"Pornographic, Devilish, and Blasphemous"

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"Pornographic, Devilish, and Blasphemous"

The first of two posts on Kenya's up-in-arms Christians.

I know little about The Da Vinci Code and frankly am not particularly interested in reading the book or seeing the movie. From what little I do know, I can see why some Christians, and especially Roman Catholics, consider the book and movie an attack on their faith. But as a free-speech hawk, I can't condone calls for the book and movie to be banned.

Still, I have a sneaking admiration for the (over-the-top) rhetoric of the mostly Evangelical groups in Kenya pushing their government to censor the movie.

The movie, they said, was a rush by the producers to make money, a move similar to Biblical Judas' betrayal of Jesus.

"May the producers equally perish with their silver!" the churches said in a statement read by Pastor David Oginde of Nairobi Pentecostal Church.

It's a good thing Oginde isn't Muslim, as that sort of talk might get his church on the wrong side of the War on Terror.

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