Billy Crystal stepped in it: “Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face.”
Polls keep coming out about how people are accepting of same-sex everything. I don’t believe them. It’s all in how the questions are asked.
There is a general ignorance about homosexuality as there was for years regarding abortion. When technology showed what was really going on the womb, people’s attitudes regarding abortion changed.
If a person is asked, “Do you believe a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body?,” the majority of women are going to say “yes,” thus giving implicit support for abortion.
But if a woman is asked, “Do you believe a woman has a right to kill her unborn baby?,” I can guarantee a different response.
Initially, homosexuality was portrayed as homosexuality-lite in a show like NBC’s sitcom Will & Grace. A show like this was designed to soften up the audience.
Few people ever get to see a Gay Pride Parade or the ravaging effects of AIDS. For a long time, homosexuals were portrayed in sympathetic and non-threatening roles. It was a form of live-and-let-live homosexuality.
A number of years ago I taught a class on Christian worldview at a new Christian high school. There were a number of students from various backgrounds. The topic of homosexuality came up. We talked about every subject under the sun in my class. Nothing was ever too controversial.
One of the students said that she did no see anything wrong with same-sex sexuality. When I described what male homosexuals did, her draw dropped. From there I went to describe the moral implications, the biological inappropriateness and illogical of same-sex sexuality, and the possible legal ramifications that are coming to pass today.
To say anything negative against same-sex sexuality can have several bad consequences. If you are in any part of the wedding business, refusal to serve same-sex couples in “marriage” can land you in a great deal of legal trouble.
Hollywood is one of the worst places to speak disapprovingly of same-sex sexuality, as a number of actors have found out. A required mea culpa is the first step toward getting a person’s mind write.
We’ll have to wait to see what happens to Billy Crystal after the following:
“He played one of network television’s first openly gay characters, Jodie Dallas, on the comedy show Soap in the 1970s, although he may be better known for a number of other famous roles on the big screen.
“Now, Billy Crystal told a group during a Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, on Sunday: ‘Sometimes, it’s just pushing it a little too far for my taste and I’m not going to reveal to you which ones they are.’
“‘I hope people don’t abuse it and shove it in our face … to the point where it feels like an everyday kind of thing.’
“The ‘it’ that was being discussed at the moment was the increasingly graphic dosages of gay sex displayed on television and cable television programming.”
I suspect that the vast majority of Americans believe the same way and more, but they are afraid to say anything because they will be labeled as “bigots.” It’s no different in Hollywood.
Crystal went on to say the same thing about heterosexual sex scenes being equally troubling to him. But you can’t have one without the other. The gay lobby wants to normalize same-sex sexuality. They can only do this by showing people engaged in same-sex sexual situations.
We’ll have to wait and see how the Gaystapo responds to Crystal’s remarks.