I've sparked some interesting debate on another website (Discuss-It) regarding Gay rights. Me and my conservative mouth.
Apparently, that bozo-looking movie critic, Gene Shalit, like I, didn't care for Brokeback Mountain. He said the character of Jack was a "sexual predator" who "tracks Ennis down and coaxes him into sporadic trysts."
Big deal! It's true!
Well, the gay community has its condoms in a knot over this one. We think it's discrimination and that Shalit is a homophobe. Come on! GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) made some intimidating accusations toward Shalit, painting him into a corner and making him apologize for his comment. He acquiesced.
My response was that he should have said "F___ off! Only an idiot would think it homophobic."
I mean he's not the prettiest of men but let's not let that get in the way. I thought he was a sister myself but apparently he's not but does have a gay son and is very active and supportive of his life. He's not my favorite movie critic but he shouldn't be intimidated into apologizing for fear of looking like a "homophobe".
When are we going to get the idea that that if we want to make headway in the “gay rights” area, we’re not going to get it by intimidating others, by labeling them a homophobe - because that’s certainly not in vogue - or by shoving ourselves in straight faces and demanding “special rights”.
Unfortunately, this may mean proving that we are not child molesters and deviant sociopaths just as African-Americans had to prove that they were not an inferior race.