Mel Gibson’s Icon Productions is offering advance purchase tickets for screenings of “The Passion of the Christ” – a movie that has stirred passions and controversy long before its release Feb. 25.

A toll-free number – 1-800-353-6102 – has been set up for the purchases.

While the movie has been criticized by some for concerns over anti-Semitism, it has also generated great interest in the Christian community. Several Christian groups are promoting the advance tickets because they believe demand will result in an increase in the number of theaters carrying the movie.

Read WorldNetDaily’s coverage of Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ.”

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