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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Mild thematic elements.
The United States of America is the richest, freest nation the world has ever seen. But nowadays all signs point to the reality of a sickness in the soul of our country, and history tells us that we're headed for disaster if we don't change our course now.
Monumental (2012) | Review
Controversy Just Beginning
Monday, as I was innocently looking over my News Feed on Facebook, I ran into a conversation about a link one of my "friends" had posted last Saturday. (This person happens to be someone I have not met in "real life," but who I consider to be a dear friend from conversations we have had online. But Facebook friendships are a subject for another day.) The link was to an article, Monumental Myth, by David Flowers, about Kirk Cameron's new documentary film, Monumental.
Cameron recently raised the ire of many by his comments on homosexuality. No matter his contention that his comments did not amount to "hate speech," and that he loves everyone, including gays. (See the ABC report, Exclusive: Kirk Cameron Responds to Critics, 'Hate Speech'.)
In my opinion, this controversy over Kirk's statement serves to illustrate the point that too often in today's "culture wars" we tend to dig in to our foxholes and shoot at each other without really listening. Is it so very hard to believe someone can have strong views about homosexuality and not be a closed-minded bigoted pig? I have strong views about cheating on my wife. Does that mean I hate everyone who has ever stepped out on his wife? No. If I said I believe adultery is wrong, would that make me a bigot?
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