- Bill Bright, leader of Campus Crusade for Christ, offers to pay the 10 million dollar produciton cost for the film in return for the negative to destroy it. (Studio Fires)
- Universal publishes letters with Bill Bright, and 600 protesters postest in Los Angeles at MCA headquarters.
- Militant Christian groups burn cathedral showing film in France. They claim they will go to jail in order to defend against the "anti-christian racism" of the film. (Religious Wars)
- Assaulting filmgoers, throwing tear gas into theaters showing the film. (Religious Wars)
- Out of nearly fifty theaters outside Paris, only twenty continue to show the film after initial violence. (Police Suspect)
- Year before release, Conservative groups in America protest through petitions, phoen campaigns, radio broadcassts, and street protests. (Culture Shock)
- Over 1200 Christian radio stations in California denounce the film. Mastermedia Internationl calls for boycott of the film. (Culture Shock)
- Individual towns seek to ban the film, some including Savanna, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Santa Ana succeed. (Culture Shock)