It's not enough for "DaVinci Code" star Ian McKellen to make cracks about Bible disclaimers. MRC's Michael Chapman passed along that in an interview with Reuters, he took his wisecracks directly to the Catholic Church:
“When I put the book down I thought, ’what a load of potential codswallop .That’s still going on in my mind. But I’m very happy to believe that Jesus was married.”
Sir Ian, who came out as gay in 1988 during a Radio 4 discussion programme, continued: “I know that the Catholic church has problems with gay people and I thought that this was absolute truth that Jesus was not gay.”
From there, he added that the new onslaught of criticism suggested that the critics were "snobs" who thought book readers aren't as dumb as moviegoers:
At a Cannes Film Festival press conference he said: “When the book came out the controversy didn't seem to exist.
“There were no statements from people in powerful places condemning the book.
“Is that because readers can be trusted to have minds and people that go and see movies need to protected?
“I think there’s a little bit of snobbery going on as regards the cinema.
“I think cinema-goers are just as intelligent as readers and they will make up their own minds, and in the meantime they will have a fantastic time, a fantastic ride.”