Skip to comments.Michael Moore Jokes 'Jesus Was Gay' During Lecture at Georgetown
Posted on 10/04/2011 10:57:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Some Christian observers were puzzled after controversial film director and author Michael Moore joked about Jesus being gay during his Friday guest lecture at Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic University in the United States.
Moore, the filmmaker behind "Fahrenheit 9/11," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Sicko," was discussing his newest book, Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life, and his films in a guest lecture for students, faculty and media.
Moore, who was raised Catholic, used Christian themes throughout his speech, according to Fox News. At one point he insinuated that Jesus was gay.
"You know those 12 men Jesus was always hanging out with? Mhm," Moore reportedly said, evoking laughter.
Some prominent members of the Christian community were not moved by the event.
"If Michael Moore had gone to an orthodox Catholic school and said something reverential, that would be big news," Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights told The Christian Post in an email. "But for him to go to Georgetown and say something stupid - implying Jesus was gay - is on the order of dog bites man."
Still, some found the joke, as well as the students' reaction, improper.
"The question of why Michael Moore, a self-professed Catholic, would make a 'joke' like that is beyond asking and doesn't really interest me. But my question is why did this receive laughter at a self-described Catholic university?" journalist Matt Archbold asked later in an article in the National Catholic Register. "Is Georgetown so far gone that this kind of idiocy is greeted with nothing other than laughter?"
A number of commenters agreed with Archbold's reaction.
"Oh, so joking about the Lord being gay is fine?" wrote one reader. "So long is we are all joking, we can slur or smear anyone?"
Moore also reportedly dropped several "f-bombs" during his lecture.
"Sorry I said [expletive] the first time. I didn't realize I was in a church," the filmmaker said, according to Fox News.
Moore reportedly spoke at length about health care, young voters and their disenchantment with President Barack Obama and the need for the wealthy to pay higher taxes. He said rich Americans seemed happy when their income was taxed at a higher rate, according to The Blaze.
"We as Americans have allowed a very small group of people to be highly skilled practitioners of one of the seven deadly sins," he said in the lecture. "And that sin, of course, is greed."
Moore has been voicing his support of the Wall Street rallies called "Occupy Wall Street." He even showed up in the lower Manhattan area in person on Sept. 27.
odd, how he nvr jokes about any other religious figure...hmmmmmmm......
He’s pushing this because it’s a way to get attention... Will someone please tell him he’s NOT a 12 year old boy...
Knowing who Michael Moore is, why would they be puzzled by his idiocy? The slob lives to offend. ...and eat.
That's like referring to Obama as a "self-professed American". Even if they make that claim, no one believes there is anything meaningful behind that alleged status.
God will not be mocked, Lipid Ass.
Actually, I think Mr. Moore’s “joke” meets the technical definition of blasphemy.
Were I him, I would think twice about chuckling over what he thinks to be clever.
Apparently, Mr. Moore does not understand that God can be provoked.
I reckon he’s a CINO.
IMHO, he really does not care.
I’d like to see Michael Moore go into a mosque and call Mohemmed a pedophile in front of a bunch of Islamists but we all know he doesn’t have the ‘stones’.
Georgetown isn’t really a Catholic school any longer.
Its Jesuit heritage is like one of Grandma’s nice old vases with an interesting history - it is brought out and dusted off every once in a while to show visitors.
What dominates now in its culture is Washington DC, elitism, and good old fashioned smugness.
I know, I went there.
You gotta understand folks — Michael Moore does not think that being gay or the gay lifestyle is wrong.
Hence, to him and those of his ilk, Jesus being gay or straight is no big deal in his worldview.
I want to pray and ask God to take Moore where he belongs right now, but, this morning when reading the bible, I was told to pray for my enemies. I don’t know if I can pray long and hard enough for these people, but wouldn’t it be great if one lefty did a 180? It happened to Steven Baldwin. Now he has quite the ministry for young people.
I am assuming that Georgetown actually invited this nitwit to speak? Then Georgetown is partly to blame. They should have known better. Personally, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere near it during the next lightening storm.
This chupabicho doesn’t have the BALLS to claim the same about the homo/pedophile POS Mohammed.
Are you talking about the Buddha?
I understand perfectly. But Michael Moore and man of this modern culture may think they make the rules, but they don’t. The one he was denigrating does. One day, Lumpy will understand that very clearly.
In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride, But the lips of the wise will preserve them.Proverbs 14:3God is saying here that you are a fool when you are full of pride.
Jonah went to Ninevah. The Whale went to film school.