PRESS CONFERENCE ON “THE PASSION”

Catalyst April Issue 2004

0404b_pc“The Rev. Philip Eichner, chairman of the League’s board of directors, called the film ‘a powerful rendition of the last 12 hours of Christ.’“‘I don’t believe it’s anti-Semitic,’ he said. ‘And it wasn’t Jews who killed Jesus, the religious authorities did because Jesus challenged them.’”
—Associated Press, February 25, 2004

“‘This movie is about sin and redemption, and man’s inhumanity to man,’ said William Donohue, president of the Manhattan-0404a_pcbased Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. …
“‘Where they saw a Jewish mob calling for his crucifixion, I saw a mob,’ he said. ‘Ultimately, it was the Romans who crucified Jesus.’”
Newsday (NY), February 26, 2004

 

                                                                                                                               photos by Alex Mejia


Share

Written by Bill