Billy Graham Issues Fatwa against Dan Brown
Movie lovers nervous as evangelist promises "to rain down fire and sulphur" on theatres showing Da Vinci Code.
"Dan Brown has ducked scholarly debate by employing a novel-thriller format to deny the deity of Christ. So, let's see how well he ducks THIS," explained the aging evangelist in a grainy video broadcast Saturday on CNN.
The message concludes with Graham waving an AK-47 and stating slowly the specifications of the ammunition, "7.62 millimeter...full...metal...jacket..."
From a Beverly Hills bistro, actor and secular saint, George Clooney responded "on behalf of artists everywhere," applauding Brown for his "courageous exploration of the truth. I mean, he could have copped out and written a slam against Islam, but to take the fight to the dangerous, bigoted, and violent Christians...now that's bravery."
Clooney then concluded the interview by ordering something way off the menu in fluent French.
President Bush expressed regret that Christian Evangelicals would resort to violence in response to Brown's attack on their religion. In his Saturday radio address the President criticized the book's purpose, but urged Christians everywhere to follow the example of "our Islamic friends - followers of the religion of peace."
University leaders are gathering in Boston next week to host an open forum designed to foster understanding towards Christians and their views. We must start by understanding their anger," explained organizer Ward Churchill.
"If we don't achieve mutual respect and tolerance for one another, then Billy Graham has won."