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UK Telegraph's Stanley: Hollywood Trying to Make Gay Marriage Inevitable

 

The UK Telegraph's Tim Stanley on Hollywood trying to make gay marriage culturally inevitable as the legal and political attempts to redefine marriage falter:

104111751On Saturday night, Google and YouTube will be live-streaming the premier of “8,” a play about the federal trial that overturned a California law banning gay marriage. It’s based on court transcripts and purports to tell the objective truth, although its politics are pretty brazen. The play is written by the talented screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J Edgar) and stars anyone who is anyone who ever voted Democrat – George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Jane Lynch, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis and what feels like the entire cast of Glee. This is how Hollywood thinks you can change hearts and minds – by putting on a show!Tinseltown’s methods have never changed, but its politics certainly have. Can you imagine Bob Hope in 1956 throwing a telethon for transgendered rights? “Pick up your phones, folks. All we need is another $10,000 and we can make every bathroom in Burbank unisex…”

Supporters of gay marriage have wisely moved away from trying to win by the ballot box; the proposition has been rejected by citizens in 31 referendums. Now activists prefer to pursue their demands through the judiciary or local legislatures. California was an example of the former, overturning the result of a popular vote that took place in 2008.

...Despite consistent public opposition, there is a growing sense of inevitability about gay marriage. And Hollywood should take credit, for beneath the political radar it has affected a cultural revolution. Turn on the TV in America and you are bombarded with images of homosexuality as a social norm. Shows that showcase gay characters include American Horror Story, 30 Rock, Modern Family, Being Human, Game of Thrones (yes, really), Broadwalk Empire, Law and Order, Downton Abbey and Southland. A significant number of these (including Glee, Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf) are aimed at teenagers. Even the comic Archie featured a homosexual union in its latest edition. The result is that while adults huff and puff about the ethics of gay marriage, a lot of youngsters are growing up acculturated to it.

25 Comments

  1. Zack
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Oh NOM, hollywood which has no political experience knows what's best for us.

    But this is really what happens when today's parents fail to parent like their's did.

  2. Zack
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    theirs*

  3. Kate
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Reenacting the trial by reading from the actual trial transcripts wouldn't be necessary if NOM and the gang hadn't fought so hard to keep the trial videos from being released in the first place. What are they afraid of? Oh yeah, that their followers might see what really happened instead of what they're TOLD happened.. Pretty embarrassing to NOM et al that their witnesses and attorneys are seen how they were. It's all in the trial transcripts, of course. But since most people won't read all of those, at least they can see some of it being read in this presentation.

  4. Good news
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Do we really have to wait for other people to tell us the obvious! Like, that our children can get physical pleasure, and so be attracted to a person for that pleasure, from both sexes. (Don't get offended those of you who were born that way, I'm not talking about you, I'm talking about every other kid on the block.) Do we need some expert doctor 15 years from now to tell us, "well look at that, we taught them to get pleasure where ever they liked, and you no what? They did.
    Beneath the political radar my eye. Hollywood and Washington are all one big show and manipulating machine.
    As for me I'm going to move back into the woods, far from civilization, and refined some humanity.

  5. ResistSSA
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Hollywood generally portrays homosexuals on TV and movies as harmless misfits, in an attempt to evoke sympathy for them. Nothing is more pathetic than a guy who acts and dresses like a woman; harmless, non-aggressive, nothing to worry about.

    What they need to do is start televising the gay pride parades, where we see how sexually-obsessed this group of people are. Maybe a reality show that exposes the gay nightclub scene or bathhouses. Or maybe a show that chronicles the lives of patients at AIDS clinics in urban areas and how those patients ended up there.

  6. Randy E King
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Kate,

    The trial transcripts do not include deliberations left out of records during closed door negotiations; such as Walker's brazen misrepresentation of his intent to keep video recordings sealed, or witnesses refusing to testify out of concern - soon justified - that Walker would not keep his word.

    Hollywood is renowned for its expertise at convincing people to believe what they want them to believe. Those stupid enough to look to Hollywood for truth deserve the misery their misplaced trust will bring.

  7. RichardCortijo
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Great cool pic NOM..Love the Hollywood sign like that!!!

  8. Poison
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    This is a ridiculous article that just shows how immature the author is. For the love of God, it's Hollywood!

    "This is how Hollywood thinks you can change hearts and minds – by putting on a show!Tinseltown’s methods have never changed..."

    Oh, how surprising that people who make money off of films and plays are making a play about a political hot topic.

    SSM is going to be present America-wide, but the signs are present in much more than plays. People fight for what's right, NOM. And they're not stopping.

  9. RCW
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Hollywood doesn't make policy, and it doesn't much influence it either. What Hollywood does do is to sell scripts for plays and movies that people want to see. Hollywood is not really a trend-setter; it is a trend follower - that is how it makes its money.

    Hollywood sees a clear trend toward acceptance of same-sex marriage. It is trying to capitalize on that trend. That is what America and capitalism are all about: (1) the expansion of civil rights toward all; and (2) a market-based economy.

  10. Mark
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    They fought so hard to keep the transcripts sealed because of the pattern of harassment & hate crimes that supporters of traditional marriage suffered in California: being targeted at their jobs, their homes, & their churches, for standing up for what is right. The radicals have revealed that 'tolerance' really means directing venom & hatred against whoever disagrees with their homosexual agenda. 31 states have approved same sex marriage 'bans.' No minority has the right to redefine marriage; it's nowhere in the constitution.

