"Hollywood generates a cultural sewer so rank that you'd have to go back to some of the more perverse Roman emperors to find anything comparable"
That's shrill hyperbole.
And who do we blame for gore-fests like "Left Behind" and "The Passion of the Christ?" How does Hawkins rate the perverse anger and rudeness emanating from "conservative" forums? Does he blame "conservatives" like Murdock? Gibson? LaHaye? Does he want to bring back Comstock? The Legion of Decency? Truth is, there was a great cultural cover-up going on in the early 20th century. Hollywood was artificially suppressed. It didn't accurately reflect our society any more than today's Hollywood does.