Catalyst April Issue 2002
Last month we ran a story on our protest of the movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights. It features a young Catholic who gives up sex for Lent and is tempted by his ex-girlfriend. When it opened March 1, most reviewers hammered it for being a lousy flick. A few brave souls slammed it for being anti-Catholic as well. No one was better than Joel Siegel of the show, “Good Morning America.”
Siegel said “I expect soft porn and gross out, but one scene shocked me.” He was referring to the scene where a priest kisses a nun in full habit. “The kind of anti-Catholic libel the Ku Klux Klan used to spread,” is how he described it.
“Good Morning America” is an ABC show and 40 Days and 40 Nights is a Miramax production. Disney owns both ABC and Miramax. Which makes Joel kind of special. Go Joel! We thanked him for his support.