Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Brokeback Mountain
I have to admit that I have not seen this movie, nor do I ever intend to. I have read editorials and commentaries from every point of view of possible, and what I have found is disturbing. Film makers are doing their best to disguise this movie as a epic romance. The reality? Brokeback mountain is just another attempt by the radical left to mainstream their favorite perversion. The homosexual community hopes this movies will gain public support for their cause, possibly influencing future legislation aimed at granting minority status to gays and lesbians. Brokeback mountain is just another propaganda piece in the ongoing culture war that eats at our nations soul.
How should we as Christians respond? Most should not see the movie. The R rating is for graphic language, nudity, and sex scenes. We can should speak about our Scriptural convictions. We must pray for our nation and for those trapped in a lifestyle of homosexuality. Above all, we must put on love, which is the perfect bond of peace. Harsh judgmentalism is never the answer. We must stand for the truth, but do so with humility and compassion. I like the way Phil Boatwright states this in his Baptist Press article: "Scriptures say homosexuality is an abomination (Romans 1:26, 1 Corinthians 6:9). But we must guard against false superiority. Upon reexamination of those verses, it becomes apparent homosexuality is not all that's abhorrent to the Heavenly Father. In fact, we are all blameworthy of some infraction. However, those developing a spiritual awareness soon find themselves ashamed of the natural man's disobedience to God. We don't parade our peccadilloes. We are not proud of our transgressions, nor do we try to convince society to accept them. With God's help we will conquer these faults. With His mercy, we will be forgiven."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I find it shameful, that as a group Christians, we can come together and speak out about the NBC travesty “The Book of Daniel,” and have it cancelled by boycotting advertisers, but we have allowed NBC to continue to air the show “Will and Grace” for its eighth season. The same churches that put up anti-Harry Potter liturgies on their bulletin boards, saw their boards mum on the subject of “Broke Back Mountain”. (By the way: More families have missed attending church because of husbands and fathers involvement in sports than because of any children’s movie, but churches have failed to rail against football, fishing and deer hunting.) As I type this, NBC is preparing to put Britney Spears as a guest star on “Will and Grace” as a parody of a Christian. Spears will appear as a conservative Christian who hosts a cooking show on a Christian network. The name of the fictional show is "Cruci-fixin's." The episode is scheduled to air April 13, and NBC seems determined to stir as much controversy about the show as they can. This appears to be a slap in the face of the people who spoke up against “The Book of Daniel.” They want to see just how far they can go, before we Christians show our “intolerance,” that we keep hidden.

The only way to continue to show Hollywood what Christians can do is to support shows that are positive and continue the pressure on advertisers of programs that are against family values. I have heard little from our side promoting the movie “End of the Spear,” in spite of the movie being true story about Christian missionaries. One half of the movie proceeds go to supporting mission work, shouldn’t we all give this movie a try?

Spears on Will and Grace

End of the Spear

Sorry for the ranting,
Casey Tripp