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Writer of Disney’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Ditches Biblical Themes for ‘Lots of New Age Content’

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The writer of Disney’s “A Wrinkle in Time” is defending her decision to remove Christian themes from the movie. She removed references to Jesus and various Biblical passages, from the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s popular book by the same name, she says, for a message of inclusiveness.

In an interview with Uproxx, screenwriter Jennifer Lee explained why she decided to remove Biblical references found throughout L’Engle’s popular 1962 children’s fantasy novel.

“The book is pretty open about its Christian ideals,” said Mike Ryan, a senior entertainment writer at Uproxx, while interviewing Lee. “The movie doesn’t directly reference them,” he noted.

“What I looked at, one of the reasons Madeleine L’Engle’s … had that strong Christian element to it wasn’t just because she was Christian, but because she was frustrated with things that needed to be said to her in the world and she wasn’t finding a way to say it and she wanted to stay true to her faith,” Jennifer Lee said.

“And I respect that and I understand those feelings of things you want to say in the world that need to be said that are out there,” she added.

L’Engle, who died in 2007, was a devout Christian and said she used A Wrinkle in Time to share her reflections about God.

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