“I think it’s a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect on their great shame, and their shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that support,” said Oscar-winner Sean Penn. star of “Milk,” in his Academy Award night rant against Prop 8 supporters. Hollywood also gave its top award to “The Reader,” a film about a woman who seduces a 15-year-old boy.
So now it’s come to this: one of the leading men in Hollywood, which has no shame, says Californians who supported traditional marriage by voting in Proposition 8 should have “great shame.” Sorry, Sean Penn: the shame is on you: every Californian who helped Prop 8 pass — overcoming millions of dollars worth of free PR from pro-homosexual-”marriage” Hollywood bigshots like you — should feel tremendous pride, not guilt, in defending and preserving marriage as God ordained it. As usual, the elitists in Hollywood have it completely backwards: it is homosexual behavior that is shameful, not traditional mores. I finally saw “Milk” over the weekend and will have more to say on that later. Ted Baehr of MovieGuide is right on below. — Peter LaBarbera
I can only assume that the "Truth" in Americans for Truth is meant to be ironic. Not to demean the ridiculousness of any of Peter LaBarbera's other arguments (like when he said that families with adopted children are OK because they're "imitating a real family"), but this is really fucking ridiculous. First of all, HOW these people find it appropriate to be bigoted douche-wipes in the name of Jesus Christ is beyond me. But that's irrelevant, really. We all know they are on the wrong side of history. The fight for gay rights is a fight we will eventually win. That said, I'm surprised that he thinks The Reader was promoting pedophilia just by dealing with the subject. I can think of something else that deals with pedophilia in a not-very-condemning way. What was that? Oh yeah...
Genesis 19:30-38 (NIV) says:
Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, "Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. Let's get our father to drink wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father."Pedophelia AND incest AND adultery! Well, shit. And it's not even condemned. Looks like the Bible is denouncing God and applauding all kinds of sin, LaBarbera. WTF?
That night they got their father to drink wine, and the older daughter went in and lay with him. He was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
The next day the older daughter said to the younger, "Last night I lay with my father. Let's get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and lie with him so we can preserve our family line through our father." So they got their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went and lay with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or when she got up.
So both of Lot's daughters became pregnant by their father. The older daughter had a son, and she named him Moab; he is the father of the Moabites of today. The younger daughter also had a son, and she named him Ben-Ammi; he is the father of the Ammonites of today.