Holy Toledo, and Santa Akron, but the SFGate Web site has a reasonable column on’t. Jennifer Nelson explains how the reaction to The Passion of the Christ shows the media’s disdain for Christian religion.
No matter what your religious affiliation is, the story of Jesus Christ is an interesting and compelling story of human behavior. I am not Jewish, but I would love Hollywood to produce a major motion picture about Hanukkah, which commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Hellenistic Syrians and is an important lesson in religious freedom. But if such a movie were made, do you think the Hollywood elite would wrinkle their noses and ask, “What would propel Spielberg to make a movie about Hanukkah?” I don’t think so.
In the end, Gibson, who is a conservative Catholic, spent $30 million of his own money to tell a story he believes is important. Every week, movies are released that some filmmaker feels is significant. So, in the spirit of the message on bumper stickers I see on Volvos in Berkeley, “If you don’t support abortions, don’t have one,” if you don’t like Gibson or his religion, don’t go see his movie.