Friday, April 11, 2008
ANOTHER VICTORY FOR CATHOLIC LEAGUE
Officials from the U.S. Air Force Academy announced clips from the movie "Constantine's Sword" would not be shown during a forum on religious tolerance and terrorism held at the Academy's Colorado Springs, Colo. campus. The announcement was made just two days after a prominent Catholic civil rights group voiced concern over the film.
"I am delighted that the Air Force Academy made the right decision not to show footage of this movie; the film is based on an anti-Catholic book written by an angry ex-priest who has no credentials in the subject area," stated Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
"Constantine's Sword" is a movie based on a book written by James Carroll. The book addresses Christianity's historical relationship with anti-Semitism and suggests the Gospels are anti-Semitic works and a number of elements in the New Testament need to be removed to cleanse Christianity of prejudice toward Judaism. Mr. Donohue asserts the film is steeped in anti-Christian bigotry.
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