March 24, 2008

WHEN YOU HAVE NO PROMOTION BUDGET, REMEMBER RULE ONE...:

Expelled Expels Darwinist (Josh Hurst, 03/24/08, Christianity Today)

Expelled—the Ben Stein-hosted documentary about Intelligent Design, coming to theaters in April—continues to cause a commotion and make headlines, including late last week when a biology professor was barred from a Minneapolis screening, even though he plays a big role in the film.

PZ Myers, an associate professor of biology at the University of Minnesota-Morris and a prominent atheist, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he was asked to leave the building even though he had legitimately signed up for the event.

Myers was one of several big names—including noted Darwinism proponent Richard Dawkins—in town for an atheist convention who tried to attend the screening. Myers was apparently the only one barred from the theater; Dawkins attended, and even got involved in the Q&A with one of the film's producers after the screening.

Mark Mathis, a producer of the film who attended the screening, told The New York Times that he allowed Dawkins to attend because "he has handled himself fairly honorably, he is a guest in our country and I had to presume he had flown a long way to see the film."


...there's no such thing as bad publicity.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2008 8:18 PM
Comments

This is annoyingly good publicity for atheism.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at March 24, 2008 9:42 PM

People have heard of atheism, not of the film.

Posted by: oj at March 25, 2008 1:59 AM
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