November 29, 2004
This is an odd claim:
But conservative Christians have loudly denounced Alexander as "pro-gay" propaganda from Tinseltown, insisting that Alexander was a firmly hetero hero. To add to the film's problems, the public has stayed away from what was to be the big movie of the Thanksgiving weekend.
I don't ordinarily follow entertainment news all that closely, but I have found it amusing to read and hear what have been almost universally bad reviews for the film in the Washington Post, on Slate, and elsewhere. I had no idea so many movie critics were conservative Christians...
Posted by Ideofact at November 29, 2004 11:51 AM
I found this reference on a weblog run by Christians who happen to be very conservative.
Other than that, most Christian comments I've seen echo those of the "conservative Christian" commentators at Washington Post, Slate, etc.
I have another shocking secret about Alexander for those conservative Christians: he was a pagan!!!
Like a warlord who wants to rule the world is a great Christian model to begin with.
I think maybe that's why Christians have been so silent on the subject.
A film that suggested that, say, Marcus Aurelius was a drunk and a womanizer (as far as I know, he was neither) shouldn't bother Christians either.