New York City, N.Y., Apr 13, 2012 / 15:46 pm
The new “The Three Stooges” movie departs from the classic comedy series by mocking nuns, Catholic League president Bill Donohue has argued.
“In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism,” Donohue said April 13.
“Yes, the slapstick is there, along with the groans, pokes, thumps, and the like. But the TV show never mocked nuns or showed infants urinating in the face of the Stooges. The film does.”
The remake, from filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly, has a plot device based on the Three Stooges raising money for their childhood orphanage run by nuns.