Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Blunt protests PG rating for Christian film
Waving the banner of family values, Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt, shown with his wife, Phillip Morris lobbyist Abigail Blunt, sent a letter to the Motion Picture Association of America protesting the decision to rate the film, Facing the Giants PG instead of G. Filmmakers said the decision was made due to strong religious content, though MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said religion had nothing to do with it.
In the letter, Blunt wrote:
“This incident raises the disquieting possibility that MPAA considers exposure to Christian themes more dangerous for children than exposure to gratuitous sex and mindless violence. I am sure many of my colleagues share my concern."
The Hill, a Washington, D. C. magazine, said a meeting between Blunt and an MPAA representative may be scheduled for next week.
I would be a bit more concerned about the PG films which should be rated R but are not, due to our relaxed standards, especially where language is concerned.