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Entered By: Mark
Entry Date: 2008-04-08 14:35:17
Subject: Art Imitates Life
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and if the movie we saw last night has anything to do with reality, we live in a sick world. In our town we have several video rental stores. We do not have cable and the only station that broadcasts is an all day soap channel. So, our television viewing amounts to a weekly rental. I won't mention the name of the video, but if you've seen it: #1 - You are probably a woman or a married man. #2 - You will know which movie I am talking about. The first thing that stands out is that a son brings home his boyfriend to the family Christmas. This is probably not too uncommon any more, but the large family completely accepted the relationship and it turns out that the mother hoped that all of her sons would be gay (that we should would not lose them to another man). Of course, most of the adult children were in intimate relationships without being married (reflecting a majority of our culture). The only sister in the family that was married spent Christmas without her husband at her parents home. The film had its warm fuzzy moments making the blatant sin of the film more palatable, as if anyone notices anymore. The only woman that spoke out against homosexuality tried to do so in a non-condemning way but was severely ostracized for her words as much as she tried to tip-toe through that politically correct minefield. Predictably, the parents defended their gay son with a bogus genetic predisposition argument. At the end of the movie, we see that the gay couple successfully adopts a child and brings him home for the next family Christmas. There are times I am glad that I live in a little bubble world without television or news. Then again, I am sure most of the world is happy this old dinosaur lives outside of civilization. Matthew 5:13 - "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."




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