Denmark was the first country in the world to allow gay civil partnerships when it introduced the legislation in 1989, and public polls show that about 70% of the population supports same-sex marriage.
The Church of DenmarkakaThe Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark, (Den Danske Folkekirke or Folkekirken, literally meaning the “People’s Church”) is the state church and largest denomination in Denmark and Greenland. The church is Evangelical Lutheran and since the establishment of the Danish Constitution of 1849 the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark (ELCD) has been regarded as “the church of the people” as well as an official national church. The church is financially supported by the state, but membership is voluntary.
But even though 70 percent of the population supports same sex marriage some senior religious figures oppose the plans. Henrik Højlund chairman of the Evangelical Lutheran Network said gay marriage would be “fatal for the church”
The coalition government’s church minister, Manu Sareen states,. “I have many friends who are homosexuals and can’t get married. They love their partners the same way heterosexuals do, but they don’t have the right to live it out in the same way. The first same-sex weddings will hopefully become reality in Spring 2012, and I look forward to the moment the first homosexual couple steps out of the church. I’ll be standing out there throwing rice.”
Hack science fiction writer, Mormon homophobe and National Organization for Marriage Board member Orsen Scott Card has done not commited the literary sin of rewritting one of Shakespeare’s masterpieces but has done so to further a hateful bigoted anti-homosexual agenda.
In his book Hamlet’s Father Card has gone over the deep end according to William Alexander at Rain Taxi book review who writes:
(In Card’s book ) King Hamlet was an inadequate king because he was gay, an evil person because he was gay, and, ultimately, a demonic and ghostly father of lies who convinces young Hamlet to exact imaginary revenge on innocent people. The old king was actually murdered by Horatio, in revenge for molesting him as a young boy—along with Laertes, and Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern, thereby turning all of them gay. We learn that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are now “as fusty and peculiar as an old married couple. I pity the woman who tries to wed her way into that house.”
Hamlet is damned for all the needless death he inflicts, and Dead Gay Dad will now do gay things to him for the rest of eternity: “Welcome to Hell, my beautiful son. At last we’ll be together as I always longed for us to be.”
Card has some MAJOR Issues.
But whats most disturbing is that so many middle grades curricula include Card’s ‘Ender’s Game’. It’s viewed as some sort of young adult classic, rather than sub-Ayn Rand sci-fi for kids. And now this homophobic anti-gay piece of trash.
The evil that men do lives after them ….. And Orsen Scott Cards will live forever
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Hamlet
This production was filmed for television by the BBC as part of their Great Performances series.
Hamlet played in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon from 24 July – 15 November 2008 and at the Novello Theatre in London from 3 December 2008 – 10 January 2009. the show featured David Tennant in the title role and was directed by Gregory Doran. Additional cast members included Patrick Stewart, Penny Downie, Mariah Gale, John Woodvine, and Edward Bennett
(Click the arrow in the RED Circle and then the arrow in the GREEN Circle to play)