Today, the Catholic League is releasing a booklet on the movie “Dogma” that offers proof of the anti-Catholic nature of the film. The booklet reprints comments about the movie that have been made by “Dogma” director Kevin Smith, the movie’s actors, film critics and others.
The Catholic League is in possession of the film’s script, but it prefers to convince the public of the Catholic-bashing elements in the movie by simply quoting what those involved in the movie have said about it; the remarks by critics who liked “Dogma” also proved to be revealing. The movie is expected to be released in October, though Bob and Harvey Weinstein have yet to find a distributor.
The booklet is being distributed to the media, the Catholic League’s board of directors, board of advisors and chapter presidents, selected members, all the bishops and others. Anyone who would like a copy should contact the Catholic League.
Catholic League president William Donohue commented on the booklet today:
“We have the script and, more important, we have the statements of ‘Dogma’s’ fans. Quite naturally, the actors and film critics who like the movie are not disturbed by the anti-Catholicism that they themselves acknowledge, however unwittingly. Indeed, it would be hard to think of a movie that was so anti-Catholic that this gang would label it as such. Be that as it may, there’s nothing like getting it from the horse’s mouth, and this is what the ‘Dogma’ booklet does: it literally settles the issue.
“On July 23, Howard Stern discussed the movie with its writer/director Kevin Smith. ‘It’s got some Jesus Christ thing in it so all the religious folks are already hating it,’ said Stern. Smith’s reply was excellent: ‘Then we must be doing something right.’ Thanks, Kev, that ends the debate.”