Southern American states are growing progressively more fundamentalist to the extent that some IMAX theater operators are refusing to show a documentary called Volcanoes of the Deep Sea because it contains a reference to the theory of Evolution and they’re worried it’ll offend the Fundies.
“We’ve got to pick a film that’s going to sell in our area. If it’s not going to sell, we’re not going to take it,” said Lisa Buzzelli, director of an IMAX theater in Charleston that is not showing the movie. “Many people here believe in creationism, not evolution.”
The film, “Volcanoes of the Deep Sea,” makes a connection between human DNA and microbes inside undersea volcanoes.
Given the film’s description at the official site I’d imagine there’s a lot of references to Evolution in the documentary seeing as it’s all about studying the high concentrations of unique life forms found in and around undersea volcanic vents.
It’s a shame that the theater operators aren’t even going to give folks a chance to decide if they want to see the film or not and are just caving into the pressure from the religious nutcases before it’s even applied. Have they really become that much of a majority that there’s no hope of turning any profit in showing the film in those areas? If so it makes for a scary thought that there are that many willfully ignorant people running around in this country.