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How Hollywood Is Killing Same-Sex Marriage
Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2014 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 01/29/2014 9:53:45 AM PST by Kaslin

In May 2012, Vice President Joe Biden floated a political trial balloon: He came out in favor of same-sex marriage. In the process, he stated that the way had been paved for the same-sex marriage movement by Hollywood. "I think 'Will & Grace' probably did more to educate the American public than almost anything anybody's ever done so far." Biden, of course, was absolutely right: Hollywood's personalization of the societal issue of same-sex marriage has shifted millions of minds.

Now, unfortunately for same-sex marriage advocates, Hollywood is busily shifting those minds back.

On Sunday, the Grammys tooted its self-proclaimed righteousness by trotting out Queen Latifah to officiate the mass wedding of 33 couples, including gay couples. She did so as new Grammy winner Macklemore shouted cloyingly sanctimonious antireligious slogans into his microphone: "The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision / And you can be cured with some treatment and religion ... Playing God, aw nah, here we go / America the brave still fears what we don't know / And God loves all his children is somehow forgotten / But we paraphrase a book written 3,500 years ago." To top off the marriages, Madonna then staggered out to warble "Open Your Heart."

This wasn't an argument for same-sex marriage. It wasn't even attractive image-making on behalf of same-sex marriage. It was hatred of Biblical values cloaked in pietistic nonsense.

Begin with the marriages themselves. The only rationale for getting married on the Grammys en masse would be either attention-seeking or spite toward Americans with traditional values, or both. Neither of these rationales scream "love," "commitment" or "societal building block."

Move on to the cheering audience -- a group of anti-marriage Hollywoodites who largely see the institution itself as patriarchal. The same folks standing up for same-sex marriage at the Grammys largely scorn the institution of marriage itself. The only time they embrace marriage is when it is being mocked, undermined or perverted. That's not a cuddly case for same-sex marriage.

Finally, look at the artists: Macklemore, who rages against religious Americans for cash and Grammys; Madonna, who is happy to glom onto the marriage bandwagon after selling her body for decades, and running through a raft of unsuccessful marriages and relationships of her own; Queen Latifah, acting as a stand-in for the government, offering up salvation via paper licenses from the state. None of this warms hearts or changes minds.

But this is Hollywood unmasked: angry, vindictive, self-righteous, anti-Biblical. The case for same-sex marriage rests on an application of Biblical principle -- monogamy and commitment -- to actions condemned by Biblical text. For years, Hollywood was able to get away with perverting the Bible by ignoring it. But in its rush to congratulate itself for overthrowing Biblical values without a shot, Hollywood spiked the football and revealed its true agenda. And that agenda is not the agenda of tolerance for individuals, but an ugly agenda of unearned moral superiority via destruction of traditional values.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: enoughalready; gaymarriage; hllyweird; hollywood; homosexualagenda; samesexmarriage

1 posted on 01/29/2014 9:53:45 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

All leftist ideas are like rust. Only proper vigilance will prevent it’s spread.


2 posted on 01/29/2014 9:55:31 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Kaslin
Great article.

It was hatred of Biblical values cloaked in pietistic nonsense.
BINGO!

3 posted on 01/29/2014 9:56:15 AM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Kaslin

bump


4 posted on 01/29/2014 9:57:10 AM PST by floozy22
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To: Kaslin

I literally vomit when I see children taken to events like that pictured above. Freakin’ sick.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 9:59:33 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin
And God loves all his children is somehow forgotten

And how do they know God loves all his children? Because the Bible says so. They can't pick and choose from the Bible. If they choose to believe the parts that say God loves us, then they also should believe the parts about homosexuality being an abomination and those who practice it being damned.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 10:05:02 AM PST by Nea Wood
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To: Viennacon

Some of these homosexual pride parades and events are being marketed as family friendly. They advertise and tell us all to bring the family, children’s events are scheduled, etc.

Of course, we will be called homophobic and worse to say anything.

But I’ve noticed that media cheerfully report on homosexual pride events nowadays, with the same cheer on which they report on the 4th of July or New Years Eve or county fairs. I assume that it is homophobic not to grant positive coverage to homosexual themed events.


7 posted on 01/29/2014 10:21:53 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Kaslin

“Now, unfortunately for same-sex marriage advocates, Hollywood is busily shifting those minds back.”

Having a mass ‘gay marriage’ is somehow a homo bridge too far for those people whose discernment is already so bad already that they voluntarily subject themselves to the absolute dog squeeze of the Grammy awards show? I don’t know, I find that hard to believe.

Freegards


8 posted on 01/29/2014 10:23:50 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Dilbert San Diego

***Some of these homosexual pride parades and events are being marketed as family friendly.***

Yet they end up being displays of overt exhibitionism.


9 posted on 01/29/2014 10:33:54 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Kaslin

I think Queen Latifa is a closet lesbian and has a long time partner. But, she plays a lot of romantic roles, so it is kept hush-hush, so she can keep her fan base.


