Religious Overreaction of the Week
A movie about a Christian football coach's faith in god received a PG rating from the Motion Picture Association allegedly based on it's religious content.
"This incident raises the disquieting possibility that the MPAA considers exposure to Christian themes more dangerous for children than exposure to gratuitous sex and violence," Blunt said in a letter to MPAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Glickman.
First off, this is an outright lie. Gratuitous sex and violence usually draw an R rating. Second of all, PG stands for "parental guidance suggested" not "worse than G movies." Aren't these the same freaks that talk about not having sex ed in school and stuff like that because it's the parents' job? Religion IS a matter that parents should provide some guidance in. And this movie seems to take some rather extreme positions. The movie poster's taglines are "Never give up. Never back down. Never lose faith." and "With God, all things are possible." So right there, it is advancing the position that faith is good and God is real and that all things are possible. All of these are dangerous ideas, not to mention demonstrably, or at lease arguably, false.
I would much rather have my kids see some tits or hear the F-bomb a few times than watch some pro-Christianity movie without me there to explain why some people believe that weird stuff. What if the movie was advancing the idea that, "With Thor, all things are possible"? Or more realistically, I think most Christians would be against having their kids watch this awesome movie without a little "parental guidance." And I'm pretty sure it contains no profanity, sex or violence.