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Orwellingly Yurz
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  20:59:16  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message
The subject line, "Ratings Creep," relates to what fundamentalists believe is a weakening of the movie ratings system in order to allow more sex and violence into films.

Actually, after you read the link I've supplied here from the CNN web site....

http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/07/03/christian.movie.rating.ap/index.html

.....you'll likely agree that Roy Blunt,the U-S House Majority Leader or Whip or whatever he's called,is really the Ratings Creep.

One of the things not mentioned in this item is that Dan Glickman, former Sec'y of Agriculture under Clinton and now head of MPAA, is of the Jewish faith. Since Mr. Glickman is a Democrat from Kansas, something keeps nagging me in the my brain that he isn't exactly
a Benjamin Netanyahu kind of a Jew; maybe more of the Woody Allen variety. I don't know for sure, but I'd make that guess.

Oh boy, will the Capitalizers of Christ have some fun with this pseudo-issue. My Lord, there go the secularists and atheists and agnostics again---just like with school prayer---trying to use ratings to keep religion our of our movies. When will the pinkos stop trying to destroy God's world?

Well, for me, whenever there's a movie about any kind of religion that says it's okay to kill in the name of Allah or God the Father, there damn sure better be some kind of red flag rating, such as "R" for violence and gore...or beating Jesus of Nazareth to a bloody goddamn pulp, as Mel Gibson seemed to think would make a good movie and lots of money.

These super-fundy dorks never do get it. Let's see now...that is the forest...and those are the trees, right? Or...is it just the other way around?

It's, once again, Give Me A Break Time.

Orwellingly Yurz


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HalfMooner
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  21:15:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message
One item buried in that article is the fact that the movie makers were told the reason for the PG rating, and agreed!:

"This movie had a mature discussion about pregnancy, for example. It also had other mature discussions that some parents might want to be aware of before taking their kids to see this movie."

Further: "Glickman said the movie's producers agreed with the rating and never appealed it."

Having done nothing but try to pass a bigoted Constitutional amendment against gays, and successfully prevent the working poor from getting a tiny, long-overdue wage increase, these neocons in Congress are simply desperate for any kind of fake issue they can invent, even when, as Gertrude Stein said about Oakland, "There is no 'there' there."


Biology is just physics that has begun to smell bad.” —HalfMooner
Here's a link to Moonscape News, and one to its Archive.
Edited by - HalfMooner on 07/03/2006 21:16:29
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Dave W.
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Posted - 07/03/2006 :  22:38:20   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Orwellingly Yurz

Well, for me, whenever there's a movie about any kind of religion that says it's okay to kill in the name of Allah or God the Father, there damn sure better be some kind of red flag rating, such as "R" for violence and gore...or beating Jesus of Nazareth to a bloody goddamn pulp, as Mel Gibson seemed to think would make a good movie and lots of money.
You reminded me of this old thread, which shows that not all fundies approve of Biblically themed movies.

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R.Wreck
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Posted - 07/04/2006 :  08:12:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
"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.




Christian themes like "all those who don't believe the same fairy tale as I do will be damned to everlasting torture"? A little gratuitous sex & violence doesn't seem so bad in comparison. And doesn't Congress have some actual problems to work on? Like a dumb-ass war, out of control federal spending, and a few health care issues? But these lunkheads are worried that there might be a gay couple burning a flag somewhere.

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