For those who haven't seen the movie, it's the (mostly) true story of two British runners in the 1924 Olympics. One of these athletes - Eric Liddell - is faced with an agonizing dilemma when the heat for his 100-meter race is scheduled on a Sunday.
Christianity has a proud tradition of civil disobedience. From the three Hebrew boys who defiantly declared "If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.” through the Jews to Jesus, who taught his father's law despite the opposition of those in power. Even to the Christian martyrs through the centuries from Stephen to the Chinese Christians today, teaching Christianity in the face of death. Christianity has always asserted that, as every sane person knows, there are laws above those that the government makes and has always been about fighting to follow those laws.