Squealing over the Golden Globes
Reading this freakout made my day. I think these folks are squealing like little piggies, and racing for their bibles. All these wingers could see was a vast Homo Conspiracy to pollute the culture with the wins last night. (AgapePress):
Hollywood’s promotion of sexual immorality was on full display last night (Jan. 16) at the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, where Brokeback Mountain — a film about two homosexual cowboys — won four awards, including best drama. Many critics believe the win positions the controversial film for an Academy Award.
Meanwhile, homosexual and gender-bending themes abounded during last evening’s Golden Globes presentation, which also featured key wins by Philip Seymour Hoffman for his portrayal of homosexual author Truman Capote in the film Capote and by Felicity Huffman for her role as a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual in Transamerica.
Later in the news roundup, the whining continues over the selection of openly gay actor Chad Allen to play two Christian characters in an upcoming film.
Questions and concerns have been raised over the fact that an actor playing the dual role of a slain evangelical Christian missionary and his son in the fact-based film End of the Spear is an openly homosexual “gay rights” activist.
Television, stage and film actor Chad Allen came out publicly as a homosexual in a 2001 issue of the gay publication The Advocate and has since been outspoken on a number of homosexual issues, including taking part in a Larry King Live forum on same-sex marriage — all of which leaves some Evangelicals surprised at his selection to play a dual role as two Christian characters in End of the Spear.
The theatrical film is based on the true stories of five missionaries who were killed by members of the Waodani tribe in Ecuador’s Amazon region and of Steve Saint, son of one of the murdered Christians, who eventually returned to that area and befriended the Waodani people. Allen portrays both Saint and his father in the movie, while Saint himself cooperated with the production, has a bit part, and even served as a stunt pilot. According to an article by Linda Rapp on the “gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer” culture website “glbtq.com,” Allen himself voiced concerns that the Saint family might object to having a homosexual man play their family members in the film.
However, to his surprise the actor learned that Steve Saint himself had approved of his casting after seeing a 2003 article in The Advocate, in which Allen talked about the importance of doing good works and serving others. In the glbtq.com article, Allen was quoted as pointing out that Saint had said the things the actor talked about in the Advocate were the very things for which he had fought his entire life, and it would be wrong not to ask Allen to play the part. A poster to an Internet Movie Database discussion board, a person who claims to have been involved with the production, said Allen became a good friend of the Saint family and once commented that “he got more acceptance and love from the Christian movie people than he’s had anywhere, even in his own family.”
Can’t you hear the weeping in wingnuttia over this? Ah, what a pleasure.
In other “Brokeback” news sure to piss the Right off in some way, Ang Lee and Jake Gyllenhaal will accept an award at the Human Rights Campaign New York Gala Dinner. (from HRC release):
“These two films have ignited a firestorm of honesty that is sweeping the nation,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “At dinner tables across the country the conversation about gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality is being informed with true portrayals of American life”
…”We are honored to be awarding both Jake Gyllenhaal and Ang Lee with the Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Award,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “Their work on this film has helped reshape the debate and changed the cultural fabric of our country.”
My man Chris Meloni of NBC’s Law and Order: SVU and HBO’s Oz will also be receiving an award as well, for being “a vocal supporter of the GLBT community by doing such important work as starring in public service announcements for NBC discussing discrimination and violence against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.”