The Movie 50 Shades of Grey has an unlikely alliance of Feminists, Bishops, Christians, and anti-pornography activists trying to Boycott it. They have used the hashtag #50dollarsnot50shades, asking movie goers to donate $50 to local women's shelters instead of seeing the movie. They also created a website, fiftyshadesisabuse.com. Conservative political groups, such as the American Family Association, church leaders, feminists and anti-porn activists all see the potential harm this film can do to society by devaluing women and promoting abuse. "It takes violence against women and re-brands it as romantic," said Gail Dines, a feminist professor of sociology and women's studies at Wheelock College in Boston and founding president of Stop Porn Culture. The books were written by British author E.L. James.SIGN the Petition: http://pornharmsaction.com/pornharms/app/sign-petition?0&engagementId=76980
Catholic Telegraph Release:
Archbishop of Cincinnati Dennis M. Schnurr has joined with the Religious Alliance Against Pornography in urging pastors of the Archdiocese’s parishes to warn the faithful about the objectionable content of the movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In his note to pastors, Archbishop Schnurr said:
The Alliance spoke out against what it said was the main message of the movie, that “bondage, dominance and sadomasochism are normal and pleasurable.”
The Alliance’s letter is signed by 29 national religious leaders and was brought to the Archbishop’s attention by local business leader Tony Maas.
The movie opens next week and clergy members are being urged to warn their congregations of the movie’s anti-marriage message and pornographic nature.
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