Justin Bieber: being gay is a decision and abortion is wrong
Fresh from winning a Brit award, teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber has suggested that homosexuality is a choice and that abortion is wrong even when pregnancy is caused by rape.
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, he appeared to label homosexuality as a choice rather than something that is uncontrollable.
He also spoke out against abortion even when pregnancy is caused by rape, saying “everything happens for a reason.”
The interview for next month’s Rolling Stone magazine has been distributed via blogs.
When asked what his views on homosexuality are, Bieber responded: “It’s everyone’s own decision to do that. It doesn’t affect me and shouldn’t affect anyone else.”
It is not clear whether he intended to label homosexuality as a lifestyle choice.
Bieber’s position stands in contrast with that of Lady Gaga who last year said: “there are some people in this world that believe being gay is a choice. It’s not a choice, we’re born this way.” Her single ‘Born This Way’ has been described as the new gay anthem by Sir Elton John.
In his interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Bieber went on to say “I think you should just wait for the person you’re … in love with,” when asked about abstinence.
Despite his strong Christian background he did not argue against pre-martial sex.
“I really don’t believe in abortion,” he told the magazine “I think [an embryo] is a human. It’s like killing a baby.”
He added that while it is “really sad” for a woman to become pregnant after being raped, he claimed that “everything happens for a reason.”
“I don’t know how that would be a reason,” he added. “I guess I haven’t been in that position, so I wouldn’t be able to judge that.”
Posted on Advocate.com January 05, 2011
Franco: “Maybe I’m Just Gay”
By Advocate.com Editors
James Franco has played a good number of gay roles, most recently in the movies Milk and Howl—where he portrayed Harvey Milk’s longtime boyfriend Scott Smith and poet Allen Ginsberg, respectively. As a result, he’s faced a lot of questions about his own sexual orientation.
The actor, who told The Advocate last summer that he is straight, is now raising eyebrows by suggesting otherwise in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys,” Franco tells EW. “And there are also lots of other aspects about these characters that I’m interested in, in addition to their sexuality. So, in some ways it’s coincidental, in other ways it’s not. I mean, I’ve played a gay man who’s living in the ‘60s and ‘70s, a gay man who we depicted in the ‘50s, and one being in the ‘20s. And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult. Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition. Or, you know what, maybe I’m just gay.”
Saturday, 4 December 2010
4 December 2010
The star of The Truman Show, The Mask and Liar Liar, had no problem with acting out gay sex scenes in the film. He told the Chicago Tribune: “As soon as I read the script…it was a no-brainer for me that I had to do it. There were some people in my life that were saying: ‘You really want to do that? You really want to do that scene? I mean, honestly, that’s going to stick in people’s minds.’ And I said, ‘Exactly. I want to do things that stick in people’s minds.”
The film makes its long-awaited release this weekend in US cinemas, having previously found success at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and in European and UK cinemas, and it is being tipped for success at the Oscars.
Carrey plays Steven Russell a gay con man, who falls in love with Phillip Morris played by Ewan McGregor, when in jail. After Morris is released, Russell plots his own escape in a series of desperate attempts to live together freely.
“I think Steven Russell was a man who’s on a journey of love, trying to prove his own worth to himself and the world,” said Carrey. “He’s a rather obsessive character in his approach to things. What I loved about him was that he was relentless when it came to love. He would do anything to get what he needs. He’s broken out of prison several times.”
On the gay kissing scenes with Ewan McGregor, Carrey said: “I just looked at him like a person I love, a person I admire, a person I respect, and a person I needed to fulfill me and make me feel whole, basically.”
Upon its UK release earlier in the year, Carrey claimed in an interview with the Metro: “I don’t really care about the reaction, if there’s a negative reaction. I care about doing a story about amazing, fascinating people.”
PinkPaper.com reported earlier this year that the comedy-drama had its American release date postponed by a US court after a row erupted between producers and distributors.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Taken from New Gay Earth
The Apprentice 2010
Donald Trump disappointed me in a big way. His attempt to ‘Out’ one of the contestants on his show “The Apprentice” created another negative image of Gay men in general and he should be ashamed of himself for doing so.
During the ‘boardroom’ meeting portion of the episode which aired November 4, 2010 Mr. Trump listened as
Anand Vasudev (a 31 year old unemployed entreprenuer and former real estate broker)
suggested David Johnson (a 34 year old unemployed accounts manager and father of 5)
had shown signs of a ‘Man Crush’ for a model their team had used for a photo shoot during the competition. He repeatedly suggested David himself was ‘Gay’ which solicited snickering and laughter from everyone on camera.
