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March 3, 2006

The Message of "Brokeback Mountain"?

Lori on September 13, 2007 12:57 AM EST writes:
Are people who commit other types of sexual sin treated with tender respect and understanding?
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Carlton on April 11, 2006 01:00 PM EST writes:
I lived it

This movie brought so many hard feelings and emotions. I could not see it in a theater, I did not want to rent it, I did not want to buy it. I wanted it to go away. I saw it last night and my life is once again in shambles. I lived my own Brokeback Mountain. Married, two children, a home, church, socials and friends. Then came Gary. Married, no children but a connection that could not go away. The same story unfolded, alcohol, up late and then something I could never explain. A passionate kiss and recognition of the missing love, a love I had never felt before. We never spoke of the incident again. My wife and I divorced. He and his wife divorced. I found the only way I could deal with it was to move far, far away. Gary sought me out. While nothing ever happened between us again, a definite impression was left on my life. This movie caused all the hurt and pain to arise again. While it is a great movie, I can NEVER see it again.
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Sherwood MacRae on March 16, 2006 12:16 PM EST writes:
Heartbreak at Brokeback

I saw the movie and it was good, great dialogue, scenery in keeping with the original creation story and legitimate actors acting legitimally.

Sadly, too many Christians, many of whom have obviously never studied the Bible - better yet, let the Bible study them, have chosen to criticize for the sake of criticizm, nothing more, nothing less.

Our words cannot change their hearts, let us hope our prayers will.
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Cecil Lawson on March 10, 2006 11:03 AM EST writes:
I haven't seen the movie yet for the same reasons, but I plan on seeing it soon. However, I have been following the buzz around it in the wake of the Oscars....or the lack of buzz as it were. The relief (if one can call it that) was palaptable on the part of the media once Brokeback Mountain didn't win best picture. "Now, we don't have to talk about this movie that makes most people uncomfortable, that we have to make funny comments about to dissipate the tension." God forbid anyone do a sendup of Crash.
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Iris Alantiel on March 4, 2006 12:58 PM EST writes:
I felt that your comments about this movie were exactly right. There's a tendency in our society to politicize homosexuality, or to fixate on the sex act rather than the love shared between two people. I think that's why this movie left me so saddened - everyone (both in the world of the film and in our real world right now) missed the point, and the point is love.

Cheers,
I.A.
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Jared Cramer on March 3, 2006 11:47 AM EST writes:
Thanks

It really is sad that an attitude of tenderness and respect is seen as politicizing. Thanks for your thoughtful remarks.

Grace,
Jared

http://www.jaredcramer.com
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