BRAVO HOSTS “LAST TEMPTATION”
Catalyst September Issue 1998
The cable television network, Bravo, recently aired the movie, “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Roundly scored as one of the most blasphemous films ever produced, its reappearance on cable TV led one citizen, Bob Boffa, to lead a protest against Bravo. Boffa, the owner of Gardendale Jewelers in Gardendale, Alabama, was told by the network that its license to air the movie had expired and there were no plans to renew it.
The Catholic League learned, however, that Bravo is not making any commitment not to air it again. We therefore encourage all members to write to Bravo, lest we be faced with this situation again. Write to Kathleen Dore, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Bravo, 100 Crossways Park West, Woodbury, New York, 11797. You might add that just as Bravo wouldn’t air the racist film, “The Birth of a Nation” (its heroes are the KKK), airing “The Last Temptation of Christ” is equally offensive.