The Vatican is Not a Fan of the "Twilight" Series

11/22/2009 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Jonathan Wu

As the novel-adapted Twilight film series continues to grow in popularity--even getting hipsters to raise an eyebrow with its newest indie-studded soundtrack--the Roman Catholic Church has expressed their disapproval of the vampire franchise, calling it a "moral vacuum with a deviant message."

Vatican officials have urged parents to be more vigilant about the type of films their children are watching.

Monsignor Franco Perazzolo of the Pontifical Council of Culture stated, "The theme of vampires in 'Twilight' combines a mixture of excesses that as ever is aimed at young people and gives a heavy esoteric element. It is once again that age-old trick or ideal formula of using extremes to make an impact at the box office. This film is nothing more than a moral vacuum with a deviant message and as such should be of concern."

This is not the first time the Vatican has confronted a blockbuster hit. They have previously criticized the "Harry Potter" franchise for its themes of magic and wizardry, and also the novel-adaptations of "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons"

In light of this, would you let your child watch "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"?


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