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I'm not a movie prude; we check out many kinds of movies. And I expect most anything coming out of Hollywood, with any rating, to include something contrary to my values. I let most of it roll off my back. But with Happy Feet, I didn't expect my conservative Christian family to be assaulted with what we all recognized as a anti-Christian screed, with open mockery of traditional Christian preaching against values and lifestyles contrary to church teachings. It was abundantly clear that Happy Feet substituted homosexuality with dancing as the "different" lifestyle that was the unfair target of an Inquisition on ice. It was Dirty Dancing and Footloose all over again, but with the rhetoric and situation developed to make religious criticism of homosexuality counter to everything good and pleasing.

Jim, Stones Cry Out 69 Comments [5/28/2008 12:50:50 PM]
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RavenWood

OMG!! The guys were dancing to impress GIRLS!! Mumble spent the whole move trying to get a GIRL to fall in love with him! That's not gay!

5/28/2008 12:54:45 PM

Joe-Bob

Freudian rant for Jesus?

5/28/2008 12:59:30 PM

Rufus

Dancing penguins - fear them and everything they stand for

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5/28/2008 1:06:43 PM

Nutz

you're just reading into it what you like. It's a metaphor for being different in a variety of ways. Your fervent persecution of homosexuals is blinding you.

5/28/2008 1:14:59 PM

Deep Search

Happy Feet did make some wonderful points about tolerance, accepting differences, and loving someone for who they are. But, yeah, that's just so awful...

I especially liked how the religious penguins realized how they were flat-out wrong. Religion can't solve everything. And it made me chuckle when one of them called an Adelie a 'heathen.'

5/28/2008 1:15:48 PM

kilrturkey

It is abundantly clear that the Bible substituted homosexuality with being on Jesus' side as the "different" lifestyle that was the unfair target of the Ancient Romans.

5/28/2008 1:16:27 PM

Allegory for Jesus

Dancing Penguins- A hostile attack on Christianity and everything it stands for.

5/28/2008 1:17:20 PM

Ambrielle

So he really is talking about the penguins? O_o.

5/28/2008 1:30:52 PM



"I'm not a movie prude"

If Happy Feet offends yes you are.

5/28/2008 1:34:39 PM

aaa

Very, very, very petty.

5/28/2008 1:34:58 PM

Princess Rot

As soon as I read: "I'm not a movie prude" I just knew the following sentences would contradict it.

5/28/2008 1:52:08 PM

Freboy

You know 17th century France was quite fundie. They did the menuet, which is quite gay compared to the step.

5/28/2008 2:02:06 PM

Laura

I used to work at a movie theater, and I bet you're one of those assholes who don't read any info about the movie you're going to see, sit through the entire movie, then come out and ask for a manager so you can bitch and moan about how offended you were and how you want your money back even though you sat through the whole movie. We had quite a few people pull this little trick and they always ended up with a refund or free snacks or passes. Cheap bastards.

As for Happy Feet being anti-christian and pro-homosexual, that's just stupid. It's a kids movie with the eeevilll message that it's okay to be different from everyone else, and of course there's the environmental message, too. Being different does not always mean OMG TEH GAYS! How strange that you'd get that kind of vibe from a movie about talking, tap dancing penguins, but then you're probably one of those morons who think that the new Chips Ahoy commercial is promoting sex with cookies. If you see filth and perversion everywhere you look, even in children's movies, then it's probably YOU who is the pervert. Get some help, freak.

5/28/2008 2:02:23 PM

Delmania

There was homosexuality in Happy Feet? Did I miss something?

5/28/2008 2:10:36 PM

DinDC

Oh, I get it... I can follow this logic.

We live in this really old house, and there is a crack in the plaster on the wall going up to the third floor.

Anyway, that crack - in the plaster - is a substitute for homosexuality.

Its dark crevice screams for man-on-man action.

Its jagged edges reflect the fissures that would result in our society, should Gay Marriage ever become a nationwide reality.

It is "DIFFERENT" from the rest of the walls...

5/28/2008 2:15:50 PM

David D.G.

The movie is titled Happy Feet.

"Gay" is a synonym for "happy."

So, to be fair, it's pretty obvious that this movie must really be about gays with a foot fetish. The dancing penguins are just a distraction from the real plot.[/sarcasm]


~David D.G.

5/28/2008 2:26:21 PM

Imroy

Fundies just love being persecuted don't they? Even when they aren't, they have to convince themselves that they really are!

Persecution complex. Pure and simple.

5/28/2008 3:02:07 PM

Brenz

I thought the abomination of Happy Feet was that it was Happy Feet.

5/28/2008 3:06:24 PM

Brenz

That, and Nicole Kidman's Marilyn Monroe impression made me want to have sex with a penguin.

5/28/2008 3:06:45 PM

DW

This has got to be a POE!

5/28/2008 3:24:14 PM

BreeStar

Wow, you make leaps of logic that would make a grasshopper envious.

5/28/2008 3:26:29 PM

Philbert McAdamia

I'm not a comic book prude, but Jesus, that Donald Duck - OMG, I'm almost embarassed to say it - doesn't wear any
[ p - a - n - t - s ] Shh, don't tell the kids, the knowledge of this alone will corrupt their little minds.
And that evil little pervert; Mickey Mouse, with that long black thing hanging out of his shorts - what the hell IS that supposed to be? His "tail"? Riiiiight. Like mice have tails. I bet your "science" tells you this.

5/28/2008 3:30:54 PM

John

This guy reminds me of the old joke about the guy who goes to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist shows him an ink blot and says "what do you see?" He says "I see two people having sex on the floor". Then the psychiatrist shows him another one "That looks like a guy having a threesome with two women". He says third ink blot looks like "two people doing it doggie style on a table". The psychiatrist says "my god - you're obsessed with sex!" He replies "I'm obsessed with sex?!! You're the one showing me all the dirty pictures!"

5/28/2008 3:31:35 PM

Illuminatalie

And also, penguins are phallic symbols.

5/28/2008 3:35:00 PM

avowed_cynic

Wait...you are pissed off because Happy Feet promoted homosexuality (which I have yet to see in it) instead of the clear environmental message?! I do not understand these people...

BTW: real men are dancers.

5/28/2008 3:41:52 PM

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