Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hollywood: "Commie, Homo-loving Sons of Guns"

Milk, the story of the first openly homosexual man in a significant political office, appeared at the same time that Proposition 8 was gaining notoriety in California. It won two Oscars, and in both acceptance speeches, Dustin Lance Black and Sean Penn respectively spoke about gay rights and the future of equality in America.

Sean Penn, famous for his liaisons with Fidel Castro and other extremists, had some extreme things to say about this issue. He addressed the audience as "you commie, homo-loving sons of guns," and said, "I think it is a good time for those who voted for the ban on gay marriages to sit and reflect and anticipate their shame and disgrace in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue in this way to support."

Those who oppose Proposition 8 assume that Christians are filled with hatred and bigotry because they will not accept homosexual lifestyles. They are quick to cite a few quotes from Christ about love, but love to ignore the rest. Either side will not tolerate the other, but the difference is that Hollywood labels Christians as bigots and liberals as heroes. Clearly, Hollywood cannot tolerate the conservative and deserve their own appellations.

Christians may legally and unabashedly vote their moral conscience because the individual and society are inseparably connected: what one person does always affects another.

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