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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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