X-ians Pissed by Da Vinci Code Movie
The movie version of bestseller The Da Vinci Code has been shooting in Europe all summer. There’s a giant wall of secrecy around the flick, as Sony, the studio behind the film has put the screws on everybody to keep every aspect of the film hush hush.
Why’s that? Because the central premise of the fictional book is that Jesus had a child with Mary Magdalene, who was meant to be his true heir. It alleges an enormous cover-up by the Roman Catholic Church, which, according to the book, usurped Mary’s place in favor of a male-oriented hierarchy that has suppressed what Brown [the author] calls the “sacred feminine.”
“There’s no way you can take out the central point of the novel, that Jesus married Mary Magdalene and the Catholic Church has done everything in its power, including murdering millions of people, to cover it up,” said Carl E. Olson, co-author of “The Da Vinci Hoax,” a book refuting the “The Da Vinci Code.” He predicted that many devout people would be offended “unless they make a movie that bears a pale resemblance to the book, in which case they’d have a lot of irritated fans.”
Oh no! Now we see the shoe on the other foot as we revisit the Passion of the Christ controversy except this time instead of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Anti Defamation League being all whiny, it’s Catholic groups like Opus Dei and evangelical Christians.
Read all about it here! In case you were wondering, the image on the right comes from that controversial Heeb Magazine Passion of the Christ pictorial. It’s supposed to be Mary Magdalene.