Dr. Ted Baehr is the founder and publisher of MOVIEGUIDE, chairman of the Christian Film & Television Commission, and a well-known movie critic, educator, lecturer and media pundit. He also is the author of several books, including "The Culture-Wise Family" with legendary entertainer Pat Boone. For more information, please call 800-899-6684 or go to the MOVIEGUIDE website.More ↓Less ↑
The news media has been praising the California court decision to allow homosexual same-sex marriage beginning on June 17. Once in a while, however, the press slips on its own ink.
Thus, on June 4, the Wall Street Journal reported that in advance of the “June 17th day that will live in infamy,” “hotel chains, small inns and wedding venues [reported] a surprisingly small number of gay wedding reservations,” even though the hotels were offering package deals and discounts rates to sodomite couples.
This seems to confirm what MOVIEGUIDE® has found with respect to homosexual movies. Although there are a lot of homosexual movies, there are very few homosexuals to support such movies. When I do interviews with hosts who have developed the effete accent of those who choose alternate lifestyles, I usually ask them, “If there are so many homosexuals, why don’t you just show up and show off at the box office?”
In fact, in the last five years, overt homosexual movies, including well-known films like “Brokeback Mountain” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry” and such losers like “Transamerica,” “Another Gay Movie,” “Shortbus,” “Breakfast on Pluto,” “Kinky Boots,” “The History Boys” and “Adam & Steve,” averaged only $7.97 million at the box office. In contrast, movies with very strong Christian worldviews have averaged $76.97 million, or 10 times more money!
If there are very few homosexuals who show up at the box office, or who show up to get married, it could mean that the press, the government and businesses have vastly overrated their size and importance. That would mean that a very small minority is dictating the Judeo-Christian laws of the United States of America, or at least California.
On the other hand, it could also be that most homosexuals realize they want lots of sex and couldn’t care less about marriage … or about movies featuring homosexuality. It would be interesting to find a way to really do the numbers.
Until that day comes, and people are willing to come out of the closet of phony figures, I can only continue to challenge them to show up and show off at the box office. If they don’t, then the movie industry should stop wasting money on this tiny group, and the government of California should be embarrassed that they have allowed a tiny group of Mensheviks to rule the state, destroy marriage and tyrannize the people!