It turns out that the Roman Catholic Church is pretty anti-Twilight. Weird since I totally pictured the Pope chilling on his thrown reading about the star-crossed lovers and gushing to his cardinals about how he is totally team Jacob. Ok… serious now. The Roman Catholic Church has let known their concerns over the growing popularity of the Twilight series, as Vatican officials have called the vampire franchise a “moral vacuum with a deviant message.” Which I think is totally ridiculous since Twilight is so squeaky clean. I mean come on, they only feed on animals and Edward and Bella wait until marriage before having sex. Seems pretty damn moral to me.
Either way the Vatican feels the Twilight books and movies are something genuinely horrible and that parents need to pay closer attention to what their children read and watch. You know because vampires that sparkle in sunlight, save the lives of humans, wait until marriage to have sex and go to high school are pure instruments of evil and corruption.
According to Monsignor Franco Perazzolo of the Pontifical Council of Culture, “The theme of vampires in Twilight combines a mixture of excesses that as ever is aimed at young people and gives a heavy esoteric element. It is once again that age-old trick or ideal formula of using extremes to make an impact at the box office. This film is nothing more than a moral vacuum with a deviant message and as such should be of concern.”
But don’t worry Twilight fans, the Vatican does this all the time. Remember the Harry Potter drama they stirred? Oh noes! Wizardry and magic is the work of the DEVIL!!! Or what about The Da Vinci Code nonsense they went on about? They wanted the movie boycotted because it was an insult to Christianity. Really, don’t they have anything better to do? Out of all the popular books out there I can’t believe it’s the lily white Twilight that they’re attacking. Pick your battles boys, be happy that teens love a book packed full of morals.