According to the AmericanPapist the militant atheist author of the book upon which the Christmas movie “The Golden Compass” is based made a statement denouncing the Catholic League’s planned boycott of the movie.

According to AmP, “Compass” producer New Line Cinema has more riding on the success of this movie (and the to-be-produced trilogy) than it had riding on “The Lord of the Rings.” Studio pressure may have led author and noted secularist Phillip Pullman to break his silence regarding the boycott called by The Catholic League’s president Bill Donahue. Pullman called the boycotters “nitwits”.

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