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Posted on 08/31/2007 4:59:51 AM PDT by monomaniac
By John-Henry Westen
AUKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality.
In an August 10 interview on New Zealand's TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour "He's the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part of the bible out that criticizes homosexuality."
"Yes it is true," responded McKellen in even tones. "Its Leviticus 18:22 that I object to, or is it 22:18, I've always got to look it up. Thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman, it is an abomination. And they, I think the punishment for an abomination was being stoned to death," he said.
McKellen added, "I think it's rather obscene and pornographic, and shouldn't be there, so I remove it."
Asked how many bibles he has vandalized, McKellen replied, "I have no idea, but other people do it as well, people send me evidence that they have been removing that."
McKellen has been vandalizing bibles in the same fashion for at least a few years. He first admitted publicly to the activity in 2004 in an interview with the UK Telegraph. (see: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml;jsessionid=4UNBF1MS0VDI3QFIQMFCFF4AVCBQYIV0?xml=/arts/2004/05/17/bfian.xml&page=2 )
In May last year, McKellen campaigned for homosexual 'marriage' in Britain. He complained that a then-new UK law allowing homosexual civil unions did not go far enough. "I really can't see why the government couldn't just say gay people can get married - that would have been true equality and so much simpler. But that hasn't been done because they couldn't face the furore," he said.
Ironically, the genius behind the story which gave McKellen his current pedestal - J.R. Tolkien - held that homosexuality was a disorder and was a staunch defender of traditional Catholic teaching on sexual morality.
Tolkien's thoughts on human sexuality are most clearly represented in his personal writings. In Tolkein's letter to his then-21 year old son Michael, he warned that illicit sexuality is one of the prime dangers for souls. "The devil is endlessly ingenious, and sex is his favorite subject," he wrote.
Tolkien was very aware of the hardships of remaining faithful in marriage, but recognized that in only in God's plan for marriage can happiness be found. He wrote, "No man, however truly he loved his betrothed and bride as a young man, has lived faithful to her as a wife in mind and body without deliberate conscious exercise of the will, without self-denial." And in another place he said, "Christian marriage is not a prohibition of sexual intercourse, but the correct way of sexual temperance--in fact probably the best way of getting the most satisfying sexual pleasure."
See the TV1 Up Close interview with McKellen here:
The hateful face behind the “gay” facade.
I guess that’s why they can say “there’s nothing in the Bible against homosexuality”.
He abused a Bible? Shouldn’t we be rioting and killing innocent store owners for this offence, while CAIR plays apologist for us???
Instead of Gandalf the Grey being transformed to Gandalf the White - Ian M. is now Gandalf the Pink - - - the pink Swastika, that is..............
Here’s sections of the koran Ian should start ripping out. Can’t wait for the interview where he discusses it.
This kind of behavior just reinforces stereotypes about emotional instability and mental health problems. It would seem to me that people wanting to promote an image of homosexuality as just an alternative lifestyle would be smart enough not to engage in such childish antics.
I really can't see why the government doesn't just say he's sick, it would be so much simpler.
An inconvenient truth.
If you haven't read the LDS Proclamation on the Family, I urge you to read it, as it will confirm your beliefs on the sanctity of the family.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
I guess thats why they can say theres nothing in the Bible against homosexuality.
I thought the same thing. Whatever lie is convenient. Whatever crime is not likely to be caught.
What’s the big deal? People effectively throw out the portions of the Bible they don’t like all the time. It’s like a scriptural smorgasboard.
Gandalf the gray is really Gandalf the gay.
“including one odd one depicting hell fire.”.....
Do Mormons believe in hell?
What does he do about the porno channels on most hotel "cable" systems?
Great. Morality lessons coming from Sir Pokes a Lot.
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