  11. David Argue
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I think people underestimate the influence Hollywood has on youth. Kids spend more time in front of the TV than they do in school. Of course, they're trying to get homosexuality taught in the schools too. I liked the definition someone else wrote in one of the blogs;
    homophobia - Disagreeing with anything the gay rights people say or do.

  12. Good news
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    "Beneath the political radar" my eye. Hollywood and Washington are all one big show and manipulation machine.
    And this poison if gotten through, will have done so simply becaouse of the enormous amounts of money to be made, through new social norms, reproductive markets etc. "Rights" my other eye!
    There; things look much better to me, now that I'm in the dark.

  13. Posted March 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Hollywood values are like shifting sands--nothing on which you could ever build a sure foundation.

  14. Adam Eve Stevens
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Re: "Now activists prefer to pursue their demands through the judiciary or local legislatures. California was an example of the former, overturning the result of a popular vote that took place in 2008."

    Actually, "our robed masters" imposed homosexual so-called "marriage" on California society. So the People overruled the activist judges. Then the (not-so-superior) "Supremes" overruled the People and re-imposed homosexual "marriage" on California society. The People voted to put it in the Constitution that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Now THAT's been appealed to the judges. We should make like the British and ask, What gives anti-democratic politicians and judges the right to redefine marriage?

  15. Leviticus
    Posted March 6, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Kate, cheer up, having a mom and dad is a great thing, as supported by 2000 years of time tested truth in traditional marriage.

  16. Adam Eve Stevens
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 4:38 am | Permalink

    I've noticed the way Hollyweird screenwriters like to throw in homosexuality, in surprising places, often gratuitously. Considering how many men are repulsed by male homosexual behavior, and women by lesbian behavior -- and that homosexuals only make up 2.5% - 4% of the population -- it's obviously more to instruct than to delight. I won't watch these shows. There are others.

  17. Adam Eve Stevens
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    What do the rainbow colors stand for? Homosexuals aren't a color. What makes them unique is their behavior, not any immutable trait like race.

  18. ResistSSA
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Hollywood has already done great damage to marriage; in fact the notion that marriage is about "love," as opposed to children, is a Hollywood construct. How many Hollywood love stories have been produced that end at the altar?

    Glorification of premarital sex is another attack on marriage that Hollywood perpetuates. When's the last time you saw a married couple having sex in a movie or TV show? It's always unmarried couples, breaking the link between marriage, sex and procreation.

    These are the lives that Hollywood lives; these are the lives that Hollywood portrays.

  19. M. Jones
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    That is why I continue to donate to NOM every month as much as I can afford.

    I've never been able understand the mind of an SS"m" homosexual extremist. Their harmful thinking defies all logic and rationality, especially when it comes to biology. It takes a man and woman to create life. Marriage exists to support that union and to help insure a child is raised by their biological parents. Marriage has stood the test of time for thousands of years, a bedrock foundational institution of society. We cannot subject marriage to social experimentation, the price and impact on the social fabric of America is too high and most importantly, the cost to a child too great.

  20. Stefan
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    The foolish and senseless talk within the poor ignorant little NOM bubble goes on and on and on...
    Most of you posters just can't stand the fact that homosexuals exist. They're no different than you or me. How far removed from the real world are you really?

  21. John Noe
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    What do the rainbow colors stand for? Homosexuals aren't a color. What makes them unique is their behavior, not any immutable trait like race.

    Sadly the homosexuals stole the rainbow from our Creator and redefined it in the same way they are attempting to do that with marriage. It stood as a covenant between Yahweh and Noah after being delivered from the flood.
    I saw a Christian website that said let us take back God's rainbow. The leader of the Ruth Institute has worn a rainbow at hearings to show its original Christian meaning. I like their idea.

  22. John N.
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    I've never been able understand the mind of an SS"m" homosexual extremist. Their harmful thinking defies all logic and rationality, especially when it comes to biology.

    Let us also not forget about all of the medical and health harm they create also.

  23. Son of Adam
    Posted March 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    "Hollywood sees a clear trend toward acceptance of same-sex marriage. It is trying to capitalize on that trend."

    That's just wishful thinking, RCW. The government enforced redefinition of SS"M" is never as popular as either the polls or Hollywood says. That much will become painfully clear come Nov. 2012.

  24. joy
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Born that way no i don't believe that just an excuse.
    Trying to get us to accept it. unacceptable.

  25. Posted March 12, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    I didn't care much about YouTube or Google. They forced the ugly channel design on everyone on the 7th, and I started a weeklong boycott at midnight on the 7th by not using either service. In short, I didn't bother watching 8 (I had a hunch that it repeated its lies about "gay marriage" to the sheeplike drones around the world).

    As for Hollywood attempting to tell everyone that "being gay is harmless," I call shenanigans. NOM put up the studies showing that children adopted by same-sex couples are not okay. It's not necessary for me to put up the link because it's on here. I will, however, quote from the studies this:
    Children raised by same-sex couples are seven times more likely to engage in sexual relations with a person of the same sex (and, in the case of girls, take the morning-after pill).

    Trust me, reading does wonders, and I advise everyone here to do the same.

    --Victor Golf Charles, Budding Worldwide Protector of Marriage