By Angie Herrington
Several area pastors said they plan to address historical errors in “The Da Vinci Code” movie this Sunday in their sermons.
The movie, based on the best-selling 2003 book by Dan Brown, has sparked controversy among some Christians.
“It’s presented in such a real way that it’s going to come out as if it’s true,” said David Schonhoff, pulpit minister at Central Church of Christ. “I’m afraid that’s going to shake people’s faith.”
Two groups from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church are seeing the movie this weekend and discussing it afterward, pastor Russell Hildebrandt said.
He called the movie “an attack on Christianity.”
Meanwhile, moviegoers who watched the film today gave it mixed reviews.
Melanie Hogue, 50, of Chattanooga, came out of the Rave theater with a smile on her face.
“It was great —; a delightful story,” she said. “I’m not bothered by the religious controversy because it’s fiction.”
Steve Sewell, 51, was less enthusiastic about the two-and-a-half hour movie, labeling it “OK.”
He said he thinks the hype surrounding the film is just a ploy by the movie industry to make money.
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