Saturday, May 13, 2006

'Da Vinci Code' protests planned

HOUSTON, May 13 (UPI) -- Religious groups plan U.S. theater protests when "The Da Vinci Code" opens next week, but even Texas critics say more talk about spiritual issues is good. A Roman Catholic group, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property, says it plans 1,000 peaceful prayer vigils when the movie based on the controversial book opens Friday in the United States. Authors disputing assertions in "The Da Vinci Code" have been cross-crossing the nation -- speaking to numerous religious groups on the hot subject. Author Darrell Bock, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, recommends people see the film based on Dan Brown's book, but also read his own book, "Breaking the Da Vinci Code." [More]


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