Thursday, December 3, 2015

Princess Leia Force Chokes UK PC Police

Trigger Warning:
No faith-based messaging for you!
It seems Digital Cinema Media, a British company that supplies most of the advertising for British theaters, has axed an ad from the Church of England.  The minute-long ad depicts Britons of various races reciting the Lord's Prayer.  The ad was scheduled to run before showings of Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens.  Digital Cinema Media has said they nixed the ad because they felt it might offend some mean people.

This didn't sit well with iconic Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher.  Fisher didn't mince any words when she told the Daily Mail exactly what she thought of the decision:
Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher has condemned Britain's biggest cinema chains for banning the Church of England film of the Lord's Prayer.
The 59-year-old, who is reviving her role as Princess Leia in the latest Star Wars blockbuster which opens a week before Christmas, said: 'I have no idea why they would do that.'
Oh my.  Carrie Fisher also said: "Offended?  No, people should get a life." She also compared the ad to a bible left in a hotel room, saying:
'I have never seen an advertisement like this, but if the theatre is like a hotel room, then they have every right to put up a power of prayer advert,' she said. 'It's advertising, so it has to be advertisers that are objecting.'
Here's the ad in question:
 I don't often find myself agreeing with a Hollywood leftist, but I find myself in total agreement with Carrie Fisher.  The ad is religious, but it's not preachy.  It's not exhorting anyone to change their faith, and it's not lecturing or guilt-tripping anyone.  The Church of England grabbed a good cross-section of people rich and poor, young and old, clergy and laity, and showed that prayer is quite literally for everyone.  It's really a beautiful message when you get right down to it.

Of course the politically correct crowd doesn't want anything to do with religion in the public square at all.  Any sort of expression of faith should never be seen, and definitely should not be heard.  It doesn't matter if it's a quick prayer on a sports field, or an ad before Star Wars Episode 7.  The PC police can't risk offending anyone.  Except the people whose rights they trample on of course.

Watch the video yourself and see if it's something you'd be offended seeing before a movie.  Personally I wouldn't mind seeing an ad like that before Star Wars Episode 7.  It's a hell of a lot better than some of the crap they show before movies.

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