The movie “2012” opened in theaters nationwide on November 13. But before it opened we caught wind of an interview by director Roland Emmerich discussing the way Catholics and Muslims are handled in the film.
When we first got word that the movie depicted the Vatican being blown up, along with the famous statue from Rio de Janeiro, Christ the Redeemer, we were unmoved. Why? Because these scenes of massive destruction occurred during the end of the world.
This kind of sensationalism, we reasoned, is standard fare for Emmerich: he is the guru of the “blow ‘em up” genre of movies. But then we learned that while Catholics get theirs, Muslims are spared. Why? Out of fear, of course.
Emmerich is more than a coward—he is a liar who has it out for Catholics. Last year, he was quoted saying, “I would like to erase all nations and religions.” Not true. He is quite content to live with Islam, even though he readily admits it is a religion of terror.
When asked why he did not show the destruction of Kaaba, the religious structure in the Grand Mosque in Mecca, he said, “I wanted to do that, I have to admit. You can actually let Christian symbols fall apart, but if you would do this with [an] Arab symbol, you would have…a fatwa.”
So why is it that the Sistine Chapel is designated for destruction? “We have to show how this gets destroyed…. I am against organized religion.” Emmerich lied again. He is not against Islam.
After bragging that the movie shows St. Peter’s Basilica falling on people’s heads, Emmerich explains the moral of the story: “Never pray in front of a big church. Pray by yourself.” Another lie: Muslims who want to pray in front of a mosque are safe. That’s because, as Emmerich sees it, they’re known to kill those who offend their religion.
Every time we point out that Hollywood hates Christianity, most especially Catholicism, our critics cringe. But they never offer evidence showing that we are wrong.