Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tom Hanks Says Opposition to Gay Marriage is Un-American

We learned in the last few days that homosexual supporters of same-sex marriage are not only harassing and physically attacking people who exercised their rights to oppose this travesty of marriage, but have now published a website that shows the addresses of everyone who contributed to groups opposing same-sex marriage.

Obviously the developers of this website hope to instigate violence against people exercising a basic right of all Americans. Now the actor, Tom Hanks, has thrown his support behind these despicable people. We hope his future movies and his income suffer because of this, and we are saddened that this actor has shown himself to be such a fool.

Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Prop-8 “Un-American”

January 16, 2009 FoxNews

Tom Hanks, Executive Producer for HBO’s controversial polygamist series “Big Love,” made his feelings toward the Mormon Church’s involvement in California's Prop 8 (which prohibits gay marriage) very clear at the show’s premiere party on Wednesday night.

“The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen,” he told Tarts. “There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here's what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed, and people can see who's responsible, and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting Constitution, and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So let's have faith in not only the American, but Californian, constitutional process.”

It is likely that Hanks is doing this mainly to gain some publicity for his new HBO series. This is a form of money-grubbing that loses him respect among decent people.


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At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gays should be allowed to marry. Discrimination based on sexual preference is unconstitutional, it will be proven so, and all of these same-sex marriage bans will soon be outlawed.

Take away the fear,the homophobia, and what do you have? Two people, who love each other, and want to commit to each other.

Why does anyone care?

It is truly sad that people have nothing better to do with their lives than pursue issues like this that are simply hurtful to those that are different from them in some way, and have zero negative impact on those who aren't involved.

Next thing you know, we'll be saying we shouldn't allow people into the country who aren't Christian. Or that man-made climate changes are a myth. And gays are responsible for Global warming, and Ann Coulter and drug-addled hate mongers should be appointed president for life. As long as they hate the same people as the Republicans do the ones that aren't gay, that is), they must be ok.

At least Obama knows the constitution well enough to know what is good (civil rights, freedom of religion, humane treatment of prisoners, respect for international law and the Geneva Convention, etc.) and what isn't (torture, mass extermination of species, state sanctioned murder, invasion of a sovereign nation without provocation, imposing standards on schools without funding the means to make them, killing financial aid for higher education, you know, little stuff like that) that apparently makes some misguided people "proud to be Americans".

Well if being intolerant, having no compassion, pursuing one's own agenda and using deceit as your method of accomplishing most things, denying and punishing scientists for well, using the scientific method and reporting facts, unauthorized and illegal state surveillance, and hating anyone who isn't the same religion as you is being a "good American" than the standards set by the founding fathers sure have come down a notch.

For pete's sake, a president who says "Nukular" should be disqualified on the spot. Thank God we have a president now who uses reason, temperance, and actually learned something in college.

At 5:54 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Anonomous, for all your grand, but misinformed talk, your comment is basically in defense of intolerable behavior in a democracy, where we have a system to settle issues without violence or coercion.

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad about Hanks. I like Hanks, the actor. I wish Hollywood superstars would limit their expertise to acting.

Regarding the marriage, I believe this is a continuing attempt to "normalize" the whole gay issue. The more we can make it normal, the more accepted it will be...The marriage might just be a distraction from the main issue...the gay issue itself. While everyone is busy critiquing the merits/validity of marriage, the actual real problem - the gay behavior....slips under the radar.
I don't think there is anything normal about this and it continues to undermine normal behavior.



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