne Howard, played by Lisa Brenner took the floor to support Gabriel’s request.

Option 1: play 57:58-60:55.

Option 2: read the quote from the movie:

She says, “Dan Scott, barely a week ago I heard you railed for two hours about independence. Mr. Hardwick, how many times have I heard you speak of freedom at my father's table? Half the men in this church, including you, Father, and you, Reverend, are as ardent patriots as I. Will you know, when you are needed most, stop at only words? Is that the sort of men you are? I ask only that you act upon the beliefs of which you have so strongly spoken and in which you so strongly believe.”

After her stirring speech, Gabriel asks, “Who's with us?” and one by one, the men stand. The key to her speech was her asking the important question,“Will you know, when you are needed most, stop at only words? Is that the sort of men you are? I ask only that you act upon the beliefs of which you have so strongly spoken and in which you so strongly believe.”—Jim L. Wilson

--Roland Emmerich, The Patriot (Culver City, CA: Columbia Pictures, 2000) DVD, 57:58-60:55.

In short, she said, live what you say you believe.

1 Peter 3:16 (NKJV) “having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.”

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