Wednesday, February 22, 2006


For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. - Rom. 1:26,27
If what the Biblen says is true about homosexuality, then with the release of the gay cowboy movie, Brokeback Mountain, the differences between the Church of Christ and society have just been racheted up a few notches.

Sure to be the winner of every award Hollywood has to offer, is Brokeback Mountain, with Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. With "nudity and explicit gay sex scenes between two cowboys", New York Daily News movie critic, Jack Matthews says it may be "too much for red-state audiences, but it gives the liberal-leaning Academy a great chance to stick its thumb in conservatives' eyes."

The movie and the "love story" it portrays is being favorably depicted by the major media.

"A love story that just happens to take place between two men" -

"We are using the codes and conventions of romance that have always applied to straight people very unapologetically. We don't care if anyone is upset about it." - James Schamus, Producer

"The love story has good vibes. I hope it will penetrate prejudices," - Ang Lee, Director

"If the film reaps healthy box office returns - it is yet to be released in the US or UK - it could mean the smashing of Hollywood's last taboo." - Bridget Morris, The Sunday Herald

"Of all the gay-themed films I've watched," says Damon Romine of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, "this is the first one I've seen about two men in love, told in a way that straight people can relate to. People don't have to be gay to understand loss and longing and unrequited love. Hollywood churns out endless variations on the theme of forbidden love. This is a new take on that genre, a film that has tremendous potential to reach and transform mainstream audiences."

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What this movie is really about.

One reviewer of the movie offers the following insight: "Change the Setting: I wonder if those people who exited the theater feeling "moved" would have had the same response if the two principle actors were unattractive, the setting was a suburban shopping center, they were repeatedly shown engaging in homosexual sex, and in the end no one died, they just broke up? Strip away the music and the coffee-table-book cinematography, and the reaction to the baseline story would be very different. There is a word for what happens during Brokeback Mountain – manipulation." (Accessed from on February 23, 2006).

This movie represents the beginning of a new era in America. But contrary to what most of the critics say, this movie has nothing to do with smashing Hollywood taboos. It is indeed about manipulating people's attitudes about the homosexual lifestyle. Nothing is taboo in Hollywood, except maybe the positive portrayal of things Christian. This movie is all about smashing the taboos of moral Americans. Christian "conventions" and "prejudices" are under attack. What the Bible says and what Christians believe have not changed with America. A thumb is being rammed in the eye of everyone who believes that: "...neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9,10). The real question is not whether real emotions are possible between homosexuals, but whether something so unnatural should be depicted as something positive.

Willie Nelson, the famous country entertainer, has a singing part in the movie. Adding to the soundtrack, Willie adds to the manipulation of this movie with his song titled, "He was a friend of mine." Mr. Willie Nelson seems to have some special understanding into the matters addressed in this movie since it was only a year ago that he was moved to release a song titled, ""Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)." Yep, with lyrics like, "What did you think all them saddles and boots was about?" and "Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out", Mr. Willie sheds insight into what he thinks the west is really like. Yikes! If he is right, it gives mamas another reason to "not let their babies grow up to be cowboys."


  1. Sure to win many accolades. And what did The Passion of The Christ win? "Best make-up"? Yippee!

  2. Anonymous12:12 PM

    1Co 6:9 "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,..." People don't know or care that God's love all, but we all must repent from our sins no mater what it might be! Jam 3:2, "For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well." We must have self-control.

  3. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Here comes the awards:

    "Ang Lee was named best director and his 'Brokeback Mountain,' starring Jake Gyllenhaal was voted best picture by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the association announced on Saturday in the first major honors of the awards season." -N.Y. Times December 12,2005

  4. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Coast to coast the awards just don't stop:

    "'Brokeback Mountain', its director and one of its stars were honored yesterday when the 30-member New York Film Critics Circle voted its 71st annual awards at the Algonquin Hotel. The cowboy romance was chosen as the year's best film, Ang Lee as best director and, as best actor Heath Ledger. -N.Y. Times December 13,2005.

  5. More good stuff about the bible on christianity here, here, here and here.



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