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January 08, 2006
I don’t have a whole lot to say about the film Brokeback Mountain beyond what I wrote last week in the article Rape of the Marlboro Man. The media, on the other hand, just can’t get enough. It has apparently been worthy of national media attention that one theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah, has decided not to show the film. “A movie theater owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller abruptly changed its screening plans and decided not to show the film “Brokeback Mountain.” The film, an R-rated Western gay romance story, was supposed to open Friday at the Megaplex at Jordan Commons in Sandy, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Instead it was pulled from the schedule.” The theatre has not made a statement beyond a note posted in the box office window. “There has been a change in booking and we will not be showing ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ We apologize for any inconvenience.”
One small theatre electing now to show a film that would not appeal to the majority if people in the local area becomes a national news story because the film deals frankly and explicitly with homosexuality. This shows something of the state of our culture and its absolute obsession with political correctness, doesn’t it? It gets so tiresome to see the media attempting to create a mountain out of a molehill - to create a story where there is none. It never ceases to amaze how political correctness allows free expression only towards those who are deemed “oppressed.” A person has no right to object to homosexuality, but a homosexual has every right to object to that person’s objection. It makes no sense!
Anyways, I enjoyed a good sermon this morning and am hoping to spend most of the afternoon reading a biography of Oswald Chambers. May God bless you today as you enjoy His day.