When Conservative Religion and Fear Rule the United-States.
150 years after “On The Origin of Species” was published, you’d think that the passion over this might have cooled down a bit and not that it would be such a hot topic any more.
Of course, it may be that movie distributors look at the polls, and :
a Gallup Poll shows that only 39% of Americans say they "believe in the theory of evolution," while a quarter say they do not believe in the theory, and another 36% don't have an opinion either way. These attitudes are strongly related to education and, to an even greater degree, religiosity. (Gallup)
It should also be remembered that most of Darwin's theories are now accepted as a foundation of biological science.
But that’s even beside the point. Regardless of what one believes, the very notion that a movie cannot be distributed because it may offend a religious group is appalling. It means that culture is based on fear and intimidation. It is the way of countries run by religious fundamentalists like Iran, Saudi Arabia or Taliban Afghanistan, not the way of a democratic country that claims to believe in freedom of expression. If this movie finds no distributor, it will be a great shame to the United-States.