They say there's no such thing as bad press. But when it's right wing Christian hate press....
"this is the perverts, also known as homosexuals fostering their satanic culture on our children..."
"This is another example of the blatant homosexual agenda attacking vulnerable children."
What are they talking about? Well, my film of course.
My film SHELTER will screen at Crossroads School as part of their Gay Straight Alliance Program. Of course, the idea of showing a GAY film to high school and middle students to some people... you can imagine the comments. Actually you don't have to, because I'll post them here.
SHELTER is the perfect film to show kids because it depicts gay men as having a healthy relationship which includes family and kids. And it's not some LIFETIME movie, it's a HOT SURFER FLICK.
A common response we get from the film is tears. Literally. Gay men have been so moved by the mere images shown of a happy, healthy, drug free, loving family which includes two men.
I don't think I need to tell anyone on my blog roll how important that is to get these images to people that feel shame, are fearful and are feeling pressure from their family or communities around being gay.
And I will tell you... the intent of myself and the studio, here! films, was exactly that. We wanted to make an entertaining gay film without drugs, hustlers, death and/or suicide.
Studies have confirmed that up to 50% of all LGBT youth have attempted suicide. 30% have succeeded. This is brought on by fear, loneliness and isolation. As gays that have gone on to college and moved out into the real world with success, we owe it to our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters to show them it's okay. This is a common experience we all share as part of the LGBT community. We all once lived in that moment...knowing we were different, wondering if it was okay, and finally coming out.
Anyway, here's a link to the article. Feel free to launch an attack in the comments. I'll include two choice ones.
Click here to read Catholic News Article on SHELTER
Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 10:46 AM By Mike
And we wonder why sexual abuse cases are increasing in staggering numbers. This is another example of the blatant homosexual agenda attacking vulnerable children. I am saddened that the homosexual community uses schools for such young children as a breeding ground to increase its numbers. Our culture of death has created an environment that makes it impossible for children to understand their sexuality in a way other than a means to a self-fulfilling end. These children become more confused and vulnerable to homosexual tendencies as there is an increase in sexual stimuli around them, and the homosexual community is taking full advantage of this vulnerability. As Christians, we need to be diligent in creating a culture of life and help foster purity in these children. Sexual abuse, rape and homosexuality will continue to increase until we become a culture of purity, not a culture of pleasure seekers. If we continue to feed our disordered sexual desire, our disordered appetite will grow and never be satisfied until we realize that our true satisfaction comes from God. God has given us such a wonderful gift in our sexuality as a means to love Him and we have used it as a means to love ourselves. Our sexuality has become apple Adam and Eve could not resist and is the tool used by the devil to remove us from the grace of God. Homosexuality is merely a byproduct of our sexual transgressions. Please check out christopherwest.com to find some great insights into JPII’s Theology of the Body. God Bless.
Posted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 12:36 PM By Daniel
I have a very open mind, my mind tells me this is the perverts, also known as homosexuals fostering their satanic culture on our children. Do they have a nice movie showing the children the ravages of AIDS that cut the kindom of gaydom admirers life span to about 44 years, compared to 78 for those who do not wallow in the sewers of this pathetic life style. I thought lying and spinning the truth was just a Hilarious Clinton sickness, apparently she has really rubbed of the the gay community. Tell the truth to the children, show them your suffering from this disease, show them the suicides, show them the degenerate side of gaydom. MAY GOD BLESS YOU