Sunday, July 02, 2006

Republicans Get Crazier

I was writing earlier how Republicans were casting around for bullshitty "issues" to waste taxpayer money arguing over. Well, they seem to have found one of the bullshittiest "issues" to waste time and money in an election year. Movie ratings for Face the Giants. Yup. Better ignore all the minor issues like jobs, foreign policy, etc, - let's focus on the really important stuff like this. I don't know how they are going to top themselves in 2008 for discussing bullshitty "issues".

A Christian-themed movie about a football coach's faith in God is finding an audience in Congress -- not so much for its inspirational message, but for the PG rating it received.
House Majority Whip Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, and other lawmakers are demanding explanations after hearing complaints that the movie "Facing the Giants" was rated PG instead of G because of its religious content.
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) claims the controversy arose from a miscommunication with the filmmakers. It says religion was not the reason for the rating.
"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," Mr. Blunt said in a letter to MPAA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dan Glickman.

I'd like to see a back-of-the-envelope calculation for how much even talking about this is costing the taxpayer. Again, you really can tell that this is an election year.

For the record, yes, most parents would want to know if their children are being exposed to a belief system, one of which happens to be Christianity. What if the movie advocated for Islam? Hinduism? Marxism? How would these dolts feel then? Just because Christianity is your ideology doesn't mean the whole population finds it healthy to have their children exposed to it.

BTW, The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe had a PG rating on it, too. Where were our legislators then? It's an outrage.

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