Belfast Telegraph

Rethink needed on plans to screen satanic films at church

Editor's Viewpoint

To the organisers of the Belfast Film Festival, a disused church is the appropriate setting for screening The Omen and The Exorcist, just as Crumlin Road Gaol would be a great venue for a film like The Shawshank Redemption.

But they can hardly be surprised that others think that films with satanic themes are not suitable for a church, even if it is disused.

No matter whether it is still deemed to be consecrated ground or not, some former parishioners will still regard it as a sacred site with memories of baptisms, marriages and funerals - important points in life's journey.

Sensitivity to local feelings should never be overlooked.

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