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Tax dollars support sickness masquerading as art at Sundance Film Festival
AFA ^ | 2/6/07 | Don Wildmon

Posted on 02/06/2007 12:11:24 PM PST by epow

February 6, 2007

Tax dollars support sickness masquerading as art at Sundance Film Festival

Recently I sent you information on two films featured at the Sundance Film Festival. One, "Hounddog," featured a scene where a 12-year-old girl was raped. The other film, "Zoo," was about a man having sex with a horse.

AFA has learned that your tax dollars were used to support the Sundance Film Festival. The National Endowment for the Arts gave between $100,000 and $249,000 to help underwrite the festival, and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) gave between $50,000 and $99,999.

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gets millions of dollars to support "art." A few years ago the NEA helped fund a crucifix submerged in urine and named "Pis- Christ." NEA has sponsored similar "art" projects with tax dollars.

PBS gets tax funding from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Every other non-profit broadcasting station must raise their own funds, but CPB and PBS are funded with hundreds of millions of tax dollars. PBS is probably the most liberal network in America. Hollywood has hundreds of millions of dollars to underwrite the cost of the Sundance Film Festival, but they would rather use your tax dollars than their own money. Together, these two organizations provided upwards of $350,000 of tax money to the film festival.

The arts community annually gets over a billion dollars from private sources to finance their art. Yet they still go to Congress to ask for receive, millions of tax dollars. And the receive it.

What did the taxpayer get for his money? Click here to see part of the letter I sent you earlier about the Sundance Film Festival.

Take Action Send emails to your two U.S. Senators and Representative concerning this issue. Ask your Senators and Representatives to stop providing tax dollars to support the National Endowment for the Arts and PBS. Let these two organizations be funded with public donations, not tax dollars.

Click Here to Email Your Senators and Representative Now!


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: dollars; pornography; religion; tax
We all pay taxes, but how many of you know that you are forced by federal law to support the display of Hollyweird films that feature perverted, deviant sex acts with a portion of your tax money?
1 posted on 02/06/2007 12:11:25 PM PST by epow
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To: epow

My tax dollars should not be funding the arts--period. Let those who patronize the arts pay for it themselves.


2 posted on 02/06/2007 12:16:59 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: epow

Aren't you a bit out of touch with the times? After all, Rudy has been anointed as our candidate and good Republicans aren't supposed to care about this sort of thing anymore.

/sarc


3 posted on 02/06/2007 12:17:09 PM PST by Old_Mil (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: epow

Well, it sure is not any worse than being forced to pay taxes to support criminal illegal immigrants, AND pay for thier impact on our society. While at the same time, paying taxes to support the government that encourages them to break our written laws....tell me which is worse???


4 posted on 02/06/2007 12:17:21 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: epow
If the rich would just pay their fair share then we would be able to give at least a million dollars to Sundance. Damned skinflint rich!
5 posted on 02/06/2007 12:17:47 PM PST by T.Smith
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To: epow

"The National Endowment for the Arts gave between $100,000 and $249,000 to help underwrite the festival, and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) gave between $50,000 and $99,999."

So... it's not our "tax dollars", it's more like our "tax one-hundredth-of-a-penny".


6 posted on 02/06/2007 12:19:45 PM PST by linda_22003
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To: EagleUSA

Don't worry, I'm sure that next year Sundance will feature a film about criminal illegal aliens raping underage horses.

(Sympathetic to the "undocumented workers" who are just trying to "express their true sexual identities" no doubt.)


7 posted on 02/06/2007 12:21:16 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: epow
The other film, "Zoo," was about a man having sex with a horse.

Was this a documentary about that farm in Washington?

8 posted on 02/06/2007 12:21:40 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: epow

Do not alter headlines.


9 posted on 02/06/2007 12:22:14 PM PST by Sidebar Moderator
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To: epow

No news here. Its been happening for years.


10 posted on 02/06/2007 12:22:56 PM PST by Lacey13
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To: epow
The other film, "Zoo," was about a man having sex with a horse.

A documentary about Prince Charles?

11 posted on 02/06/2007 12:23:09 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: epow

Back in the 1970s, Don Wildmon sounded the Clarion Call on this and saved many souls from certain perdition. /sarc
12 posted on 02/06/2007 12:24:26 PM PST by Borges
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To: epow

I'm a screenwriter and I can't stand the politics of Sundance. Being a conservative in such a Liberal industry isn't an easy proposition.


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13 posted on 02/06/2007 12:27:52 PM PST by xuberalles (Anti-Liberal Novelties, Titillating Tees! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: Disambiguator

Yes.

No one actually has sex with any animals in the movie. It's just about the guy's life.


