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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.
Gandalf could be headed for Iowa...
He’s no Gandalf.
Only this modern group is much more hypocritical after spending decades using the accusation of bookburning against their philosophical enemies.
At least this pervert does not deny, but even admits the fact that the Bible clearly condemns homosexuality.
I bet McKellen and the other Bible haters have no problem with pornography and even kiddie porn.
You don't understand - that's "art" in the bizarro lib-world.
“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.”
The LDS people have a few of their own glaring errors. Not a religion to look to for wisdom.
See my tag line.
Lots of people rip out the parts of the Bible they disagree with. Its called cafeteria Christianity. In his case its called Guilt.
Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters
Conservatives treasure Bibles and burn Kiddie Porn.
Anyone caually flipping through their vandalized Bible will notice something missing and want to investigate what it is.
Cesorship, as always, is a favorite tool of the Left.
Faggies like McKellen demand `tolerance’ with angry shouts, but then fail to allow it to work both ways.
Intolerant faggie! He’s as bad as the atheist father of commie Barbara Ehrenreich, who simply stole every Gideon Bible out of every hotel room he stayed in, then made huge triumphant piles of them in his living room.
Just shows you what a great actor he is: you would never guess that behind the wisdom, kindness, nobility, and glorious courage of Gandalf is the petty, ugly, shrivelled little heart of a queer man.
The libs have been ripping out the portions of The Constitution that they don’t like. Of course, they have been replacing the missing portions with reverse discrimination, the homosexual agenda, and gun-grabbing.
Soon enough he will find out that the scripture he hates is true. By then it will be too late for him.
Why do homosexuals have to campaign for being homsexuals? I think it is because they know what they do is perverted and a mental disorder, and try to make themselves feel better by defending it. There is nothing normal about it.
Kinda makes you wish the servants of Sauron won....
Because disregarding the parts of the Bible you don't agree with is a matter of conscience.
McKellen admitted to destruction of other people's property.
Typical intolerant queer. I believe he will get his in the end, no pun intended.
Intolerant Bigot practicing his deviant lifestyle.
Before the PC police got into medicine full time cause they couldn't be real doctors, the DSM criteria indicated homosexuality as a mental illness.
It shows a lack of gender identification, low impulse control with compulsive behavior, narcissistic thinking, and predilection to addictive behavior. Anybody that thinks going into public stalls for sex is normal, has a problem themselves.
The sad and pathetic thing is that the homosexuals know they are participating in aberrant behavior, but in a truly childish fashion are closing their eyes, covering their ears and saying,"naah-nah-nah-nah, can't hear what your saying".
This actor that rips up bibles is a grown man, acting like a little child...that's all that needs to be shown. The action speaks volumes of the pathetic view he has of himself and the inability to even control this childish act.
18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book. 19And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy, God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Oh wait, I'm not a Mooslimb.
> Whats the big deal? People effectively throw out the portions of the Bible they dont like all the time. Its like a scriptural smorgasboard.
I have to agree. I just got bashed on another thread for suggesting that not everybody believes the same thing the most literal of Christians do. Yet within the Bible there are:
- dietary requirements to avoid pork and other products (you can eat it if you are a guest somewhere and it’s placed in front of you — but you can’t go out and kill it and eat it yourself.)
- requirements that a woman with her period be “put apart” for a week, after which she has to take two turtles or two doves to church for an offering.
- assertions that the Earth is flat and does not move.
- an assertion that pi = 3.0.
I could give other examples. But the point is that you’re right — very few people who proclaim themselves Biblical literalists actually are.
I am a Christian (whether defined by belief or actions) but someday I want to go to space and see for myself the spherical Earth. And I hope they use something a little closer to 3.141593 in their calculations to get me there. And if I happen to go up with a woman who’s having her period, it really won’t bother me any.
I started to say this is old news, but I see it’s a new interview.
Tolerance: liberals don’t have any.
One brown ring to rule them all, and in the darkness bind them.
So whats he going to do when they replace all the Bibles with Korans? I can bet that little expression of denial and self hatred won’t last long.
His public behavior is tanishing all is performances.
The nut jobs don’t understand how this makes people LESS willing to buy see their movies.
It does not even have to be a big intent, but if people have to chose between a movie with him vs a movie without him, people will gravitate for the without.
So, since he only rips out that reference, does that mean he’s OK with the rest of the Bible? Why doesn’t he just keester an El Marko into the hotel and redact?
When the day comes for Ian McKellen to face God, the Scriptures will be perfectly intact, and Mr. McKellen will be judged by every word in those Scriptures. And all the denial of that fact and all the momentary destruction of a few Bibles won't change that reality.
Mr. McKellen will spend all eternity knowing what he could have had if he had not waged war on God. There is no loss at all compared to eternity in hell, banished forever from the sight of Almighty God.