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What Scares the MPAA

Posted by thelamp on July 14, 2006

In the upcoming film “Facing the Giants,” Coach Grant Taylor prays, witnesses and otherwise expresses his Christian faith. That, according to the Motion Picture Association of America, is a big problem.

The MPAA is the organization that evaluates movies’ content; they assign ratings of G, PG, PG-13, R and A, depending on what’s depicted in each film. They’ve given “Facing the Giants,” which is scheduled to open in September, a PG rating for “strong thematic elements.” The PG rating is meant as a warning flag, and the MPAA obviously believes parents should be warned that “Giants” has Christian content.

The distributors of the low-budget film, made by two brothers who work at a large Baptist church in Georgia, were stunned by the rating. “It is kind of interesting that faith has joined the list of deadly sins that the MPAA board wants to warn parents to worry about,” said a representative of Provident Films, which plans to open it in about 400 theaters nationwide.

Even though the rating system is widely ignored by theater owners and moviegoers of all ages, CMC is disturbed by the news that faith has become something the MPAA looks at with disdain.


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