I have avoided jumping in before this because, while I'm interested, I'm conflicted in my personal beliefs and therefore will no doubt struggle trying to convey them.
In any event, Saving Private Ryan was not broadcast here in the Louisville market because it was airing at 8pm (family hour). The network affiliate is on record as stating that he would have broadcast it if it had started at 9pm. There is, I think, some logic to this in that the opening 25 minutes of the film (more or less) is graphically violent. (IMO it is the best depiction of combat in cinema.) It is most certainly not pornographic. There is, then, the valid argument that it might not be suitable for young children. What bothers me is that someone else got to decide whether it may be seen instead of me.
I am extremely frightened by erosion of the separation clause. The last time we had a theocracy here, people got burned at the stake.
Now I'm off to go re-read the epic of gilgamesh.