Thursday, January 19, 2006

Hollywood's back-breaking attempts at glory..

Let's be honest: there's nothing particularly "brave" and daring about portraying a gay theme anymore despite Hollywood's attempt to claim a "moral victory" with its gay-themed Brokeback Mountain. The moral relativism of our time has moved way beyond the horror of discovering that a cowboy might, after all, be a homosexual. It is all so very blah.

What would be daring would be for Hollywood to spend its millions on portraying something really unacceptable, the angst of minorities who feel brutalized by being publicly labeled as "bigoted" and "intolerant," a throw-back to "puritan" views of sex within a monogamous and faithful marriage. Now that would be daring! A risky capital venture in the interests of defending minority rights. Something truly worthy of an award.

Truth is, Bible-believing Christians are now the minority, the abused sector of society whose rights are constantly being called into question. How can we say, "practicing homosexuality is wrong" without being labeled a bigot? Witness Al Mohler on Larry King this week who smiled and politely pointed his accusers to the gospel of Jesus Christ through it all. Every day our world gets closer and closer to the world of the New Testament when Christians were villified for being truly counter-cultural, who were "insulted because of the name of Christ" (1 Peter 4:14).


Anonymous said...

for lack of knowledge how to ask you guys this question, what do you think of the Missiouri Valley response to the "Federal Vision?" Maybe some post's relevant to this topic in the future from this blog would be germaine to further conversation and greater clarification. Thankyou

Derek Thomas said...

Well, from Brokeback Mountain to Federal Vision is quite a leap! But I'm sure there'll be a comment soon. Thanks

J.W. said...

I could not agree any more with Derek's assessment of the so called "moral victory" Hollywood won at the Golden Globes.As far as degree of dificulty goes, awarding the "brave" and "courageous" people involved with this film is akin to giving the gold medal to the guy who does nothing more than stick his toes in the pool.Hollywood wil continue to make these "daring" movies regardless of how little money they make and with all the critical acclaim you can expect even bigger stars to sign up in the future.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Thomas I will be looking forward to reading what you and the staff have to say!