What does a PG rating mean?

Obviously it means there’s too much pro God talk! The Motion Picture Association of America, the group that issues movie ratings, thinks that a family-friendly low-budget film called “Facing the Giants” deserves a PG rating. They feel the movie contains strong “thematic elements” that might disturb some parents.

Which “thematic elements” earned this squeaky-clean movie its PG?

“Facing the Giants” is too evangelistic.

The MPAA, noted Fuhr, tends to offer cryptic explanations for its ratings. In this case, she was told that it “decided that the movie was heavily laden with messages from one religion and that this might offend people from other religions. It’s important that they used the word ‘proselytizing’ when they talked about giving this movie a PG. …

“It is kind of interesting that faith has joined that list of deadly sins that the MPAA board wants to warn parents to worry about.”

Read the rest for yourself.


  1. Narniaman
    Jun 8, 2006


    Maybe they’ll luck out and get an “R” rating.

    That should bring in all the teenagers.

  2. Stu
    Jun 9, 2006

    Actually, an NC-17 rating would probably get them all the attention they need.