Posted on November 4th, 1999
Bob + Harvey Weinstein,
Remember Jesus, Mary and Joseph were Jewish people descendants of David. Jesus, Mary and Joseph
practiced the Jewish faith. I am a Catholic and respect the Jewish religion. I think you should also respect my Catholic
faith and not blaspheme aganst Catholic beliefs.
Your family name is Weinstein so I presume you are Jewish. I'm sure Walt Disney, if he were alive would never condone
such prejudice and blasphemy against another faith as depicted in the film "Dogma".
Remember the Jewish race suffered many atrocities for centuries. Showing the film "Dogma" will certainly prejudice people against
the Jewish race.
There is enough violence and hate in this country, most recently against the Jewish race in California.
Putting out such movies as "Dogma" makes the killer, Furrow, very happy. You are furthering him and his kind with hate and violence against different races and faiths.
I implore you not to show the film "Dogma" anywhere. I am sure God (your God and my God) will be pleased and bless you.
I am a practicing Roman Catholic and again another movie
that attempts to destroy our rich and wonderful faith. Why? First there
was...The Last Temptation of Christ, next there was Priest, then Stigmata
and now Dogma.
You wouldn't dare make a movie that would insult the Star of
David right? That would be anti-semitic and rightfully wrong. It seems that
Marlon Brando was right a few years ago about all of Hollywood and who
dictates what movies will be allowed. Hollywood doesn't care because it
doesn't offend their religion.
It seems you are promoting these movies not only for the
money but because you HATE CHRISTIANS. And as a result, you want to tell the
world how wrong the truth is about a jewish man named, JESUS. So you make a
movie but call it art. You have no shame because you have been desensitized
by violence, sex, and the value of money.
Where are the movies about MORALITY? We get a glimpse of that
once or twice a year (Christmas and Easter)
Your Industry has so many issues to embrace and educate others
on yet you embark on a rampage about a jewish man named JESUS and His
following. It's not anti-semtic to you because you don't believe that He is
the Messiah. Well it is anti-semitic and you must take the consequences.
When will it stop? JESUS DIED FOR ALL!
We are all praying for you.
Bob and Harvey Weinstein:
You and all your staff should do movies about your religion. With this actions
you make the people hate you and persecute you in Spain, Germany and other
countries and then you cry calling it "Hollocaust"
We recently learned that you have produced the movie "Dogma", then reassigned distribution to Bob and Harvey Weinstein. The publicly available script and recent press reports indicate the movie to be an attack on established Catholic doctrine and teaching
with respect to the virginity of St. Mary, the celibacy of Joseph, the Divine Person of Our Lord, the Apostles, and the Holy
Roman Catholic Church.
We are as appalled by your effort to cover up your identity as producer of "Dogma" as we are of your ownership of Miramax, while
masquerading as the family-oriented company Disney. "Dogma", coupled with "Preist", and your insistence on running the failed
"Nothing Sacred" series on your Disney-owned CBS quite frankly hints at a wave of Catholic sentiment akin to anti-Semitism.
While we respect freedom of expression, it does not preclude fictitious and blasphemous attacks on an organized religion or the
long-held beliefs of others. We suggest that you throughly examine Disney/Miramax for what appears to us to be a continual perpertuation of anti-Catholicism within your organization.
Re: Disney/Miramax production of the film Dogma
To whom it may concern,
I've never written a letter like this anyone or any company until today. However, I felt very compelled to do so now. I would
hope that this letter gets read by the right person, but I'm confident it won't. I'm even more confident that I won't receive a reply.
It seems to me that Disney/Miramax has departed greatly from past values, values which will have been greatly compromised if this
movie is produced and distributed. I am sure Walt Disney did not envision this production when he formed his company many years
ago. He must be truly turning over in his grave. There is no real creativity expressed when you're simply attacking anothers
beliefs which are held sacred. It is merely an attempt to make a profit, if it even does wind up in the black. I would hope
there are many more worthwhile endeavors on which you could be spending your time.
Simply put, Disney/Miramax and others associated with this production need to re-examine both individual and corporate goals and
morals. You need to pause for a moment and take the time to rededicate yourselves to producing quality entertainment. You've done so
before, you can do it again. You are part of a very influential communication media, and with that comes a higher level of
I urge you not to produce or distribute this film. If this project is completed it will offend many and no doubt will tarnish the
image of those associated with its production and distribution. Please stop now.
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