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Post Link Posted: Sun Apr 24 2011 12:15 am
Post subject: A Brief History of the Legion of Decency
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With all the trash produced for television and movies today, America could
only benefit from a rebirth of the 'Legion of Decency'. Two generations of
youths have been corrupted by the promiscuous perverted lifestyles presented
as entertainment, and another is being influenced today. Perhaps this is one
way that the RCC can re-establish it's credentials as the moral spokesman of
America.







rickmk..../rmk/Cath/legion.html




The Legion of Decency was formed in the 1930's to combat immoral movies.
People took a pledge, in church, against bad movies. They pledged not only
never to go to any morally objectionable movie, but never even to go to any
movie theater that had ever shown a morally objectionable film!

This was very effective in discouraging Hollywood from making movies which
would earn the disapproval of the Legion of Decency. And the Legion of
Decency's ratings were very strict, much more strict than the modern
Catholic Bishops' movie rating system (which has been sadly ineffective in
influencing the making of movies).

Catholics used to be united, strong and strict, and then they were a
powerful force to be reckoned with by the movie industry!

Around the end of the 1950's, things began to change. The emphasis was taken
off condemning bad movies, and a deliberate effort was made to make The
Legion of Decency more `positive'. The pledge gradually faded out of use,
until it was finally completely forgotten.

By 1975, the Legion of Decency had ceased to exist. It was replaced by the
Bishops' new Catholic rating system. That ended the Church's influence on
the movie industry. Movie standards continue to drop.








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Post Link Posted: Sun Apr 24 2011 12:15 am
Post subject: Re: A Brief History of the Legion of Decency
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On Apr 23, 10:15 pm, "J" <jvisi...@live.com> wrote:


Quote:

Catholics used to be united, strong and strict, and then they were a
powerful force to be reckoned with by the movie industry!

Around the end of the 1950's, things began to change.


Thank goodness.












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Post Link Posted: Sun Apr 24 2011 12:15 am
Post subject: Re: A Brief History of the Legion of Decency
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On Apr 24, 12:15 am, "J" <jvisi...@live.com> wrote:

Quote:
With all the trash produced for television and movies today, America could
only benefit from a rebirth of the 'Legion of Decency'.


Sorry, we don't have any use for your NAZI organizations, if you don't
like what's on TV or at the Movies, don't watch. It's a very simple
concept. If enough people stop watching, they will have to change
their programming.

Your idiotic child molesting church has no business having influence
on anything outside of their own organization. The RCC has provem to
be little more than a criminal child sex ring.












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Post Link Posted: Sun Apr 24 2011 2:22 am
Post subject: Re: A Brief History of the Legion of Decency
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Quote:

Catholics used to be united, strong and strict, and then they were a
powerful force to be reckoned with by the movie industry!

Around the end of the 1950's, things began to change.

Thank goodness.





The big problem was that people became better educated. In the parish I
grew up in the priests were much better educated than nearly everyone else,
but that began to change in the 50's and 60's. Priests today are more
likely to be patronized than revered.












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Post Link Posted: Sun Apr 24 2011 10:57 pm
Post subject: Re: A Brief History of the Legion of Decency
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"J" <jvisions@live.com> wrote in news:4kstlb.j4f.17.1@news.alt.net:


Quote:
With all the trash produced for television and movies today, America
could


....change the channel.

Decency is in the eye of the beholder. And one man's trash is another
man's entertainment. Why do you morons believe you have the right to tell
others what they can or cannot watch on TV?

"I *am* decent. I also happen to be naked."
[Richard Dreyfuss - "The Goodbye Girl"]

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Uncle Vic












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Post Link Posted: Tue Apr 26 2011 6:43 pm
Post subject: Re: A Brief History of the Legion of Decency
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On Apr 24, 12:15 am, "J" <jvisi...@live.com> wrote:

Quote:
With all the trash produced for television and movies today, America could
only benefit from a rebirth of the 'Legion of Decency'. Two generations of
youths have been corrupted by the promiscuous perverted lifestyles presented
as entertainment, and another is being influenced today. Perhaps this is one
way that the RCC can re-establish it's credentials as the moral spokesman of
America.

rickmk..../rmk/Cath/legion.html


Wouldn't it be easier to turn off the set?


Quote:
The Legion of Decency was formed in the 1930's to combat immoral movies.
People took a pledge, in church, against bad movies. They pledged not only
never to go to any morally objectionable movie, but never even to go to any
movie theater that had ever shown a morally objectionable film!


You mean like Birth of a Nation?












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