It was raining. But it didn’t matter. It wasn’t going to stop members of TFP Student Action who hit the streets of George Washington University in the nation’s capital to collect petitions and hand out flyers against the upcoming movie The Da Vinci Code.
In no time, 2,500 flyers were gone. “Our anti-blasphemy campaign gives students tough questions to answer, the ones the media never likes to ask,” said TFP member John Miller. “When it comes to the adorable person of Our Lord and the Catholic Church, where’s the tolerance? Where’s the respect? Where is our culture headed when it considers large-scale blasphemy like The Da Vinci Code entertainment? Where is society heading?” he said.
In spite of George Washington University’s liberal notoriety, many students expressed their support. Many more had simply heard of The Da Vinci Code book, but didn’t know what to make of it. When encountered by the solid facts, many turned against the film.
Others were attracted by the tall, red TFP standard with rampant lion, the red capes, and the bagpipes. To be sure, medieval-like symbols are a rare sight in our postmodern civilization. However, liberals on campus, perhaps disenchanted by vulgarity, admired them: “I disagree with you!” shouted one woman, “but I love the bagpipes!”
Perhaps the worst result of The Da Vinci Code is mass confusion. Most people, not being grounded in truth and the perennial teachings of the Catholic Church, are easily deceived by error veiled as sensationalism and “fiction.” “The book really confused me,” one young woman told John Ritchie. “I really have a lot of questions about Jesus and the Gospels.”
The American TFP is organizing protest/prayer rallies nationwide when the blasphemous movie The Da Vinci Code is released on May 19. The goal is to have 1,000 peaceful and legal protests in front of theaters from coast to coast. Would you like to join this campaign? Click here for more information on what you can do to dispel the confusion of The Da Vinci Code.