Protecting children from religion
Protecting Children From Religion
?Parents strongly cautioned?this movie contains Christian themes.? That, said Anne Morse in Theweeklystandard.com, is the warning label the Motion Picture Association of America apparently wanted to slap on Facing the Giants, a church-made film about a Christian football coach. The MPAA gave the movie a PG rating, which usually goes to films with sexual or violent scenes that might upset children. When the filmmakers asked why, they claim, the MPAA told them that the film engaged in naked ?proselytizing? for one religion, and might offend people of other faiths. When Christian groups protested, MPAA officials denied that religion played any role in the PG rating?but their denial sounds unconvincing. Apparently, the elite now believes that children must be protected from ?offensive religious themes.? In that spirit, let?s slap a warning label on all films of this treacherous ilk. We must start, of course, with The Sound of Music, which, parents should be advised, contains ?explicit depictions of Roman Catholic singing nuns? and overt references to a ?Christian God.? It?s a Wonderful Life is another intolerant film in which the lead character is saved by an angel, and the local atheist is portrayed ?as the meanest man in town.? Finally, parents should be duly warned about My Fair Lady, which contains the song, ?Get Me to the Church on Time.? This could easily offend viewers who would ?prefer to see Alfie Doolittle arrive at other types of houses of worship in a punctual manner??preferably to marry someone of the same sex.
from The Week
It's funny that the author is so obviously incensed by this. I think that, considering the prevalance of new christian children's movies, a warning isn't a bad idea. With classic movies, we are already aware of the theme, so it won't come as a shock when you're sitting in the theater with your kids. Any thoughts?