Friday, January 20, 2006

Close call on "Brokeback Mountain" (and Christian Unity)!


From the nonsectarian, but certainly Christian
Family Research Council:

"The film is one of the most controversial of our time. It has been nominating for numerous awards in the Hollywood circuit, winning the Golden Globe for Best Picture and Best Director. Conversely, it was issued an "O" rating by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for being morally offensive."

Good grief! Fortunately -- or, rather blessedly -- for Christians and all who believe in the One, True God, especially during this week of prayer for Christian Unity, the Family Research Council evidently didn't know about the USCCB's original rating of the film.

Or maybe they did. Maybe they understand that everybody makes mistakes, and that by God the Father's love for us and Christ's redemptive act, we can be forgiven. I don't know. I do know, though, that the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a good thing. Please keep this intention in your daily prayers.