Sunday, March 05, 2006

Christians protest Academy Awards



The born-again crowd is rather schizophrenic. When Brokeback Mountain came out they attacked it and predicted it would fail. When it didn’t fail and did very well for itself, even outside liberal urban areas, the Christian Right changed stories. At that time idiots like Michael Medved and others argued that the film did well because born-again Christians aren’t really the bigots portrayed by those nasty liberals. Of course the liberals were predicting the film would do well. But religion is made up of myths and lies and so a few more won’t hurt.

So the Christians were now portrayed a good guys who are tolerant and wouldn’t dare protest a film like Brokeback merely because it has a gay them. Right!

Well that message didn’t get out to 61,000 nutters who supposedly signed an anti Brokeback Mountain petition pushed by god addicts at the Center for Reclaiming America for Christ.

These Jesus-fiends attacked the film as “it is just a high-profile attempt to mainstream the homosexual agenda. That this movie uses the classic symbol of the American male – the cowboy – to promote this agenda is offensive to the vast majority of Americans.”

These antigay bigots said they would deliver the petition to the Academy in protest before the Academy Awards were handed out. In reality it is a ploy to garner publicity for a lunatic fringe of the American Taliban.

Meanwhile to show how tolerant the fundamentalist community is a Christian school in Solana Beach, California is attacking actress Michelle Williams, who co-starred in Brokeback Mountain. Williams apparently is a graduate of this school. The headmaster of Santa Fe Christian School said, “We don’t want to have anything to do with her in relation to that movie...” Talibanist Jim Hopson, the headmaster, said that Williams has made decision “which we couldn’t approve” because the film “promotes a lifestyle we don’t promote. It’s not the word of God.”

In spite of the lies of the Right they have been intolerant, hysterical and vile. In other words they were their normal selves. Ben Shapiro is a young twit who says absurd things but gets applause by old conservatives for saying everything they want to hear. He’s anti sex and pro war. He says he practices what he preaches. Well, Virgin Ben practices morality by not having sex. He exhibits his support for the war by hiding out and refusing to join the military. Can anyone say CHICKEN?

Some dreewb from the radical Right WorldNetDaily actually claimed the film was a “piece of homosexual, neo-Marxist propaganda.” Oh sure! Nogodzone is no fan of the Marxist theology. In fact we are quite critical of this religion. But there is nothing Marxist, neo or any other kind, in this film. It’s just typical smearing by the lunatic fringe.

In spite the campaign against the film by the Taliban it has done well. And depending on how the awards go tonight it may get a big boost in the coming weeks. But as of today the film has pulled in around $130,000,000. And it has been among the top ten films in the nation rather consistently since the second week of it’s release. With a couple of Oscars under it’s belt the film will probably get another boost at the box office.

Of course these fundamentalists applauded the film March of the Penquins which, they think, don't come out of the closet and are thus worthy of applause and exhibit the divine will of some god. That film, they said was a raving success. It spent 161 days in theaters across the US and grossed less than Brokeback has in just 84 days. That they call one a success and the other a failure is just an indication of their inability to see facts.

6 Comments:

Blogger Derreck said...

Well, once more Brokeback appears in the picture on this site. It sure amazes me how terribly stupid some folks are concerning this subject. Brokeback mountain is a movie, not a suicide bomber, so cut the crap on it, okay? Religion may be just the sheepscloth they use as an excuse on their outrageous homo-fobic behaviour. As the wolf is the real evil here.

I recon I've said more than enough on this subject at this site, so no more from me. Brokeback is a good movie, made for good people. It is just sad that stupid people 'hate' gay people, for little things like this, unknowing the love within us.


Derreck

March 06, 2006

 
Blogger Pirate said...

God loves em too. no matter what type of cowpoke they be. why do you care if religious people don't?

March 09, 2006

 
Blogger GodlessZone said...

Again, once more real slowly so even a Bible believer can figure it out. I care when those people want political power so that they can impose harm on the people they hate. I care when Klanners control politics and can strip blacks of their rights. I care when Nazis have power and persecute Jews. I care when Islamists have power and treat women in vile ways. Why don't you?


Fundamentalist Christians across America have power and they are using that power to hurt people. People are entitled to their fantasies. What they are not entitled to is power over others. No one has that right! When you have Christian Reconstructionists who argue for stoning homosexuals to death you can bet I will care what these lunatics are up to.

March 10, 2006

 
Blogger Pirate said...

Chrisitians have the right to the powers of this nation as much as you do. How does anyone being Chrisitian actually hurt you since you have exiled yourself from the thinking society?

Get over it bud, you're just not anymore important or any less then anyone else.

March 10, 2006

 
Blogger It is All About Jesus said...

I am a Christian, and I don't hate or even dislike any homosexuals. Do I believe that what they practice is wrong? Yes. I dislike what they do but do not dislike them. Would I go see Brokeback Mountain? NO WAY. Will I stand and protest it in a march? NO. I will not spend my time or money on anything I believe is wrong. Will I condemn those who do? NO. That is not my job. Will I tell someone what I believe to be the truth? YES!

March 18, 2006

 
Blogger GodlessZone said...

The difference between you and other Christians is that they put their beliefs into practice and you're not willing to do that. You do dislike homosexuals but not actively. Gay sex, like straight sex, only effects those involved. Secondly, it is no more inherently harmful than the same kind of things in straight sex with all the same risks and benefits. Third, you say the practice is wrong but what does that mean? I would guess you only think of sex as that is typical of Christians. What of the love and the caring and the relationships that exhibit all those traits? I would think this world could use more love not less.

All the evidence is now pointing at genetic and biological origins for sexual orientation and that makes it virtually impossible to separate the gay man from being gay. You can tell people anything you want. But you "God tells me so" is no different than the radical Muslims who merely assert that they speak for god. You don't. You speak for yourself.

March 18, 2006

 

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