Conservative Christians Speak Out Against IMAX Volcano Film

June 21, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

On June 21, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Culture wars raging in the United States are reaping new victims as monster-screen IMAX cinemas and top museums are dragged into the fierce debate over the origin of life. Pressure from ultraconservative religious groups has prompted some theaters equipped with the high quality panoramic IMAX screens to cancel showings of several movies which refer to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution... Since the beginning of this year, numerous movie theaters in highly religious states in the US south have refused to show documentary films like 'Cosmic Voyage,' 'Volcanos of the Deep Sea' and 'Galapagos' named after the islands Darwin used to showcase his theory. The films crimes? Mentioning the idea that the Universe is the product of a 'Big Bang' explosion or that the origin of life is in the oceans."