This CanWest article about The Golden Compass rightly spotlights the crux of the conflict over author Phillip Pullman’s anti-Christian prejudice and anti-C.S. Lewis propaganda.
But it’s wrong to identify me as a “Catholic film critic.” (Apparently, they’re quoting an earlier, erroneous reference to me in The Observer.) Technically, that’s just untrue. I have not made any formal conversion to Catholicism, and I’m still a member at GreenLake Presbyterian Church. You could call me “Catholic-friendly,” I suppose… as several of my close friends are Catholic. And I certainly don’t agree with many of the misguided, ill-informed objections to Catholic tradition that I encounter in evangelical circles. But no, I don’t want any false rumors to get started.