Friday, July 08, 2016
A friend of mine who is a Baptist Pastor and has been coming to our Aquinas study group said that he had just seen the new Tarzan movie.
He said it was a good movie except for the gratuitous anti-Catholicism which made the villain a Catholic who killed people with his rosary.
He said it was obviously intended to appeal to anti-Catholic sentiments in that this element would be insulting to Catholics and unnecessary to the movie.
Could you imagine a movie where the villain is a devout Muslim who kills people with the Koran?
Of course not.
I was going to see this movie. If I had, without this warning, I would have been blindsided by this and had to sit there as a captive, once again, being surprised by yet another example of my faith being used as a "stock villain." I may still see it on Netflicks, but at least I will have been warned.
Are we are at a point where the only "permissible" villains are Nazis, Catholics and fundamentalist Evangelicals?