Friday, December 16, 2005

USCCB Changes Classification of "Brokeback Mountain" to "O"

"O" as in Morally Offensive...What caused the change? Hmmmmm...Pressure, outrage, disgust?

See the changed classification here...The review, however, looks basically the same.

Catholic News Service has this on the change (reformatted for easier reading):
Editor's Note: "Brokeback Mountain," originally rated L (limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling), has been reclassified O -- morally offensive.

This has been done because the serious weight of the L rating -- which restricts films in that category to those who can assess, from a Catholic perspective, the moral issues raised by a movie -- is, unfortunately, misunderstood by many.

Because there are some in this instance who are using the L rating to make it appear the church's -- or the USCCB's -- position on homosexuality is ambiguous, the classification has been revised specifically to address its moral content.
There it is - it seems as if the classification was changed because many could not properly comprehend or understand what was in the glowing review and how it related to the “L” clasiification. Nice!

However, whoever wrote this patronizing, disdainful, condescending "Editor's Note" should be fired immediately as well as the person who wrote the review as well as Harry Forbes for posting this piece of trash on Catholic News Service....If I'm looking at the site correctly, Harry has removed his name from the article for some reason. (But the original can be seen here.)

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