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February 24, 2004

Albany-"The Passion of the Christ" is rated 'R' because it includes more than forty-five minutes of graphic violence.

Many churches in the area are not encouraging children under twelve to watch the movie, but some ministers say it is important for young people at some point to visualize the biblical events surrounding the crucifixion.

Greg Ware is a minister to students at Byne Memorial Baptist church. Ware says "It was a very violent thing. I heard someone even today saying had we been there that day it would have been a rated 'R' scene because that's just the way it was. I think for children it's something that might just be too overwhelming for them to understand.

Some psychologists say the graphic images could have a negative impact on children.

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