Saturday, May 13, 2006

"Other-cott" the "Code"

From the Houston Chronicle:

Amy Welborn, author of De-coding Da Vinci, at an Opus Dei event that attracted more than 400 people.

Opus Dei, an organization of devout Catholics, has its own international campaign to correct the book's portrayal of the group as a secret society.

Welborn is among those calling for an "other-cott" next weekend — going to see another movie, such as the animated feature Over the Hedge, instead of Da Vinci. That campaign is sponsored by the Catholic grass-roots organization Da Vinci Outreach.

"I've got better things to do with my time," said Welborn, the mother of five. "But if you must see it, don't go on the first weekend, because that's important for the box-office results."