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Christians and Muslims Come Together to combat Ron Howard
Written by: Alexander Rogers
It’s a Fatwa on Fun, a crusade against Cool
Christian groups around the globe are getting revved up for film season. Specifically, they’re all fired up for the upcoming global release of the Ron Howard flick, “The Da Vinci Code.” That the shocking conclusion of the film has practically been revealed to everyone all over the world might have meant a lean opening for some movies, but the controversial nature of the plot twist and the fierce opposition it has engendered among some Christian groups and the Vatican has made the film a popular subject in the press. This, in turn, has accelerated worldwide religious resistance to the release, including threats of a hunger strike by the leader of a Christian group in India. The film’s release in that country has been postponed until the government can review it after a litany of complaints and the threat of a boycott by Christians and, perhaps more importantly, Mumbai’s Muslim clerics.
The film has survived an attempt to ban it by a group in South Korea and British drives to get what was quoted in the BBC as a “health warning” label attached to the beginning of the film. I suppose they mean religious health in this instance. In Thailand the government will be adding extra warnings to the beginning of the film to let moviegoers know that the summer fiction contains no element of truth.
The film already looks to be a big hit.
When asked to comment, Ron Howard said his Pa liked the movie, but Aunt Bea kept her eyes closed through most of it.