Maybe my memory is a bit hazy, but I dont recall a big storm when that flick hit the theaters.
I think you’re right. As I recall, there wasn’t a very vocal Christian movement in 1978. Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority in 1979. It seems to me that that’s when we started to make ourselves heard for the first time in a very long time.
There was a HUGE controversy here- it was banned in Ontario.