British Censors Reject Christian Demands That Scorsese's Last Temptation of Christ be Edited

British Censors Reject Christian Demands That Scorsese's Last Temptation of Christ be Edited

Martin Scorcese on the set of his movie "The Last Temptation of Christ"

British film censors reject the demands of Christian leaders and decide to let Martin Scorcese's new movie "The Last Temptation of Christ" to be screened without cuts.

Today the 22-member British Board of Film Classification watched the film with a delegation of 28 church leaders and concluded that it did not need to be cut in order to be shown to anyone over 18 years old.

Their statement says that Martin Scorcese's "The Last Temptation of Christ" is "plainly sincere and the atmosphere reverent" and that it could not be deemed blasphemous in any court.

George Basil Cardinal Hume, leader of 5.2 million Roman Catholics in England and Wales, advises Catholics not to see the movie.

Attorney General Patrick Mayhew has asserted that he might file blasphemy charges to prevent the film from being shown in Britain.

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The Last Tempation of Christ — ending

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