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Gospel of Matthew Sex, Drugs and Violence Rating

Exactly how violent and steamy is this story?

PG-13

The Gospel of Matthew is pretty tame when it comes to sex. We mean, come on—Mary doesn't even have to do the deed to conceive Jesus. But there is a bit of violence with the massacre of innocents courtesy of King Herod. A massacre is one thing, but little kids? That's a whole new level of brutality. It definitely makes Judas betraying Jesus and getting him arrested and killed pale in comparison. But at the same time, crucifixion is a torturous death, so tack that one onto the violence tally, too.

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