10 posted on 01/29/2014 10:37:30 AM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: lulu16
Queen Latifa has been out of the closet for over a year:

http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/05/24/queen-latifah-gay-girlfriend-comes-out-lesbian-lgbt-pride/

11 posted on 01/29/2014 10:44:20 AM PST by Kazan
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To: Ransomed
"Having a mass ‘gay marriage’ is somehow a homo bridge too far for those people whose discernment is already so bad already that they voluntarily subject themselves to the absolute dog squeeze of the Grammy awards show? I don’t know, I find that hard to believe."

I agree. I was at a family event on Sunday, and both my sisters were eager to get home and watch the Grammies because Macklemore was up for all those awards. I doubt they were offended by anything they saw.
12 posted on 01/29/2014 11:14:36 AM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Nea Wood
And God loves all his children is somehow forgotten

Not that anyone at that event cares, but we are actually born apart from God, and are referred to as children of Satan,m John 8:31-44. Only those who believe on the name of Jesus are given the right to be called "Sons of God" John 1:12.

People love to claim we should be who God made us to be. However, they forget God only made 1 person, Adam, and only begot 1, Jesus. We were born of our parents, and of the husbands will. We are sinful, because we are born into it, and can only be God's child if we are born again, John 3:3.

13 posted on 01/29/2014 11:43:59 AM PST by jimmyray
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To: Kaslin
All the more reason there needs to be created a conservative/patriotic pop culture. Why aren't we building conservative movie studios? Why are we not building conservative record labels? Why are we not pooling our money in conservative funds to buy control of cable and satellite companies? If those funds don't exist, I'm pretty sure there are people out there who could create them.

Instead of investing in the future of our country, we're too busy investing for the end of this quarter. Instead of taking definite steps to fix our problems, we're too busy blowing a lot of hot air, bitching about the Grammies. Instead of fighting back, we're throwing our arms up in the air and surrendering like a bunch of limp-wristed Frenchies. Is there not an ounce of fight left in us?

Music, movies, video games, professional sports, TV shows are powerful weapons with which the Left is killing us. Why did we allow "Will and Grace" to go unanswered? Why do we allow Jay Z, et al, to spew their un-American bullshi'ite unchallenged? Why do we let Jon Stewart and Bill Maher get away with their crap, and not do anything to deprogram the 20/30/40-something skulls full of mush that watch them? Unless we start doing something meaningful -- and right the f**k now -- the picture above is our future, only it'll be much, much worse.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

14 posted on 01/29/2014 12:12:17 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: Kaslin

It was hip to praise the perverts until it just got old and really, really, annoying and people started shooting.

This will probably be the way history records these moments in popular culture.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 12:22:50 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: Kazan

I wonder if she will be playing in more com-roms. Now that she has made a mockery of marriage and played up her collective values, I am not inclined to see her “feel good” movies. Thanks for the heads-up.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 1:52:48 PM PST by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: jimmyray

And who was it that made Eve?


17 posted on 01/29/2014 1:56:12 PM PST by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: wku man
Why aren't we building conservative movie studios? Why are we not building conservative record labels? Why are we not pooling our money in conservative funds to buy control of cable and satellite companies?

Conservatives don't have the money

18 posted on 01/29/2014 2:02:58 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL
The Koch brothers don't have the money? Trump doesn't have the money? 50 million conservative investors can't pool their money? Hogwash...the money's there. The will is what's missing.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

19 posted on 01/29/2014 2:18:50 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: wku man

You think Koch brothers are “conservative” in the way we men it? Probably about as conservative as the Chamber of Commerce which is at war with the TEA Party


20 posted on 01/29/2014 2:24:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RipSawyer
That point is debatable regaring "created" versus "made", and many treat it as a semantical issue. Adam was created from the dust of the earth, whereas Eve was formed from a rib of Adam. Hoever, in God's mind, they were called "man", Genesis 1:27. In keeping with Romans 5:12, reference is made to Adam only, thus my assertion. However, this is not a matter for dogmatism, and will accept that he created 2 people, if it is preferred.

In any case, if we allow Eve as a "child of God" then that doubles the original number, but still remains only 2. We, you and I, are not children of God by virtue of our existence, rather, we are "sons of man" (as Jesus called himself) and we are sons of the Devil, as he also described us.

We are not all God's children, as so many assert, mostly those who try to rationalize there abberant behavior by asserting "God made me this way", which is rubbish. God does not cause anyone to sin, James 1:13-15.

21 posted on 01/29/2014 2:25:08 PM PST by jimmyray
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To: GeronL
I don't know much about the Koch brothers, only that they're always mentioned as being conservative; they were just an example off the top of my head. I was making a broader point, that there are plenty of wealthy conservatives who could help, if they weren't focused on how their portfolios are going to do this quarter, and this quarter only. Instead of investing in "emerging markets", they need to invest in stopping "emerging Communism" here at home. Even the typical conservative Joe Investor, instead of just blindly accepting what their Edward Jones or Raymond James broker tells them, should start looking for ways to put at least part of their money to work saving our Republic.

