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‘Brokeback Mountain’ Receives

inthenewsBEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – “Brokeback Mountain” is moseying along the Academy Awards trail, its four Golden Globe wins – best drama among them – positioning the cowboy love story for Oscar glory.

Homosexual and transsexual themes dominated Monday’s Golden Globes with the key wins by “Brokeback Mountain,” plus acting honors for the film biography “Capote” and the gender-bending “Transamerica.”…

…The four Globes for “Brokeback Mountain,” the story of old ranch-hand buddies who conceal an ongoing homosexual affair from their families, included the directing award for Ang Lee.

The fact that “Brokeback Mountain” has found eager audiences across the country, including the conservative heartland, shows that Americans are willing to embrace stories of love in all forms, Lee said.

“It has proven you can never categorize a region or place or stereotype them,” Lee said.

The Globes position “Brokeback Mountain” as a solid front-runner for the Academy Awards, whose nominations come out Jan. 31, with the Oscars handed out March 5. The film also won Globes for best screenplay and song…

…[Felicity] Huffman won the best dramatic actress award for her remarkable transformation in the road-trip tale “Transamerica,” in which she plays a man preparing for sex-change surgery.

“I know as actors our job is usually to shed our skins, but I think as people our job is to become who we really are, and so I would like to salute the men and women who brave ostracism, alienation and a life lived on the margins to become who they really are,” Huffman said.

[Philip Seymour] Hoffman was honored as best dramatic actor for his role as gay author Truman Capote in “Capote.”

David Germain
AP Movie Writer

Analysis

The evidence that Hollywood has an agenda to promote the homosexual lifestyle is so overwhelming as to be beyond dispute. Best film drama, Outstanding Actor and Actress Awards, graphic scenes depicting homosexual acts, all of these indicate a desire on the part of the film community to “mainstream” the homosexual lifestyle.

And it is working. While the writer’s contention that the movie ‘Brokeback Mountain’ “has found eager audiences across the country, including the conservative heartland” may be a bit overstated, it must be admitted that criticism of such blatant (and graphic) depictions of homosexuality has waned. What once was whispered in the dark is now championed publicly.

As Christians we must be ready to suffer severe criticism as we stand against such immorality. The nation continues its descent into degradation and ungodliness, and the contrast between the light and darkness is ever increasing. As those in the darkness “hate the light”, (cf. John 3:20), it is inevitable that they will persecute those who follow after God and His word. Nevertheless, those who are the children of God must continue to shine as lights in the darkness of this ungodly world.

The Holy Spirit revealed the mind of God against such ungodliness. Note the following from the pen of the Apostle Paul: “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality … who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them (Romans 1:28-32).