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Hollywood’s Pro-Gay Propaganda Machine Cranks Up

It makes you wonder why they’ve given Kevin Spacey such a hard time…

The Bible is full of warnings about the effect that widespread disdain for biblical morality will have on society. Isaiah speaks of those who call evil good, and good evil (Is. 5:20). Jesus said that the eye is the lamp of the body (Mat. 6:22). In the Bible, vision is symbolic of judgment. That’s why Samson’s eyes were put out: he had exhibited poor judgment.

So, when the Bible calls homosexuality an abomination, we would expect to find, in the unbeliever, a revulsion against this moral code. We should expect them to, rather, embrace it and call it beautiful.

And that’s exactly what we find as we approach the release of a new “romance” hitting the theaters over Thanksgiving weekend.

Amorous buzz over a new movie about gay love is sweeping through the mainstream media. It’s titled “Call Me By Your Name,” and it stars Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. Based on a 2007 book of the same name, the movie is set to be released on November 24, 2017.

The movie, set in the 1980s, is about a 24-year-old handsome writer named Oliver who seduces a 17-year-old confused young man named Elio.

THE PLOT SUMMARY

According to the New York Times book review, the book (and movie) is about a 17-year-old “son of the esteemed and open-minded scholar and his wife,” who then “falls fast and hard for Oliver, a 24-year-old postdoc teaching at Columbia,” who came to stay with them to finish his book.

In describing the characters, we’re told that “Elio is smart, nervous, naïve, but also bold; Oliver is handsome, seductive and breezily American,” among other things.

And this sordid tale is getting all the pre-Oscar juice that Hollywood can give it. After a string of false starts to Armie Hammer’s promising career following his breakout role as the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network, the consensus is clear: he might have finally found critical success playing a 24-year-old gay seductor. At The Hollywood Reporter, we read:

But 2017 could turn out to be Hammer’s perfect year. He currently stars in Call Me by Your Name, a sultry art house film set mostly within a 17th century Italian villa. In it, he plays Oliver, an American academic in his mid-20s who embarks upon a sexually charged affair with the 17-year-old son of a professor (rising star Timothee Chalamet, also in the white-hot indie Lady Bird).

Despite this early buzz, disaster struck.

After the universal praise and acclaim were heaped on the film at the film festivals (held in January and September), the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal broke in October. And that was like the snowpack that triggered the avalanche, as allegations of abuse by Kevin Spacey and others surfaced shortly afterward.

MEDIA IN RECOVERY MODE

So, in an attempt to steer the film out of the path of this public relations fire-whirl about to engulf it, the liberal media machine has ramped up to full speed. Glowing coverage is everywhere.

USA Today, on November 19, published an article with this prophetic headline: “Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet fall in love in sensuous Oscar contender ‘Call Me By Your Name’.”

This Guardian article summarizes the overflowing praise succinctly:

Since its debut in Sundance earlier this year, it’s enjoyed a steady stream of buzz, impressing critics and audiences at festivals and finally upon release last month in the UK (it hits the US later this month). The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw awarded it five stars, calling it “ravishingly beautiful”, it boasts a 98% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is being touted as a major contender at next year’s Oscars.

TRAGEDY FOR ARMIE

After reading these articles, I feel bad for Armie Hammer.

He is married to a beautiful wife. He has two beautiful children. He’s a talented actor. He doesn’t need the money (his family’s rich). But for some reason, he wants to be a respected actor so badly that he’s willing to sell out to the gay lobby to earn his acting bones. He gushes all over the story in a sickeningly sweet suck-up campaign:

“It felt like it superseded gender or orientation of any kind — this was just a beautiful moment of watching two people establish a connection and enjoy that, with no punishment or fear.

“I like that no one had to pay for being gay in this movie,” he continues. “No one got beat up by a mob; no one got AIDS; no one’s family turns on them. It’s just two people falling in love and I thought that was beautiful.”

It gets even worse: he admitted to crying when he read the script. There’s nothing more ingratiating to the gay lobby than admitting in public that you cried while reading about gay sex between two young men (tears of emotional rapture, of course, not tears of horror or revulsion). But maybe he was crying because of what he knew he was about to have to endure?

He said that “There were things in the movie I’d never done on film. Not just the nudity, but the really intimate stuff. It scared me, to be honest.”

Perhaps the worst part was what they required of him and the then 19-year-old Chalamet on set:

The actors [Hammer and Chalamet] became fast friends watching boxing documentaries and listening to rap duo Run the Jewels, which helped put them at ease when it came time to film their intimate love scenes.

“After the first take, (any inhibition) just goes away,” Hammer says. “By the time it got to the point where we had maybe a few days of being nude, they would call ‘cut’ and someone would come and go, ‘Do you want a robe?’ I’d be like, ‘No, I’m fine, I’m sure we’ll be shooting again in a second,’ and you just sit there in bed naked together.”

I wonder how his wife feels, watching him get naked and intimate on-screen with a young man?

LIFE IMITATES BAD ART

If you’ve been following the Hollywood sexual assault drama lately, this almost sounds like the drama surrounding Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey and the allegations made against him. News broke beginning around October 29 in the media that Spacey had made a “sexual advance” on a then-14-year-old actor in 1986.

After that, other allegations surfaced. Including this one by a man who, at the age of 14, “began a sexual relationship with the actor, who was then 24, that ended with what he describes as an attempted rape.”

Now, just think about this for a minute.

The movie, Call My By Your Name, is about a homosexual relationship between a 24-year-old man and a 17-year-old man. According to the allegations, Spacey made sexual advances or engaged in homosexual behavior with 14-year-old boys when he was between 24 and 26 years old.

Are we supposed to be outraged by Spacey’s behavior, yet embrace this “powerfully affecting portrait of first love” with open arms?

The movie is set in Italy, where the age of consent is 14 years old, according to Wikipedia. So, if the movie had established Elio’s age as 14 years old, then judicially speaking, there’d be no distinguishable legal difference between a 14-year-old or a 17-year-old man having homosexual sex with a 24-year-old.

And then, we’d all be celebrating the beauty of gay sex between a 24-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy.

A WARNING

Seems to me that, if the allegations are true, then Spacey would have had better luck fooling around in Italy.

Your personal tastes are influenced by your fundamental beliefs about right and wrong. Christianity says that people, born sinners, are predisposed to like evil things. Armie Hammer has called evil good and beautiful in an attempt to gain favor in the eyes of liberal Hollywood.

The only source for what is truly good and evil exists in Scripture. Without a lot of prayer, without reading the Bible, and without working hard to condition your mind and your heart to conform to the words contained within its pages, then you’re likely to be sucked up and blown here and there by the winds of the world, just like Armie Hammer.

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