Moving Beyond Protests!December 29, 2005
The opening of the movie "Brokeback Mountain" seemed very quiet. It turns out that many Christians have decided to try other tactics besides protesting and boycotting. New Cultural Approach for Conservative Christians: Reviews, Not Protests - New York Times Stuart Shepard, managing editor of Focus on the Family's daily e-mail news updates, explained:
"We're not going to go out and protest it because it would probably play into the marketing plans of the producers. ... They'd say, the Christian right is opposed to this movie, so you really, really, really want to see it."
"We learned from 'Last Temptation of Christ' that if it wasn't for the protest, the film wouldn't be remembered today. ... Our expectation is 'Brokeback Mountain' won't do as well in the heartland, but protest would bump that up."
It is good to see some wisdom here! Sometimes the best response is to remain quiet and let it pass.