THE Christian Federation of Malaysia (CFM) strongly objects to the recent showing of the movie The Exorcist III by NTV7 on 5 Dec 2009 at 11pm, which was promoted by the network as a “Christmas Special”.
The CFM, which represents the Christian community in Malaysia, views with disdain the decision of the network to broadcast a satanic horror movie for public viewing, and to say that it is in connection with the season of Christmas. Such a programming decision is utterly incomprehensible and wholly inappropriate.
If indeed it is the genuine desire of the network to broadcast movies as part of a “Christmas Special”, we feel that the network should be screening movies that exemplify the Christmas spirit of love and sharing rather than a horror movie. We wonder what message the network is trying to portray to the public about the true meaning of Christmas.
The world is full of violence and horror on a regular basis. Let us at least set aside the season of Christmas, when Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, as a time to promote love, joy and peace.
Bishop Ng Moon Hing
Chairperson and Executive Committee
Christian Federation of Malaysia