November 29, 2004

Cover blown?

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.

Posted by: steve h at November 29, 2004 06:56 PM

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.

Posted by: Camassia at November 30, 2004 11:45 AM

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.

Posted by: Bill at November 30, 2004 03:16 PM