If Tom Hanks stars in the Da Vinci Code film, what will the Greek Orthodox clergy do?Someone should ask the Greek bishop of Los Angeles what he will think if a person who frequently attends his church takes money for a film based on a book that argues that Jesus got married and that worship of a goat god is a good thing. Is it o.k. for Orthodox Christians to make money on a film based on a book that says traditional Christianity is evil?Does Hanks receive communion while making a movie that argues that communion is foisted on us to hide the truth?It is a free country. Hanks can make any film he wants to make. However, the Church need not extend fellowship to someone making an openly blasphemous film.Will the Church take a stand? We can trust that the fact that Hanks is a “star” and has a great deal of money will have no impact on the decision. We know that pastoral ministry should be private. Nobody wants Hanks private conversations with clergy made public, but a public film is about to come out with a person who has identified himself in interviews as “Orthodox.” What are the faithful to think?
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