I can't make it happen, 'cause my brain's not wired for the money game. But someone out there can.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

22 posted on 01/29/2014 3:07:30 PM PST by wku man (We are the 53%! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUXN0GDuLN4)
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To: jimmyray

these idiots don’t care about adults. They want the young minds full of mush.


23 posted on 01/29/2014 3:08:42 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
these idiots don’t care about adults. They want the young minds full of mush.

And they are being wildly successful, because the parent(s) of said children have minds of mush as well.

When did we, as an aggregate populace, stop thinking for ourselves? Have we ever, or were we simply protected because of the predominate morality that general Biblical morals and education in society had wrought?

Well, at least we know these are the good ole days, as it will continue to wax worse and worse, as The Day approaches.

24 posted on 01/29/2014 3:31:07 PM PST by jimmyray
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Safe to say that same sex will not survive marriage.


25 posted on 01/29/2014 3:34:07 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Kaslin
Grammy winner Macklemore shouted cloyingly sanctimonious antireligious slogans into his microphone: "The right-wing conservatives think it's a decision / And you can be cured with some treatment and religion ... Playing God, aw nah, here we go / America the brave still fears what we don't know / And God loves all his children is somehow forgotten / But we paraphrase a book written 3,500 years ago."

Giving him all the rap Grammys hasn't won Mack or the Academy or their cause much love in the "authentic rap community."

26 posted on 01/29/2014 3:45:22 PM PST by x
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To: wku man
All the more reason there needs to be created a conservative/patriotic pop culture. Why aren't we building conservative movie studios? Why are we not building conservative record labels? Why are we not pooling our money in conservative funds to buy control of cable and satellite companies? If those funds don't exist, I'm pretty sure there are people out there who could create them.
Have you ever noticed how much time it can take to format a post really well? IMHO it is a rule that the higher the production values of a movie - like to fine formatting of a post - the stronger the tendency for the content and meaning of the production to be denigrated. Something like that is going on.

The people who are good at production values aren’t necessarily Denis Prager or Thomas Sowell.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 7:05:39 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion ("Liberalism” is a conspiracy against the public by wire-service journalism.)
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To: Kaslin
How Hollywood Is Killing Same-Sex Marriage

PShaw...

..ya oughta see what GOD will do to it!!




Genesis 13:13
Now the men of Sodom were wicked and were sinning greatly against the LORD.

Genesis 18:20-21
20. Then the LORD said, "The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and
their sin so grievous
21. that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know."

Genesis 19:4-7
4. Before they had gone to bed, all the men
from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house.
5. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them
."
6. Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him
7. and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing.

Psalms 12:8 The wicked freely strut about when what is vile is honored among men.

Doonesbury Cartoon for Feb/08/2013

Isaiah 3:9 The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it. Woe to them! They have brought disaster upon themselves.

2 Peter 2:13b Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.


Ezekiel 16:49-50
49. "`Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
50. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen.



2 Peter 2

1. But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves.
2. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.
3. In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.
4. For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them into gloomy dungeons to be held for judgment;
5. if he did not spare the ancient world when he brought the flood on its ungodly people, but protected Noah, a preacher of righteousness, and seven others;
6. if he condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah by burning them to ashes, and made them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly;
7. and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the filthy lives of lawless men
8. (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard)--
9. if this is so, then the Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials and to hold the unrighteous for the day of judgment, while continuing their punishment.
10. This is especially true of those who follow the corrupt desire of the sinful nature and despise authority. Bold and arrogant, these men are not afraid to slander celestial beings;
11. yet even angels, although they are stronger and more powerful, do not bring slanderous accusations against such beings in the presence of the Lord.
12. But these men blaspheme in matters they do not understand. They are like brute beasts, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed, and like beasts they too will perish.
13. They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done.
Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you.



But there IS hope!!!

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9. Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived:
Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders
10. nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.
11. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.


If you could NOT change, you would be in most pitiful shape...
 

 
 
 
 

28 posted on 01/30/2014 3:10:09 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Some of these homosexual pride parades and events are being marketed as family friendly.

Mormonism is marketed as Family Forever®.


https://www.google.com/search?q=forever+family&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7ADRA_enUS475#q=forever+family+mormon&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address

29 posted on 01/30/2014 3:12:58 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Of course, we will be called homophobic and worse to say anything.



30 posted on 01/30/2014 3:56:53 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jimmyray
John 3:18
31 posted on 01/30/2014 4:01:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: wku man

true dat!


32 posted on 01/30/2014 4:02:33 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: jimmyray

Indeed.


33 posted on 01/30/2014 12:03:41 PM PST by rdb3 (Drive for show, putt for dough. No wonder why I stayed broke on the links!)
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