In a lengthy interview, William Peter Blatty, writer of “The Exorcist,” slips back into the light for its 40th anniversary published in yesterday’s The Washington Post described an abortion procedure to the journalist in what he (the journalist) described as, “in graphic detail.” After the description Mr. Blatty said, “That’s demonic.” If anyone knows about demons, its the author of “The Exorcist,” right?!!?
Why did this come up in the interview? Mr. Blatty has been upset with his alma mater, Georgetown University for swaying from its Catholic roots. Recently going as-so-far as inviting abortion advocate Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to be a commencement speaker last May. This was the final straw for Blatty.
Blatty has been petitioning for Georgetown to return to its Catholic roots or discontinue to call itself a Catholic Institution. Seems reasonable to me.
See, Hollywood isn’t all that bad.