Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Morphsuits But Were Afraid to Ask

You’ve seen them at sports games, and in goofy YouTube videos. Maybe you know someone who wears one — and probably at every chance he or she gets. You may have chuckled at them, or shook your head in bewilderment.

I don’t know why exactly, but Morphsuits fascinate me. Maybe it’s morbid curiosity about what kind of person would wear such an outlandish thing in public. Maybe I secretly wish I was brave enough to be that silly in front of other people. More than anything, it’s probably because they look like superhero costumes — and anyone that knows anything about me knows how much I love superheroes.

Journalism is a highly competitive business, far more than it’s ever been before. News happens constantly, and you have to turn stories around insanely fast to keep up. At the same time, finding ways to stand apart from the crowd gets harder everyday, so we’re always encouraged to come up with new ideas or angles, think outside the box, and plan far ahead for content that’s timely.

With Halloween approaching, I thought it’d be the perfect time to finally get to the bottom of this zany spandex craze. I’d satisfy my own curiosity, and create a guilty pleasure piece that people couldn’t not read.

After receiving some press releases and other offers from Morphsuits, I reached out to them with a proposal of my own: a nothing-is-off-the-table interview that would ask the questions people wonder about, but no one ever asks.

I just couldn’t help wondering. And be honest. Some part of you, deep down inside, is wondering too.


What’s it like to wear a Morphsuit? What’s the appeal? What if you don’t have a body-by-God? And why do people who wear them love them so much? (more…)


Today’s the Day

Starting now, the movie Persecuted is in theaters. What happens when a prominent evangelist is framed for murder? Is his plight just one small part of a much larger agenda? A conspiracy is afoot, one that hopes to undermine the most important freedoms the United States was built upon.

Buy your tickets here, and find out more about the movie here.

And don’t forget to get your copy of the novelization, written by yours truly.



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Published: 7.18.14

I will not be silent.

A storm is coming.

The most popular evangelist of his day, John Luther, simply wants to share the Gospel and enjoy a quiet life with his family. He never asked to be at the center of a political controversy, but an ill wind has been blowing through the halls of Congress, and supporters of a new religious-equality bill see Luther’s endorsement as critical.

But when Luther refuses to lend his support, he unknowingly sets in motion an explosive plan bent on destroying his reputation and undermining everything for which he stands. His once-normal life is turned upside down as he becomes a fugitive left with only one dangerous option–putting everything he holds most dear at risk while he fights to expose the truth. It is a mission that brings him face-to-face with the coming storm of persecution that could threaten the very fabric of our nation’s freedoms.

Bethany House Publisheres presents Robin Parrish’s official novelization of the Daniel Lusko film, Persecuted. Available in cloth hardback, trade paperback, and ebook formats.

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Persecuted is heating up

2014 has already been a big year for faith-based movies. Persecuted — of which I had the honor of writing the novelization — is a different kind of movie. I’d call it a faith-based movie for people who don’t like faith-based movies.

persecuted-iwillnotbesilentPersecuted is a political thriller, a deep-probing drama, and a scathing commentary on public sentiments toward religion and religious freedom — all rolled into one. Where films like God’s Not Dead and Son of God encourage you to think about your beliefs on a personal level, Persecuted is more interested in the state of our nation. It also asks, as the title suggests, how far you’d be willing to go to hold to your convictions.

One thing’s for sure: it’s going to have people talking. In fact, it already does:

“The Movie the Faithful Want You to See”Politico Magazine
Persecuted: The Next Christian Film to Hit Theaters” – Newsmax
Persecuted Not Just a Movie But a Movement”
– CBN News
“New Film Persecuted Warns Against Abuse of Gov’t Power, Religious Persecution”The Christian Post
Persecuted film examines freedom of conscience versus the state”Deseret News
Fred Thompson: “Is the premise of my next movie, Persecuted, really so far-fetched?” – FoxNews

As you can see from what’s been published so far, the media response is largely focusing on the movie’s political commentary. Sure, there’s political stuff in there. It wouldn’t be a “political thriller” if there wasn’t.

But to me, Persecuted is more about the plight of believers being persecuted around the world in nations hostile to their beliefs. What writer/director Daniel Lusko has so cleverly done is find a way to depict that kind of suffering in a setting that’s familiar to us: modern America. Which is pretty much the last place on earth you’d expect to see religious persecution. It’s an allegory. And a cautionary tale. Because what attracted me to the story to begin with is that it presents a scenario that’s all too believable.

Rather than hearing the opinions of people who had nothing to do with making the movie (except for Mr. Thompson, obviously), why not see what the man who made the movie has to say about it.

Persecuted opens nationwide on July 18th — and my novel hits stores on the same day. A great new trailer for the film is embedded above.