Mr. Trump pointedly turned to David and asked him if he was Gay and if he wanted to ‘Come Out’ then and there on the show. David, of course, denied the accusations and reminded everyone he was the father of 5 children to which Mr. Trump and others said ‘that means nothing these days’. Donald Jr. even said ‘That’s so Gay’ during the meeting.
I was appalled by this. This is the atmosphere that Gay men must compete in for jobs in America. The prejudice and hostility that was shown during this episode of The Apprentice was shocking. If Cyndi Lauper had been at the meeting I’m certain she would have challenged everyone for mocking Gay people and for snickering at the idea that David might be Gay. Cyndi Lauper was one of the celebrities involved in last seasons ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and was claimed as a ‘close’ friend by Mr. Trump. I wonder if she saw this episode and how she reacted?
I really thought highly of Donald Trump prior to this public statement of his homophobic attitude. I have been a fan of his for decades. His appearnces on TV have always drawn my attention. I have never seen him ridicule and belittle someone about their sexuality before. I may have missed the signs of his prejudice before but I’m well aware of them now.
I would like to call for him to apologize for this behavior. I would like for him to state publicly his support for the Gay Community and for the end of DADT. I want him to help us achieve equality under the law and freedom from discrimintation.
If you agree with me please join me in posting a protest of this ‘branding’ of a suspected homosexual at: http://www.nbc.com/the-apprentice/in-the-boardroom/2010/11/week-8/
I posted a protest at that address under the name JL2
Got this in an email today and it made me laugh.
A Cajun named ‘Martin’ walks into a gay bar with
A pet alligator by his side.
He puts the alligator up on the bar.
He turns to the astonished patrons.
“I’ll make you a deal. I’ll open
This alligator’s mouth and
place my manhood inside.
Then, the gator will close
his mouth for one minute.
Then, he’ll open his mouth and I’ll
remove my unit unscathed. In return
for witnessing this spectacle, each of
you will buy me a drink.”
The crowd murmured their approval.
The man stood up on the bar, dropped
his trousers, and placed his Johnson
and related parts in the alligator’s open
mouth. The gator closed his mouth as
the crowd gasped. After a minute,
the man grabbed a beer bottle and
smacked the alligator hard on the top
of its head.
The gator opened his mouth and the man
removed his genitals unscathed as promised.
The crowd cheered, and the first of his free
drinks were delivered.
The man stood up again and made another offer… “I’ll pay anyone $100 who’s willing to give it a try..”
A hush fell over the crowd. After a while, a hand went up in the back of the bar.
A blond guy timidly spoke up… “I’ll try it. Just don’t
hit me so hard with the beer bottle!”
Shannon Elkins, 30, Pest Control Company Owner, LaFayette Lousiana
I was so mesmerized by Chase that I didn’t really notice Shannon at first. I could tell he was a hot head and probably a homophobe as well but there are many of those in the cast this season.
Shannon had a melt down at the tribal council meeting during the second episode of the season. He called Chase out and told the tribe of their alliance and how he felt betrayed by Chase. He called Sash out and asked him if he was “Gay”. Sash never actually said no to the question. Shannon said New York City is full of Gays. Shannon really behaved like someone who wanted to go home. He got his wish.
Anyone that has read my blog knows I’m Gay. Ordinarily I would resent some of the comments Shannon made. Ordinarily I would be happy he was voted off the show. It was inevitable after his tirade so he might as well have gone right then.
I was not surprised by his prejudice. He was open about it. He said it out loud for all to hear. I applaud CBS for showing the “minority alliance” of Sash, Naonka and Brenda as they plotted to get rid of the “majority” members. This was all done in secret. They never said it out loud for all to hear. They were thinking and acting like bigots. They were practicing racial discrimination right before the camera for us to see. They were sneaky and sly about it.
Brenda even made an alliance with Chase and then laughed at him in private saying how dumb he was – a dumb ‘cracker’ is what I heard her think to herself. Racist, racist, racist! How dare they judge Shannon’s action and be so self-righteous. How dare they hide their own plot to get rid of all the “majority” (code for white). I don’t like deception. If someone is a homophobe please tell me to my face and not behind my back. I don’t like those 3 weasels – Sash, Naonka and Brenda.
Naonka is a perfect example of an entitled minority woman. She is disgusting. Brenda is a poster child for the stereotype of a ‘sneaky asian’ woman who will rob you then stab you in the back. Sash – oh, Sash – I think Shannon was right. I think Sash is a Queer as I am. He did not answer the question. He is so damned deceptive I just vomited in my mouth writing this sentence.
I hope Naonka is next to leave followed by Brenda and then Sash.
I hope Chase – my darling Chase – wins the money this year!
Go, Chase, Go!