Even a “gay” man has objected to the latest Hollywood promotion of homosexuality.
And he got torched by other homosexuals for doing so.
The social media firestorm was sparked by Chad Felix Greene, who writes at Medium.com. He mentioned the new movie, “Call Me By Your Name,” about a 24-year-old homosexual’s relationship with his professor’s 17-year-old son and expressed his concern on Twitter:
“24 year old man. 17 year old boy. Stop,” he wrote.
24 year old man.
17 year old boy.
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 11, 2017
“I accidentally unleashed a tidal wave of controversy that simply never would have occurred to me,” he wrote.
He explained it started with this Twitter statement about the movie, which “has taken the LGBT world by storm, even more intensely than Moonlight did, has a 98 percent Rotten Tomatoes rating and whispers of Oscars are floating around Hollywood.”
Greene noted actor James Woods responded with a mention of NAMBLA, the North American Man-Boy Love Association, and “I was suddenly inundated with surprisingly hostile and irrationally angry people (even for my twitter) who all seemed utterly outraged by my criticism.”
However, he explained: “My exclusive and consistent argument was, and is, that it is wrong for an adult to have sex with a teenager. There’s isn’t a great deal of nuance involved in that rule for me. If you have to ask if its wrong, it probably is.
“The Hollywood Reporter is correct in that I have devoted a lot of writing to this topic. Although they phrased it as ‘underage sex,’ as though my issue is the idea of teenagers engaging in sex at all. I was sexually active at 14. … This is an important issue for me.”
A Movieguide commentary said that while “critics are drooling” over the new movie, “none of the reviews from the major publications seemed to even notice this age discrepancy and almost unilaterally praised the movie’s so-called ‘sensual’ sex scenes.”
Alongside a poll querying “Do you think Sony Picture Classics has gone too far?” the commentary noted Greene’s concerns about the age, when the story was set in Italy, where the age of consent is 14.
“Of course, for the radical left, why stop at 14? In fact, many activists in Italy in the mid 1980s actually tried to lower the age of consent to 12! Or, why not go a step further and take away any age requirement whatsoever as in some Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia, where you can do whatever you want as long as you’re married?” Movieguide asked.
“Hardly a week goes by these days without seeing a news story about a teacher on trial for having sex with one of their students, including teenagers much younger than 17, and it is perverse movies like CALL ME BY YOUR NAME that embolden this kind of moral and psychological depravity,” the commentary said.
Greene said, as a society, “it is time we recognize that the liberal obsession with inverse autonomy (5-year-olds can choose their gender, but 25-year-olds cannot provide for themselves without government assistance) is placing real lives in real danger. … The sheer number of people arguing in favor [of] an age of consent at 14 … should be enough of a wakeup call for everyone.”
Movieguide said it is calling on Sony Picture Classics to pull “Call Me By Your Name” from its release schedule.
“Sexual exploitation has plagued this world enough, and the last thing that should be celebrated is a story about pedophilia lust for underage children,” Movieguide said.
It’s not the first time that a homosexual community leader has drawn a line over an agenda point that goes too far.
Previously the issue came up in the Northern Ireland case against Ashers Baking Co. for declining to do a cake promoting homosexuality, due to religious convictions. A similar case, against Oregon baker Jack Phillips, is before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The bakery in Northern Ireland was almost unanimously reviled by the law enforcement community and others. But the owners also earned the support of homosexual activist Peter Tatchell, who wrote in the London Guardian that while he originally condemned Ashers, he has changed his mind.
“Much as I wish to defend the gay community, I also want to defend freedom of conscience, expression and religion,” he wrote.
“It pains me to say this, as a long-time supporter of the struggle for LGBT equality in Northern Ireland, where same-sex marriage and gay blood donors remain banned. The equality laws are intended to protect people against discrimination. A business providing a public service has a legal duty to do so without discrimination based on race, gender, faith and sexuality.
“However, the court erred by ruling that [Gareth] Lee was discriminated against because of his sexual orientation and political opinions. … His cake request was refused not because he was gay, but because of the message he asked for. There is no evidence that his sexuality was the reason Ashers declined his order,” he wrote.