On Refusing to Watch ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’


When I first saw the trailer for this, I thought: “What fun!”

And then it was released.

And then I read, I don’t remember where, that it featured a vicious and bigoted depiction of evangelical Christians — whose slaughter is seen as an act of perverse justice.

So fun it was not, especially in light of those Christians beheaded and crucified by ISIS butchers, the images of which were still emblazoned on my mental landscape.

I just stumbled upon this post by Maggie Gallagher, which was published back in February. I hope she won’t mind my quoting from it extensively. I think it is apropos for a couple of reasons: (1) Kingsman: The Secret Service is now available on VOD and promoted incessantly as “kick-ass” fun, and (2) the glee with which secular elites continue to raze Christian cultural markers, institutions, and businesses. This may very well turn into something far more Jihadi-like as their “social justice” tendrils begin choking the oxygen out of more brains. Continue reading “On Refusing to Watch ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’”