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The Guardian: Why the Life of Brian beats The Passion of The Christ

By Indiewire | Indiewire December 26, 2006 at 6:09AM

It's easy to be cynical about self-proclaimedly 'Christian' movies when even Rupert Murdoch is getting in on the act, with the 'Fox Faith' distribution label hawking films with 'overt Christian context or derived from the work of a Christian author.' In God-fearing America, video ads for the film "The Nativity Story" were reportedly removed from a downtown Chicago Christmas festival after city officials claimed they would be 'insensitive to the many people of different faiths who come to enjoy the market for its food and unique gifts.' Mark Kermode reports.
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It's easy to be cynical about self-proclaimedly 'Christian' movies when even Rupert Murdoch is getting in on the act, with the 'Fox Faith' distribution label hawking films with 'overt Christian context or derived from the work of a Christian author.' In God-fearing America, video ads for the film "The Nativity Story" were reportedly removed from a downtown Chicago Christmas festival after city officials claimed they would be 'insensitive to the many people of different faiths who come to enjoy the market for its food and unique gifts.' Mark Kermode reports.







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