Tom Hanks shows “Big Love” for the Mormon Church

Posted: January 26, 2009 in Above the Fold, IJS, Religion Potpourri, Snap, Crackle and POP Culture
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Tom Hanks in a fit of rage, and waxing sentimental about the friends he made – and tragically lost – while making “Philadelphia”, decided to make a political statement… and a complete mockery of himself.

god-loves-gay-people-tooYou remember what is now commonly known as Proposition 8, which made a law in California that made marriage only recognized between a man and a woman. Hrm. Go figure, given the interlude between Adam and Eve and all.

Americans… well, only the rich and pretentious ones, and, oh, those who live in the Hollywood Hills… blame the Mormons for Prop 8 being voted into law (again).

Granted, California isn’t full of the LDS saints; nevertheless, because of some money, the Mormons got blamed for it. Chiefly among them was the aforementioned Tom Hanks who called the entire Mormon nation, “Un-American.

Never mind the fact being American is the very reason they were able to exercise their rights to fiscally bolster Prop 8, but apparently, Hanks think the denizens of Utah were actually illegally transported from Indonesia, Cuba or escaped from Madagascar in a plane of penguins.

Blame the economy, his conscience or the fact that some folk may not go see his great movies (except for “The Money Pit”, Oy!) after that cockamamie comment, Tom Hanks went biblical and performed a mea culpa, according to FOX News.

…”Everyone has a right to vote their conscience; nothing could be more American,” the statement continues. “To say members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who contributed to Proposition 8 are ‘un-American’ creates more division when the time calls for respectful disagreement. No one should use ‘un- American’ lightly or in haste. I did. I should not have.”

mormon-family-crossingConsidering this is a guy for “Band of Brothers” and “Saving Private Ryan”, you would think he had a slight grasp on the Bill of Rights. But hey, we all reserve the right for a moment of vociferous angst… and an even larger right of delicious irony and unfortunate hypocrisy.

It turns out Hanks is an executive producer of the spoof drama about the Mormons – and their panache for multiple wives – called “Big Love.” Oh, and he spewed his vitriol at the HBO premiere of said production. That sound you heard was Joseph Smith and Brigham Young rolling over in the grave, doubled over in laughter.

Nice to know even though it’s been a while since the pop culture rich “Bosom Buddies,” Tom can still make folks laugh.

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  1. Now, I was just skimming through, and happened to see the commonly used statement regarding the first two humans being, basically, “Adam and Eve, not Adam and Evan.” Now, I know that that’s not what was said in the above article, but it is the popular homophobic Christian expression. But has anyone ever cared to explain to certain bigots who use it that, contrary to popular belief, the expression is humorously incorrect. Yes, it was indeed Adam and Eve, and not Adam and Evan, but think about it this way; A man and another man cannot reproduce, so God made Adam a female partner so that they could, to put it in modern terms, get things going. So, yes, at that time it was God’s wish that people reproduce. Let’s think about why. Why would He want people to reproduce at that time? As I’ve already said, he wanted to “get things going.” So maybe homosexuality would not have been appreciated at that point in time, but in today’s society, we don’t exactly need to, again, “get things going.” And when I said before that “homosexuality would not have been appreciated at that point in time”, I wasn’t saying that it was unaccepted. No, only that, because the world started out with only Adam and Eve, and it was God’s intention to populate the world, people were expected to be heterosexual, or at least act it to help in populating the world. So, knowing all of this; is it really true that “God hates fags”? Because if you said yes to that, you were lying. What God hates is the following; A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies and one who sows discord among brethren. Wait a moment… “a lying tongue”? Now, first I’d like to point out that nowhere in there does it say He hates homosexuals. So to say that “God hates fags” is lying, as I’ve already said. So, if they’re lying… doesn’t that mean that God hates them? Think about it for a minute, even those of you, and there are many I’m sure, who are unable to process such simple information without the help of another individual. When you put it all together;
    God hates “a lying tongue”
    Nowhere does it say that one of the things God hates is homosexuality
    Many say “God hates fags”
    That is a lie
    Those who say it are liars
    And the solution to this astoundingly simple equation is…
    God hates those who claim He hates gays.
    Of course, if you’d like to throw into the above equation the slightly less popular saying “God hates the sin, not the sinner”, please, I welcome you to do so! But that only changes the solution by a fraction. In basic terms, God is very disappointed with you for lying, and He hates that you would do such a thing. But, He doesn’t hate you. Only your pitiful lie. Kind of like when your parents yell at you and then tell you that they don’t hate you, they just hate that you did wrong.
    Getting back to my very logical point;
    Yes it was Adam and Eve. No, homosexuality isn’t wrong.
    Notice that, in this argument, I was excessively kind to those who agree with the article I’m replying to in stating all of this. I could have been quite rude, and I could have been very personal. But I wasn’t. And do not confuse God hating “a proud look” with gay pride. A proud look speaks of one who believes themselves to be higher and more powerful than God, or someone who is very arrogant and full of themselves. We homosexuals aren’t full of ourselves when we speak of gay pride, we’re just proud of who we are, and refuse to believe what homophobic individuals tell us we are.

  2. even the piece of big fish have been caught up in the village was only a child does not eat fish

  3. amyjomeasles says:

    See, we do not have to approve of what these people do, rather we can be accepting of those people. We’ve been asked to love unconditionally, and to love we need to accept, not approve. That’s all I’m saying.

    • I’m not saying that you absolutely have to approve of homosexuality, and that’s not what we’re trying to gain in our protests. What we want is for the world to open its mind to us, and give us the same rights as everyone else. My comment was more directed towards those who refuse to do so, and, in addition, go around expressing their hate for homosexuals excessively. My point was also focused around the invalidity of “Adam and Eve not Adam and Evan.” I do respect your opinion, though, and even agree to a certain point.

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