Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Prop 8 - The Musical" - Starring Jack Black, Margaret Cho, & John C. Reilly


*BEWARE - OFFENSIVE CONTENT*



Subliminal messages:

Gay marriage is trendy, youthful, and light; traditional Marriage is prudish, outdated, and black.

Love is all you need; the Bible is hocus pocus.

Gay marriage is right and good because all the money spent on weddings will save our economy. 

*Oh brother*

My take:

If this is what passes for comedy now days, I'll have no part of it.  It didn't make me laugh; it made me roll my eyes and throw my hands up in exasperation and disbelief.  I find it telling that the director went straight for mocking religious beliefs, completely ignoring the fact that there are stacks and stacks of secular research studies which prove that the gay lifestyle is violent, destructive, diseased, and unwholesome (check out the resources section here).  In truth, the reality of the gay lifestyle is a far cry from the bouncing, singing, "gaiety" depicted on the "beach" in this insipid musical.  The reality that is so conspicuously absent from this supposed "humor" is that of AIDS, violence and domestic abuse, broken homes, confused children, and a genderless, dead-end society, left stripped and scorned in the frigid cold, hugging its identity-complexed, family-murdered, dysfunctional self.

Reality Check:

Supporters of traditional marriage
(not anti-gay people, just anti-gay marriage)






Supporters of gay marriage 
(mockers and haters of all things religious)







Stark contrast, eh?  Let's be honest here, do these pictures inspire confidence in the gay community's touted love theme?  Does this look like a poor, victimized, minority that needs constitutional protection? Are these the same frolicking, gay beach-goers so "gaily" depicted in Prop 8 - The Musical?  The answer is a resounding "NO." Kinda like the one gays already got when 52% of Californians said that gay marriage was not acceptable to them.  Seems like we've got ourselves some kids who need a lesson on poor sportsmanship.  Gays need a modern-day Martin Luther who can teach them to be respectful and peaceful as they promote their so-called "rights."


And last....

Jack Black as Jesus?  Give me a break.  Check out this Jack Black Biography excerpt:

"This being the Seventies in Los Angeles, the parents believed that one should not say No to one's children, making life ever more volatile. Beyond this, there was what Black later described as weird family stuff, not wife-swapping exactly, but swinging. 'It was funny', he said 'and not funny ha-ha'."

Couldn't say "no" in the Seventies.  Gee, imagine that.  Perhaps, and this is just a theory, but perhaps the lack of parental discipline then is what feeds this sense of entitlement so prevalent among youth today.  Eh?  Can I get a "holla?!"  Just a thought.  So, anyway, back to Black.  He says he grew up with an awareness of the "weird" sexual practices of his parents, claiming it wasn't exactly ideal, but in a twisted turn-about he now supports the unconventional. (???)  Hm.  And then there's this....

"Black met cellist Tanya Haden, one of jazz great Charlie Haden's triplet daughters. In fact, he'd first met Haden back at his specialist high school, but the pair had never dated. Now, after just months together, they'd elope, getting married in March, 2006, with Haden bearing him his first child, son Samuel, that June."

Black doesn't exactly have the greatest track record to be able to establish what is good and right and to represent the Savior of the world.  When did sacred things become so openly and brazenly subjected to mockery without so much as a "by your leave?"  When were we taught to laugh at blasphemy and promote immorality?  When did Jack Black, Margaret Cho, and John C. Reilly become authorities on the Bible? And when did their opinion take precedence over thousands of years worth of Biblical teachings from the Savior Himself and His prophets?

Oh I could go on and on, but I'll save it for another post.  Coming up...discussion on how the media has spearheaded the moral neutering of society.

9 comments:

ruby said...

holla

I can dig it said...

"Black doesn't exactly have the greatest track record to be able to establish what is good and right and to represent the Savior of the world. When did sacred things become so openly and brazenly subjected to mockery without so much as a "by your leave?" When were we taught to laugh at blasphemy and promote immorality? When did Jack Black, Margaret Cho, and John C. Reilly become authorities on the Bible? And when did their opinion take precedence over thousands of years worth of Biblical teachings from the Savior Himself and His prophets?"

My Jesus would find that entertaining. I think he even giggled about it. I'm thankful he gave me a sense of humor.

Liberty Belle said...

Link it up baby! <----nice phraseology. I like it, I link it!

Pearl said...

I can dig it -

I have a sense of humor, too. This is just not humorous. It's offensive and inappropriate, but very brilliantly disguised as "humor." Why? Because this message wouldn't work any other way. If it wasn't a comedy, people would be crying foul right and left. Instead, we're told that if we can't laugh, we're just as prudish as the marriage supporters depicted in the musical.

Heather said...

There is a time to laugh and there is a time to be serious. There are things to laugh at and there are things that are to be held with respect.

Do you laugh when the "Star Spangled Banner" is played? Would you laugh at a muscial about the terrorists who hijacked airplanes and flew them into the buildings of a major US city? Of course not.

Just as those things are held in respect, so should be Jesus Christ and His teachings.

the.rainbow.reclaimed said...

i can dig it:

it doesn't work as an effective satire, because every single punchline is built on empty fallacies.

which is why it fails to be funny in any sort real way. maybe it's funny to people in high school who don't really know what is going on (you know, jack black is supposed to always be funny)

the good thing is that it's so refreshing to watch this and say to myself: i can take that musical apart line by line and calmly explain why it's errorneous or false.

that feels pretty good.

Anonymous said...

After seeing this so-called "musical", I've decided I will never get married to a member of the same sex.

Christa Jeanne said...

Ummm, HOLLA!!! Great insight, Pearl. It's so true that the don't-say-no parenting and the overindulgence of parents who were too busy focusing on themselves to really parent (instead choosing to throw money and fun at their children), has led to this ridiculous, unfounded sense of entitlement that's causing all sorts of trouble.

Great commentary!!!

CaliforniaCrusader said...

Pearl,
What a great post! You've put into words all the sick feelings I get when I watch those dumb clips of Prop 8 the musical. I wish I could express myself as eloquently!