It should be end of discussion on the matter of Facing the Giants receiving a PG-rating from the MPAA. As I mentioned earlier this month, the filmmakers were under the impression the rating was given because of "religious elements." But as Martha reported in an update, the MPAA straightened the issue out and there was no appeal. Now everyone should be happy, right? Oh wait, the politicians still aren't. What do they have to do with ratings? Nothing officially, but that doesn't stop them from sticking their noses in. Roy Blunt and other members of Congress are so concerned with the MPAA's decision they are urging a close evaluation of the board's practices.

Let's see if we can understand why this is still not clear to them. After hearing about the initial complaint, Blunt wrote a letter to MPAA head Dan Glickman which said, "This incident raises the disquieting possibility that the MPAA considers exposure to Christian themes more dangerous for children than exposure to gratuitous sex and violence." There's his first misunderstanding. He seems to think that G-rated movies have gratuitous sex and violence. His second misunderstanding obviously came when Glickman replied, insisting that the movie was not given a PG because of religious content. Oh, and just to clear it up to our readers, too, the rating was said to be given for mature discussions, including one about pregnancy.
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