Movie Fosters Anti-Christian Stereotypes

Country: International

Date of incident: May 15, 2009

“Angels & Demons”, a film adaptation of Dan Brown's novel of the same name released on May 15, 2009, is filled with historical inaccuracies and anti-Christian stereotypes.

The “Angels & Demons” trailer says that “the Catholic Church ordered a brutal massacre to silence them forever.” Ron Howard, the director of the film, stated that “the Illuminati were formed in the 1600s. They were artists and scientists like Galileo and Bernini, whose progressive ideas threatened the Vatican.” William Donohue, the President of the Catholic League remarks: “All of this is a lie: The Illuminati were founded in 1776 and were dissolved in 1787. It is obvious that Galileo and Bernini could not possibly have been members: Galileo died in 1647 and Bernini passed away in 1680. More important, the Catholic Church never hunted, much less killed, a single member of the Illuminati.“ Read more at: