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I had to read the entire article excerpted below to figure out just how the Academy Awards lauded pedophilia in Sunday night's broadcast. Milk--the story of slain gay rights leader, Harvey Milk--took home a couple of awards, and star Sean Penn made a pointed acceptance speech, in which he mentioned California's Proposition 8.
All in all, I thought that Penn was fairly restrained--for him--and that his comments were fairly gentle. He wanted those who voted down existing same-sex marriage rights to reflect upon their decision, and warned that their grandchildren would be ashamed of them. As well they might, if twenty years hence the issue is resolved in gays' favor.
The article uses silly language, such as "The Oscar audience applauded madly. . ." Yes, they were clearly insane. And, "In a mean-spirited curse, Penn said, “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. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.”. . . Yes, a curse. Equal rights for everyone. How horrible.
The pedophilia issue is apparently due to the subject matter of The Reader, a movie I'd never heard of before last night, which netted an award for Kate Winslet. The headline of the piece, and its implication, is that Harvey Milk (or homosexuality in general) has something to do with pedophilia, which is intentionally misleading, and wholly dishonest.
Not that I'm surprised. In fact, I almost didn't post this, as I didn't want to lend any more publicity to this ridiculous group that even my tiny little blog might lend. But it is important to show what kind of idiocy is out there; what kind of poison people feel they are free to spread with impunity. But be forewarned, should you follow this link and read beyond the excerpted article. These people are a bit twisted, and very, very interested in every element of "perversion" they find among gay people. But they don't stop there. They delve into kinky heterosexual events and--as mentioned--pedophilia, with the intent of linking them somehow to gay people. The folks behind this site are not healthy people.
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. . .
Read on, if you dare at (the dishonestly named): Americans for Truth About Homosexuality