WGME 13 reports that the Christian Civic League of Maine, whose infamous leader Michael Heath has for years led the charge against all things straying from his interpretation of the Bible, is calling for a boycott of the upcoming movie "The Da Vinci Code," which will hit theaters around the country and here in Portland on May 19th. According to WGME, Heath is concerned about the "deplorable state of movies in general."
The Code stars Tom Hanks, known as the nicest guy in Hollywood (or so we hear from Star Magazine), and some other people who seem nice enough too. What some believe is not so nice is the plot of the story, which includes the JC marrying Mary Magdalene and producing some junior JCs. Some Christians are also annoyed that the church group Opus Dei, an allegedly secretive and conservative sect, are painted as the bad guys in the movie.
The movie is based on the book of the same name by Dan Brown.
The Christian Civic League of Maine joins church officials all the way up to the Vatican who are calling for a boycott of the film.