Bil Browning

Beautiful anti-gay hate

Filed By Bil Browning | May 11, 2009 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: anti-gay bigotry, anti-gay churches, gay love, homophobic behavior, Matthew Brown

Presented without commentary because it needs none. Anti-gay hate has never been more lovely and beautiful. Kudos to filmmaker Matthew Brown.

GAY = SIN from Matthew Brown on Vimeo.

(Hat tip to Queerty.)

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Thanks for the video, Bil. It was beautiful.

This is why PFLAG exists. I can't say any more. It wouldn't be nice.

C.J. Hatter | May 11, 2009 6:11 PM

Sorry Bil, but no matter how they try to "pretty it up," their message of hate is ugly, ugly, ugly. I couldn't stand listening past the first 15 - 20 seconds.

Annette and CJ - the video isn't anti-gay. It uses anti-gay voice over clips from famous homophobes to illustrate the point.

christophe | May 11, 2009 6:41 PM

You must admit that when viewing this, its very difficult to tell this is supposed to be Gay friendly.

i think the point is that with so many voices speaking so loudly, and trying to desperately to preach a message of fear and hate...

truth not only triumphs, it speaks louder.

Oh, please, don't try so hard to be morons.

If you actually watched the full video, hideous whale with hairy back sunbathing included, you'd see that all the embracing and flowery naked boys frolicking in nature couldn't be any more gay friendly.

"hideous whale with hairy back"?

What hate language that is! His smile of content and self is beautiful!

Bah, I'm sure some community of bears will gobble him up with adoration in order to compensate for my intense repulsion to him.

C.J. Hatter | May 11, 2009 11:31 PM

The piece was presented as being "anti-gay," but with the promise that it was "lovely and beautiful."

The filmmaker tried too hard to be clever. It backfired by turning off a portion of the intended audience. You can't expect your audience to sit thru the screening when the first 1/3 of the film is distasteful, and there's no reasonable expectation of improvement.

As I expected, from the description, I saw "lovely and beautiful" videography/cinematography, with voice-over that was nothing short of filth. The narrative turned me off from the start, and I had no reason to believe it was going to improve. Remember, I was led to believe it was "anti-gay." I turned it off, as I'm prone to do when I find something distasteful.

Sue me. And I'm no "moron."

I thought the meaning was pretty obvious after watching it the whole way through.

Alex Grigny Alex Grigny | May 12, 2009 6:44 AM

I found it very confusing...

This video reminds me (in way) of Stephen Colbert, who takes a conservative stance and delivers it in a loud and obnoxious manner, so that we can all see how many conservatives are themselves simply loud and obnoxious. Hilariously funny satire, and often quite thought-provoking. But a recent study (featured on Keith Olberman) has shown that many people just don't get it: they think Colbert actually IS a loud-mouthed conservative, rather than a comedian/satirist making a social statement against conservatism. I agree that Brown's video is perhaps a little too subtle (esp. in the beginning). But I suspect that (as with Colbert) many people are going to see this video as simply anti-gay.

(FYI, try googling “The Irony of Satire: Political Ideology and the Motivation to See What You Want to See in The Colbert Report")

To watch it all the way through does lead one to figure it out but it is subtle and so confusing. I doubt that many will sit through it

Speaking as a heterosexual (which might be the "persuadable" demographic the director was trying to reach), I was struck by the complete disconnect between the speakers words and the imagery, which rebutted forcefully what the speakers were saying. They say, "Gays are ruining America," and I'm thinking, "THESE GUYS?!?" But even before they show the guys and we're just seeing this beautiful cinematography, I keep thinking, "Gays are here, and yet, America is no worse off. In fact, it's rather stunning, and I'm supposed to believe two guys kissing can destroy all that?!?

So...I thought it was effective....because it puts front and center the conflict between the humanity and compassion for all a lot of us want to feel and the faiths that often tell us we can't.

That's what I got out of this movie.

re: chris' response

i agree! i think that's the same response i had, and how it 'hit' me as i watched it. also, i'm straight as well- so perhaps it 'does' what it's supposed to do- for whom it's intended.

and i think that would explain the 'oddness' about the title... it's ambiguous on purpose i think, to get those who NEED to rethink things.

good response chris, btw- well put!

Thanks Bill for sharing this wonderful video and especially to Matthew for making it.

As distasteful as it may be to hear these homophobes spew their hatred and distain of us, we've heard it all before. To hear them all one after another most certainly got Matt's message across to me. Among all the beauty and love that life has to offer, hate will try to rear it's ugly head to destroy it. Whether we allow it to make us become cynical and mean spirited as these people, is solely up to us.

Not to worry Matt, we won't shot the messenger for delivering the message, even if we don't care much for it. Very powerful and well done, I'll post it to my website. Kudos' Matt..

Any confusion in the minds of G/L people is caused by the homo-haters who keep telling us we're diseased because we're gay.
It's the homo-haters who're sick. Why are they so obsessed with the private lives of strangers who mean them no harm?