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 which urged people to write with their complaints.

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 September 30th, 1999


Please, please never release the film Dogma. As a Christian and a member of the Catholic Church, I am seeing to it that all members and friends will boycott this film.

Let us all work together to do Good, for the film industry and it's viewers - Please, please do not distroy(sic) the love of Our God - the very thing our country was founded on many years ago.

Dogma must never reach the eyes of anyone on this earth.

Northport, AL


I am greatly distressed that your company is behind the production and distribution of "Dogma", an offensive film which ridicules Catholics and the Catholic tradition.

Yes, I guess you can hide behind your first amendment rights, but is that any excuse to poke fun at a sacred tradition embraced by 175 million Americans?

What if the shoe was on the other foot, and the script called for putting down the Jewish faith? Would you want your Jewish friends to know you were behind it? Do you think your father and mother would be proud of you for ridiculing the religion they respect and cherish.

This film is beneath contempt. It doesn't even belong in the so-called art theatres. I urge you to keep it out of distribution.

Cleveland, OH

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