A steady stream of 'hate mail' has been reaching our mailboxes since an unauthorized early draft of the 'Dogma' script was placed on the Web many months ago. This was followed by a booklet distributed by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights which urged people to write to then distributor Miramax/Disney with their complaints. As such, most of the letters are addressed to either Disney, Miramax, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, or Michael Eisner.

Please note that all of these letters were sent months before the film was even announced for release.

The following is a sample of the type of 'hate mail' that we've been getting:

Posted on October 8th, 1999

I am writing to protest your film "Dogma" whose Cannes review is indeed troubling for me as an active Roman Catholic.

The toilet humor and the tale of Bethany, a Catholic abortion clinic worker (an oxymoron if I ever heard of one) sounds absolutely gross.

In view of recent school shootings, how in conscience can your new film contain scenes of mass slaughter, which VARIETY reports. Didn't the Columbine massacre sober you at all?

From your name, I assume you are Jewish. It is a beautiful religion. I would never make fun of any of the practices of the Jewish people. It appalls me that you take such perverse humor in demeaning my religion.

I would never produce a film in which Moses ran a brothel, David owned a pornographic bookstore, and Ruth was a hooker.

I appreciate your attention to my views.

Omaha, NE


I vehemently protest against the production of "Dogma."

Just what is it with you people anyway?

Well, I'll tell you - anyone involved in such a production is a scumbag! Now take it from there!

Origin Unknown



I strongly protest this release, as it attacks everything, God, the Church, the Mother and Mary's virginity. It condones murder, obscenity, violence, profanity, drugs, drunkeness and rebellion.

Please get rid of it, set it on fire and that will end all.

Springfield, PA


Please take time to do a little research into the Catholic Church - the negative things you hear are rumors + have no truth in them.

I challenge you to be brave enough to learn the truth!

West Fargo, ND

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