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Christians Threaten Movie Chain Over Same-Sex Marriage Ads

By February 28, 2005

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Famous Players, Canada's largest movie chain, had been running a paid advertisement supporting the legalization of gay marriage. It had to be dropped, however, because of opposition from Christian groups - opposition that included threats.

The Winnipeg Sun reports:

"We were starting to get e-mails that were threatening to our staff," Nuria Bronfman, the Toronto-based vice-president of corporate affairs for Famous Players, said Friday. The man who placed the ad, another Famous Players executive, said Friday he'd received death threats. Also, "the phone calls were starting to get abusive," Bronfman explained. "So we thought it's not fair for our staff to have to go through that sort of thing."

The chain has decided to stop running issue-ads altogether but some Christians want to boycott the movie chain until they run one of their ads opposing gay marriage. Why do people imagine that a society regulated along the lines favored by such Christians would be better off?

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