So is Da Vinci Outreach - a coalition of Catholic organizations who's goal is "to expose the anti-Catholic lies in the upcoming movie 'The Da Vinci Code'".
Eduardo Ermita, the executive secretary to Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, wants the Philippine government to ban the movie.
And of course we can't leave out the President of The Catholic League, Bill Donohue. For the past few months every time he has had a public speaking engagement he has made sure to squeeze in his thoughts about The Da Vinci Code.
There are currently more than 37 books published that proport to "debunk" the Da Vinci Code. There are over 65 websites for organizations that claim to do the same, each with a huge laundry list of "facts" that show how the evil Dan Brown (otherwise known as The Great Satan) has twisted Church history in order to attack Christianity.
Well, guess what people - ITS FICTION! JUST GET OVER IT! Just like Star Wars; just like Raiders of the Lost Ark; just like The Passion of the Christ - FICTION!
And now many of these groups are demanding that Sony Pictures place add a disclaimer on the movie stating that it is a work of fiction. But you know, I wouldn't have a problem with that; as long as a similar disclaimer was put in the front of every Bible.
But until that happens all these people that are working themselves in to an uproar should just chill out and let this pass on by because most people kind of get that its just fiction. I don't think many people are going to go see this movie and say "Oh my god - they're right! This whole Christian thing is crap! It's all so clear to me now - SCIENTOLOGY! Hey, Tom Cruise can't be wrong (or straight for that matter)!" I'm sorry, no matter how good the book (or the movie) is I can't see it causing masses of people to renounce their faith over it. And if they did, what kind of faith did they have in the first place?