The LGBTI world is talking about Ben Affleck and his 'serious actor comments, a Mormon professor who was fired for being pro-gay, and a Creationist who has not had the reaction he wanted when he decided to light up his replica of Noah's Ark with rainbow colors.
Ben Affleck considered himself a ‘serious actor’ after kissing another man in the movie Chasing Amy.
That’s what Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith revealed to following a 20th anniversary screening of the 1997 comedy at Outfest, the annual Los Angeles LGBTI film festival.
Smith recounted Affleck and his co-star Jason Lewis were both apprehensive about doing the kissing scene, something Smith says was indicative of most actors’ attitudes in the mid 1990s.
According to Smith, Affleck said: A man kissing another man is the greatest acting challenge an actor can ever face.’ Upon completion of the kissing scene, Smith recounted that Affleck stated, ‘Now, I’m a serious actor.’
These comments have drawn the ire of many, including bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood.
The rape survivor and Westworld star told him: ‘Try doing a rape scene.’
Do you feel like Ben Affleck has grown since he made these comments? Should he have made them at all?
A lifelong Mormon was fired from her job as an adjunct professor after refusing to recant her support for LGBTI rights.
Ruthie Robertson, who was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has opposed her church’s view on gay people.
While she was allowed to finish her summer course at Brigham Young University-Idaho teaching political science, her contracted classes for the fall and winter semesters were canceled.
‘A few hateful verses in the Old Testament have led to hundreds of years of prejudice, hatred, violence, and pain.
‘If we’re going to follow the Old Testament, and use it to justify a hateful stance, there are several other things we need to start condemning and punishing.’
When she was told to recant her post to keep her job, she refused.
It just shows how in some states in America, you can not only get fired for being LGBTI – but also fired for speaking out for their rights.
Do you think Ruthie was right to refuse her statement even if meant losing her job?
A creationist is now lighting up ‘Noah’s Ark’ permanently to ‘take the rainbow back’ from LGBTI people.
Unluckily for him, it has not gone as planned.
The theme park in Northern Kentucky is known for promoting creationist Christianity, and its claimed ‘full-size’ replica of Noah’s Ark.
Owner of the so-called ‘history museum’, Ark Encounter, Ken Ham, has announced their main attraction will be lit up with the colors of the rainbow – permanently.
‘The Ark Encounter is lit permanently at night with a rainbow to remind the world that God owns the rainbow and it is a sign of His covenant,’ Ham said.
Twitter has responded by christening it as the ‘Gay Pride Ark’ and ‘God’s Gay Cruise Ship’.
Do you think this creationist should just rename it God’s Gay Cruise Ship?
What do you think?
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