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I have a puppet? NO HOLDS BARRED Armida Siguion-Reyna 01/14/2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

I have a puppet?

Armida Siguion-Reyna
And it’s no less than Grace Poe-Llamanzares, chairman of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), as alleged by one Michael Reyes mikerey70@yahoo.com, in an e-mail he sent me Jan. 3, 2011, and which I put out here in full last Jan. 11. If it’s not the best example of a little learning that’s a dangerous thing, I don’t know what is.

Offended by the trailer of the Dolphy-starrer Father Jejemon, he not only liked it that the supposedly offensive scenes were voluntarily excised by the producers and that “concerned citizens and officials of the Catholic Church” issued a call to boycott Father Jejemon WITHOUT HAVING SEEN THE FILM AT ALL.

Movie critic and Philippine Star Entertainment columnist Butch Francisco did not like the same “offensive” scenes, but he didn’t call to boycott the movie, because he took care to see the movie first in its entirety before rendering an opinion, which isn’t what the zealots and the bigots in the Catholic Church have done, e-mail sender Reyes included.

To spoon-feed, the computer dictionary says a zealot is one “who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of his religious, political, or other ideals,” but the bigot “causes the most trouble, exhibiting obstinate and often blind devotion to his or her beliefs and opinions, is intolerant and contemptuous of those who do not agree.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110114com4.html


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