14 posted on 02/06/2007 12:28:04 PM PST by Sols
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To: epow
Recently I sent you information on two films featured at the Sundance Film Festival. One, "Hounddog," featured a scene where a 12-year-old girl was raped. The other film, "Zoo," was about a man having sex with a horse. AFA has learned that your tax dollars were used to support the Sundance Film Festival. The National Endowment for the Arts gave between $100,000 and $249,000 to help underwrite the festival, and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) gave between $50,000 and $99,999. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) gets millions of dollars to support "art." A few years ago the NEA helped fund a crucifix submerged in urine and named "Pis- Christ." NEA has sponsored similar "art" projects with tax dollars.

Sen. Joseph Lieberman said on Tuesday that Congress should consider a tax to fund the U.S.-declared war on terrorism and reduce the need to cut domestic programs to pay for security spending.

U.S. should weigh war on terrorism tax: Lieberman

15 posted on 02/06/2007 12:28:33 PM PST by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democrat Party". - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: xuberalles

Sundance is a schlock festival. It's not really Hollywood it's low grade indies being sold to Hollywood. Very few great movies come out of there.


16 posted on 02/06/2007 12:31:10 PM PST by Borges
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To: epow

Never, ever, ever, EVER watch the film "Kids".


17 posted on 02/06/2007 12:31:45 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (If this city were any 'bluer', it'd be spelled 'bleu'.)
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To: Sols

"No animals were harmed in the making of this film."


18 posted on 02/06/2007 12:32:41 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: T.Smith
If the rich would just pay their fair share

LOL!

19 posted on 02/06/2007 12:35:08 PM PST by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: Borges

I agree. They're all about shock value and making some sort of pigheaded, political statement that has nothing to do with quality cinema.


20 posted on 02/06/2007 12:35:37 PM PST by xuberalles (Anti-Liberal Novelties, Titillating Tees! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: To Hell With Poverty

Kids had something of a 'Scared Straight' effect though.


21 posted on 02/06/2007 12:35:54 PM PST by Borges
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To: epow
Email Your Senators and Representative Now!

My "representatives" in Congress, state and local government are all communists who support this kind of funding.

22 posted on 02/06/2007 12:48:16 PM PST by onedoug
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To: Borges

Yeah, I hope so, but damn it was hard to watch!


23 posted on 02/06/2007 12:52:28 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (If this city were any 'bluer', it'd be spelled 'bleu'.)
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To: epow

More welfare for rich stars?


24 posted on 02/06/2007 1:00:23 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Pelosi, the call was for Comity, not Comedy. But thanks for the laughs. StarKisses, NVA.)
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To: epow

Sounds like a regular left wing picnic to me.

I thought Redford would be down in Havana, holding Castro's hand.


25 posted on 02/06/2007 2:03:01 PM PST by popdonnelly (Conservatives must have their own long march through the institutions.)
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To: xuberalles

I have an empty spot on my truck's rear bumper that just fits that sticker. I hope those are still available if/when Hillary is nominated. I also hope they have plans for an Obama sticker, just in case.


26 posted on 02/06/2007 3:35:17 PM PST by epow
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To: linda_22003
So... it's not our "tax dollars", it's more like our "tax one-hundredth-of-a-penny".

It's the principle that irritates me far more than the relatively niggling amount. But FYI the total federal spending to support the "arts" is over $1,000,000,000 per year. What business does the government have subsidizing "artists" whose "art" is so worthless and/or repugnant that they can't sell it?

27 posted on 02/06/2007 3:41:49 PM PST by epow
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OK, sorry. In the future I won't change anything. I don't post articles very often, so I didn't know that there's rule regarding that.


28 posted on 02/06/2007 3:46:30 PM PST by epow
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To: epow

Nice! Yep...the hillary sticker will still be there...no worries! There is also an osama-obama sticker.

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29 posted on 02/06/2007 4:51:16 PM PST by xuberalles (Anti-Liberal Novelties, Titillating Tees! http://www.cafepress.com/titillatingtees)
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To: epow

I don't understand, regardless of someone calling it "art"-how is a movie about the rape of a 12 year old NOT kiddie porn? I don't care who was in it, or who directed or produced it-it is what it is. I only hope that the distributors or producers of this filth find themselves in some jail cell when they try to peddle this filth.


30 posted on 02/06/2007 5:02:17 PM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: epow
Click Here to Email Your Senators...!

Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin? Forget it........

31 posted on 02/06/2007 5:08:23 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: epow

The Repubs had 12 years to fix it. Guess what?


32 posted on 02/06/2007 5:32:19 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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The Repubs had 12 years to fix it. Guess what?

Yep, very disappointing isn't it? Just like so many other outrageous boondoggles that I waited 40 years to see corrected by a Republican Congress and a Republican president.

I don't have another 40 years to wait for the next time that combination may come along, and even if I did I would probably just be disappointed again.

33 posted on 02/06/2007 8:53:36 PM PST by epow (I'm too blessed to get depressed)
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To: epow

I hear you, brother.


34 posted on 02/06/2007 9:16:43 PM PST by gcruse (http://garycruse.blogspot.com/)
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