MPAA places Christianity in same category as sex, violence, profanity

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    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is now warning parents of movies which contain a reference to the Christian faith, equating Christianity as being on the same level of sex, violence and profanity when it comes to objectionable material.

    The MPAA is controlled by Hollywood moguls known for their bitter opposition to Christianity.

    A new family film featuring miracles and a pro-God theme has earned the PG rating because it would offend non-believers. The MPAA refuses to give movies which promote the homosexual lifestyle a similar warning. In other words, MPAA warns parents if a movie has Christianity presented in a positive manner but refuses to warn them if homosexuality is presented in a positive manner.

    Facing the Giants is the story of a Christian high school football coach who uses his undying faith to battle the giants of fear and failure. Due to the Christian content, the MPAA rated it PG, placing it in the same offensive category as sex, violence and profanity.

    Click Here to read a good Scripps Howard News Service article about this issue.
    http://www.shns.com/shns/g_index2.cfm?action=detail&pk=RELIGION-FAITH-06-07-06

    The plot includes several prayers being answered, a medical miracle, and a mystic who delivers a message from God. The scene which MPAA found most offensive was a discussion between the football coach and a boy named Matt. The coach says the boy needs to stop bad-mouthing his father and get right with God.

    The boy replies: "You really believe in all that honoring God and following Jesus stuff? Well, I ain't trying to be disrespectful, but not everybody believes in that."

    The coach responds: "Matt, nobody's forcing anything on you. Following Jesus Christ is the decision that you're going to have to make for yourself. You may not want to accept it, because it will change your life. You will never be the same."

    That, says the MPAA, is very objectionable and parents need to be warned.

    Go here to tell them this is a BUNCH OF BULL!
    https://secure.afa.net/afa/afapetition/takeaction.asp?id=201
     
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    Obviously this is the next step of the radical Left in their overall plan to stomp out Christianity and religion from our society in order to make it ready for the STATE to replace God and family. The Secularist forces will not stop with just "separation of church and state". They will attack Christianity and moral forces in any way they possibly can.

    What's next? Banning Christian rock groups while simultaneouly promoting filthy gangsta rap groups?
     
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    I tend not to be shocked anymore by Hollywood/the left's constant attmepts to marginalize Chritianity, but this one did it to me. This may be the boldest and sickest anti-Christian move yet. When is overwhlemingly Christian America going to say we have had enough?
     
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    Before making my comment, I must preface by telling you that I think the MPAA decision is stupid. Art should be able to express whatever it wants without feeling pressure to conform.

    Now, my comment. I feel that a secular America is exremely important to the success of this democracy. You may or may not know that I am a Christian. As a Catholic, every once in a while I whip out the old rosary and pray. That is my personal choice.

    Denouncing secularism is a little strange because if Christianity is allowed, where do you draw the line. Every morning should school start with Christians praying, Santeria's followers burning dead sheep, and a muslim kid kneeling on the floor, all while a few atheists sleep at their desks? It may seem like an absurd scenario, but that is what happens when you start allowing Christianity in public places like school. You can not allow one and forbid the others. Laws and public bodies should be run free of any religion.

    If you want your children to live wholesome Christian lives, that is your responsibility. The public world should teach them to be responsible and respectful, but religion and prayer is reserved for private life. School and government are bodies of this world, not the next.

    My own 2 cents on the subject. I would be interested in knowing where you think the divide between the secular world and christianity should be.
     
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    Do you think people should be warned that a movie has Christian themes?
     
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    A movie with any remotely gay theme gets an automatic R rating usually. All a PG rating is a flag to parents so that they can screen the movie first. If you are Jewish, you may not want your very young children to see a movie that directly promotes a different religion. But then, it's usually evangelical Christians who whine about movies that promote other religions. If the coach had said, "follow Allah" these same folks would be crying for an "R" rating.

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    BS. If gay movies get an R, it's because in order to portray them as Gay, there would be sexual themes. And Christians do not cry for an R rating for other religious themes. You pulled that one out of your hat to try to make an argument.

    No surprise that libs would actually argue that this rating idea is a good, one, though. Christianphobia is apparent.
     
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    Do you or do you not believe that a parent's guidance should be involved when presenting a subject as potentially important as religion to a child?
     
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    I understand where you're going with that. Would you then consider all religious commentary in a movie worthy of noting/warning parents, or just Christian commentary?
     
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    You notice I didn't mention any particular religion right? But to clarify my question, would you or anyone else on this board for that matter, be comfortable with letting your 8-year-old watch Michael Moore's "Introduction to Islam" without :

    a) Your permission?
    b) Your knowledge?
    c) Your assistance in seeing through the BS?
     

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