When Kim reported last week that Opus Dei once made an effort to change the way it is portrayed in The Da Vinci Code, the impression we all had was that the group had accepted the movie as it stands, and was instead publicizing its disagreements with the film's portrayal of its members. It turns out, however, that we were jumping the gun a bit: according to The Guardian, Opus Dei is back at it.

The group has actually released a statement, informing the public that "Sony Pictures still [has] time to make changes to the film...that would be appreciated by Catholics, 'particularly in these days in which everyone has noted the painful consequences of intolerance.'" Aw. Isn't that sweet? The fact that Opus Dei is selflessly trying to reduce intolerance in the world today makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And, as an added bonus, they're also helping us all remember the right way to live: "'Correct behavior is to avoid offense while it's still possible." Riiiight. At least when you're the ones who are offended, right?

Alright then, hands up: who thinks that Ron Howard is going to suddenly see the horribly intolerant error of his (fictional) ways and scurry back into the editing room?
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