Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A Response To The Prop 8 Musical

Many of you have seen this already but for those of you who have not, it's a star studded musical basically making fun of people who supported Prop 8. It sadly demonstrating a complete misunderstanding of the Bible, but I guess we should not expect that to be any different. But what really makes me sad, is the fact that this has been viewed millions of times by today.

Here is a very thoughtful response from Dennis Prager. His conclusion:
In an age when most college graduates know little or nothing about the Bible -- which, until the baby boomer generation, was the most widely read, most widely studied, and most widely revered book in America -- they will learn all they think they need to know about the Bible and homosexuality from a three-minute musical on the Internet.

Hatred based on ignorance is known as bigotry. Making the bigotry of much of the anti-Proposition 8 activism apparent is Marc Shaiman’s significant, if inadvertent, contribution.

Why can’t Shaiman and his fellow activists acknowledge that there are good people on both sides of this issue? Those of us who supported Proposition 8 readily acknowledge that many good people differ with us. Neither position is inherently hateful, but this little musical is.

(HT: Christians in Context)


Clare & Tim said...

Wow. Heartbreaking how people can't see everyone as people.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting on this. I decided to link it on my blog, along with a short critique of my own.