Libby Purves writes:
Of all the sure ways to promote a film, one of the surest is to get it criticised by the religious right. On that basis Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass, out in the US (in time for er, um, Christmas), is on a winner.
Pullman has responded. Newsweek reports on the row; the Catholic League is incandescent. Parents are being warned not to let their children see the film as it is “spiritual poison”.
Faith Central – Times Online – WBLG: Golden Compass Rumpus.
Philip Pullman CBE is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association, and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.