Tuesday, November 27, 2007


The British author Philip Pullman has attacked leading American Catholics as "nitwits" after they called for a boycott of The Golden Compass, which has its world premiere in London tonight.

In an escalation of the religious row over the film adaptation of the first of the Pullman trilogy, the north American Catholic League claimed that the movie is being used to pursue his "atheist agenda" and should be banned.

Bill Donohoe, the league's President, added that the production, starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, could prompt parents to buy the books for their children unaware that the trilogy climaxes with an epic battle to "destroy God".

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Calling Catholics "nitwits" isn't exactly a good way to win friends and influence people, but it does make it pretty clear where Pullman stands on the subject of Catholicism.

Will you take your kids to see it this Christmas?

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