Bil Browning

Michael Moore's next movie on gay rights?

Filed By Bil Browning | July 12, 2007 2:24 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment, The Movement
Tags: gay rights, Michael Moore, movies, rumor, Sicko

What's this floating around in rumor land? The Advocate has an interview with Michael Moore in the current issue where the filmmaker hints that the subject of his next movie might just be gay rights.

I think it’s a very ripe subject for someone like me to make a movie about it, simply because we are not there yet and it remains one of the last open wounds on our soul that we are not willing to fix yet. And so I have often thought as a straight person that I should continue to tackle this issue even in a long-form documentary, because generally you wouldn’t expect that of me.
I am not sure what I am going to do for my next film, but I certainly believe that I have no right to tell another couple whether they can or cannot be married. That is simply not allowed in my ethical book of standards... There is nowhere in the four Gospels where Jesus uses the word homosexual, nor the word abortion. The right wing has appropriated this guy. It makes you think, what someone can do in your name a thousand years from now. [Laughs] And they have used him to attack gays and lesbians, when he never said a single word against people who are homosexual. Anyone who professes to be a Christian and does that is certainly not following the teachings of Jesus Christ.

I have to admit that one of my biggest complaints about doing activist work is the repetition. By now, I've sat on numerous panels and led discussion groups about LGBTQ issues - usually with the general public. I've either said or listened to most of the standard rote reasonings that both sides use to prove their points. Our answers don't change - and neither do their patently absurd accusations. It's all old hat.

I'd love to see a Michael Moore flick on gay rights. His terrific sense of dry humor and wit would be the perfect way to liven up something that's become so stale most of us can recite it in our sleep. Gay rights could be entertaining on the big screen!

But now here comes my question... With so many anti-Moore critics out there, do you think his movie would help our cause or do more harm than good?

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It would be nice, I love this piece Moore did on sodomy laws already about eight years ago.

I enjoy his work very much. I loved his 9/11 movie (the Bush clips are the best! we have to laugh or we'll cry...)

Personally, I think it would be helpful. Our antagonists aren't going to loosen up, but the merry middle might just be curious enough to catch the film and see (I hope) gay people humanized in Moore's own masterful way.

I'd love Moore to come to post-Santorum Pittsburgh and see what's bloomed in his wake ...

I could see Moore going for the broader topic
of religion in america and the corrupt, greedy,
hypocritical, hate filled, idiotic institution it is and how it has divided our nation.
Gay marriage is just one of the theocrats many targets. When you consider abortion rights, stem cell research, sex education and other topics
could be given the exposure that only Michael Moore can do.
Who would have guessed that these religious facists would be somewhat successful in questioning evolution in favor of their crazy creationism BS - adam and eve riding on dinosaurs like the Flintstones lol!

Might Michael Moore be interested in the story of a Viet Nam veteran fired from his State agency for objecting to years of public supervisory harrassment to "straighten up, get back with the Roman Catholic church, and get married," and "not touch (others) because (the employee) might have 'the AIDS'."

This has cost taxpayers TWO MILLION DOLLARS so far.

Life is pretty good.

Moore is a moron in a Biblical sense. Moron is a Greek word coming from the Greek word, moros maining, "fool." Him like others have no clue as to what the gospels say and what Jesus says. Jesus does speak against homosexuality & other forms of lust. If you know the original language, you would know that. Moore will do more harm & needs to keep his uneducated mouth shut.

What's really sad is that people like Moore have "NO" clue to what being a christian and follower of Jesus Christ really means and involves. His comments reveal the staggering ignorance he has about the Holy Bible, the person of Jesus Christ and what both represent to human beings. People like Moore continually propagate mis-information to the detriment of all.

KEKennedy | July 23, 2007 8:04 AM

As a straight ally, gay-rights activist, and huge fan of Michael Moore, I would like to encourage him to take on the project. How do I get in touch with him? KEKennedy