Via press release:
Americans should boycott “Fifty Shades of Grey” on Valentine’s Day, say more than 60,000 signatories and a growing coalition of groups that accused NBC Universal of “using a romantic holiday to promote a movie about abuse and degradation.” The news organization LifeSiteNews, joined by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the Family Research Council, and the website Counter Cultured, released the following statement on Monday about the controversial movie.
“Feminists and social conservatives agree: “Fifty Shades of Grey” promotes misogyny, abuse, and manipulation, not relationships based upon mutual love and respect,” said the coalition. “This film normalizes and glamorizes behaviors such as stalking, threats and physical violence. Its portrayal of relationships and sex is offensive to real life victims of domestic abuse. The film sets a particularly dangerous example for younger viewers, who may not understand that attractive, charismatic young billionaire Christian Grey is also an abusive sociopath, especially since victim/narrator Anastasia Steele continually describes and portrays him as a god.”
Bill Donohue has joined in, saying that the movie is an attempt to “normalize sexual deviance” and will lead to people shoving light bulbs up their ass. Seriously.