Air Force Academy Pulls Anti-Catholic Movie Clips
By: Joe Murray, The Bulletin
Officials from the U.S. Air Force Academy announced clips from the movie “Constantine’s Sword” would not be shown during a forum on religious tolerance and terrorism held at the Academy’s Colorado Springs, Colo. campus. The announcement was made just two days after a prominent Catholic civil rights group voiced concern over the film.
“I am delighted that the Air Force Academy made the right decision not to show footage of this movie; the film is based on an anti-Catholic book written by an angry ex-priest who has no credentials in the subject area,” stated Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. more
Letter to the Editor from Oren Jacoby:
As the director of Constantine’s Sword, I am writing to correct the headline and article in Saturday’s paper calling the film “anti-Catholic.” Constantine’s Sword
is based on a much-praised history of antisemitism written by James Carroll, a National Book award-winner and practicing Catholic who has lectured all over the world on this tragic legacy. The book is not anti-Catholic, nor is the film, which has been endorsed by many Catholics, including those most involved in efforts to further peace and understanding among the world’s religions.
We invite your readers to go to www.constantinessword.com for more information and details about how to see the film, which opens in theaters this week. We would also be happy to supply a copy of the film to your reporter, who never contacted me or Mr. Carroll before repeating the scurrilous opinions of Bill Donohue, who I do not believe has seen the film.
Director, Constantine’s Sword