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Sunday, September 18, 2005

Why all the Secrecy?

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property is launching a campaign against the film of The Da Vinci Code and asking that the script be released. The entire filming of the movie has been done under a cloak of secrecy.

You can read the article here.

While The Da Vinci Code book is a nationwide bestseller with plenty of publicity, not much is known about the film version of the novel. In a measure that appears to avoid controversy, the movie company is keeping the movie script under wraps. Its web site lists no details on the set.

According to The New York Times, Sony Pictures, parent of Columbia Pictures has “dropped a scrim of secrecy over the affair, refusing to discuss anything but the barest details. The script has been closely controlled. Outsiders have been banned from the set. And those associated with the film have had to sign confidentiality agreements.”

The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) and its America Needs Fatima campaign is launching a nationwide e-protest asking Columbia Pictures to lift the silence surrounding the filming. The campaign is asking that Columbia release details of the script and the film’s contents.

“By hiding the script and its contents, it seems Columbia hopes to silence opposition,” Mr. Horvat continued. “The logic is that if we can’t read the script, we can’t discuss the film.”

Under the guise of fiction, The Da Vinci Code attacks everything Catholics hold sacred – the Divinity of Christ, the truth of the Gospel, the Papacy and the holy mysteries of the Faith.
The book’s author claims that Saint Mary Magdalene was really Jesus’ wife who gave birth to his child and that Christ wanted her, not Saint Peter to lead the Church. He further portrays the Catholic Church as a cruel power that betrayed Christ and hid His real teachings from the faithful.

The question most people are asking is how much of the material in the book is going to be contained in the movie.

“It is ironic that the very people who say the Catholic Church has hidden the truth from the faithful now hide the truth from the public,” commented TFP webmaster John Horvat, coordinator of the e-protest effort.
Please join TFP by sending an e-mail to producers of The Da Vinci Code in protest of the false portrayal of Jesus and our Faith. This is another Liberal attack on the Holy Catholic Church.

Via Townhall.com