- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Actress Carrie Fisher says she doesn’t agree with the decision to ban a Church of England advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer from playing in theaters before the new “Star Wars” movie.

Ms. Fisher, who is reviving her role as Princess Leia in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” said offended viewers should “get a life,” after Digital Cinema Media (DCM), which represents leading theater chains Odeon, Cineworld and Vue, reportedly banned the 60-minute ad.

DCM cited a policy of not running material that is political or religious in nature as it carried “the risk of upsetting, or offending, audiences,” The Guardian reported.

“I have no idea why they would do that,” Ms. Fisher told The Daily Mail. “Offended? No. People should get a life.

“I don’t think it is offensive to have a ‘power of prayer’ advert before Star Wars,” she added.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hits U.K. cinemas on Dec. 17 and debuts in the U.S. a day later.

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