As we've mentioned before, many Christian and Christian-related groups (ie: the Republican party) have come out in support of the new Chronicles of Narnia movies. But Phillip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy of fantasy novels, says that the very idea that the Narnia movies will be full of good Christian content is ill-founded. "If the Disney corporation wants to market this film as a great Christian story, they'll just have to tell lies about it," Pullman told The Observer. Pullman – whose own novels are also in the process of being turned into films – says the Narnia books are characterized by "a peevish blend of racist, misogynistic and reactionary prejudice." Though the Dark Materials trilogy has been attacked by some Christian groups in the past for its portrayal of a band of kids who break into Heaven to overthrow God, Pullman insists that his Narnia protest is far from anti-Christian. "It's not the presence of Christian doctrine I object to so much as the absence of Christian virtue," he exclaimed. "The highest virtue - we have on the authority of the New Testament itself - is love, and yet you find not a trace of that in the books."