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Faith and 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ...

With the movie “Fifth Shades of Grey” set for nationwide premiere in a few days, I wondered what faith leaders around the country are saying about this film based on a bestselling book which some critics have said glorifies violence against women.

I found some interesting information.

For example, a Dallas pastor, the Rev. Young, planned to baptize a copy of the book “Fifty Shades of Grey” at his church.

Read more:

International Business Times: “Faith Leaders Urge ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Boycott Ahead of Film Premiere”

Christian Today: “Pastor Ed Young will baptize a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey”

And there’s also commentary by the Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlewaite of Chicago Theological Seminary:

Huffington Post commentary by the Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Ph.D.: “#50ShadesIsAbuse: The Erotic Normalization of Violence Against Women”

 

Carla Hinton

Religion Editor

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Carla Hinton

Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide... Read more ›

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