"Compass" Controversy

Perhaps you've been part of the massive e-mail campaign to boycott the upcoming movie "The Golden Compass" starring Nicole Kidman. Critics of the movie say its anti-religion. The movie is based on the first of a three book series by Philip Pullman, who has made comments in the past about being an atheist and how his books reflect that.

Today we had a lively debate about the movie between Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, and Ellen Johnson, president of American Atheists. At one point things got so heated, I had to have both sides take a deep breath and refocus! It's times like that when your experience as a mom comes in handy because you are used to breaking up fights and giving timeouts! Anyway, if you are considering whether or not to take your kids to see this, then check out our debate. The bottom line: both sides agree about communicating with your children about this and all things they see on the screen.