For a while yesterday, though, it looked like everything had been sorted out: MPAA chair Joan Graves told Variety that, in a phone call with the "film's backers," said backers "acknowledged they made a mistake" in assuming the PG was for the movie's religious content. When contacted for their reaction, however, the backers acknowledged no such thing. While a rep from producer Provident Films did acknowledge that they had spoken with Graves, he insisted that her report of the conversation was "absolutely inaccurate." And, furthermore, it's the MPAA that's changing its story, not the Facing the Giants team: According to Provident, "The first communication from the MPAA was that religion was a factor in the rating. Since then, the MPAA has revised those factors to no longer include religion." Take that, MPAA.
If nothing else, this at least means the controversy will keep rolling. Thank goodness for that.