Memphis Tennessee’s Orpheum Theater has cancelled the movie “Gone With the Wind” from it’s summer movie series, because it is “insensitive” to the black community the theater’s board said on Friday.
The Orpheum Theatre Group decided not to include the 1939 movie about a plantation in the Civil War-era South in its 2018 Summer Movie Series after feedback from patrons following the last screening Aug. 11.
“As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves’, the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population,” the theater’s operators said in a statement. (Memphis’ population is about 64 percent African-American.)
Orpheum’s Facebook page event for the August screening has users become a battleground with some posters saying the film is “racist.” Another notable comment has somebody saying “slowly but surely, we will rid this community of all tributes to white supremacy.” Others meanwhile are deeply disappointed that the movie group has dropped GWTW. “I thought this was a joke! Shame on you for canceling “GWTW.” You just insulted every single actor and crew member on this film. You insulted SAG and every institution that has fought for this film to be exhibited since its release in 1939. How pathetic!”
An interesting point to all this is that Hattie McDaniel was the first black American to win an Oscar with her co-staring role as Mammy in Gone With The Wind. McDaniel the daughter of former slaves rose to the epitome of the elite acting profession and was justly rewarded for her role in the classic film.
I guess her achievement is also gone with the wind.
For the government to force someone to do work that violates his conscience is nothing less than tyranny. And for a man to be compelled under threat of punishment to perform work against his will is slavery.
The reality is that the LGBT lobby is the reincarnation of some of the worst elements of the mindless prejudice of the Old South in its irrational venom toward people (Christians) who are not like them. The rainbow flag is the new Confederate flag. It is as much a symbol of bigotry as that flag ever was in the minds of the left.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson doubled-down Monday on his description of slaves as immigrants, arguing that the label fits anyone who comes into a country from the outside – even “involuntary immigrants.”
“I think people need to actually look up the word immigrant,” Carson said. “Whether you’re voluntary or involuntary, if you come from the outside to the inside, you’re an immigrant. Whether you’re legal or illegal, you come from the outside to inside, you’re an immigrant. Slaves came here as involuntary immigrants but they still had the strength to hold on.”
One woman who called into the show said she disagreed with Carson, arguing, “you can’t be an immigrant if you’re brought over here in chains.”
“Yes you can, you can be an involuntary immigrant,” Carson responded. “We should be proud to have ancestors that had the mental strength to endure what so many others had not been able to endure,” he continued.
American Family Association’s own Batshit Bryan Fischer is off his meds once again and this time is histrionically alarming his 20 or so listeners by proclaiming that gay activists are bring slavery back to the South.
Fischer lamenting on how Mississippi is the last state to still ban gay adoption, and how that ban is currently being challenged in court claiming that “if the homosexual lobby is successful on this, then they will be forcing the state of Mississippi, against its will” to drop the gay adoption ban. And insists that if that happens it will push Christians into slavery.
“Ladies and gentlemen, that is just a form of tyranny. When you compel people to do things contrary to their will, contrary to their conscience, that’s slavery as well as tyranny. So you think about it, who’s bringing slavery back to the south? Who’s bringing slavery back to the Confederate States of America? It’s the homosexual lobby. When you compel people to provide services against their will, that is involuntary servitude, that is slavery. I submit to you that it is the homosexual lobby that’s single-handedly bringing slavery back to the Confederate States of America.”
Crazy old GOP white guy doesn’t understand slavery, more news at eleven.
The “not so great” state of Mississippi has FINALLY“officially” ratified the 13th amendment to the US constitution, which abolishes slavery and which was officially noted in the constitution on 6 December 1865 and it only took them 147 years.
Two academics Dr Ranjan Batra and Ken Sullivan embarked on research prompted after watching Lincoln, Steven Spielberg‘s Oscar-nominated film. Sullivan remembered that a 1995 move to ratify the 13th amendment had passed the Mississippi Senate and House which at that time was only 130 late and racked down a copy of the bill and learned that its last paragraph required the secretary of state to send a copy to the office of the federal register, to officially sign it into law which they had not.
Sullivan then contacted the current Mississippi secretary of state, Delbert Hosemann, who filed the paperwork for the passage of the bill on January 3oth. The bill passed on February 7th. Hosemann said the passage of the bill “was long overdue”.
The GOP fronted American Family Association hate group’s head bigoted moron Bryan J Fischer is at it again spreading his moronic bile, lies and hatred across America’s radio waves this time sating that slavery was a blessing for the African-American community.
In can they please stop doing this news, an organization in Maryland is attempting to use an inaccurate stereotype to say African American voters to vote against marriage equality this upcoming November.
Jump the Broom for Marriages, whose name is derived from a tradition used by slaves in the American South to celebrate a matrimonial union, is trying to sway African American voters by saying gay rights aren’t civil rights and using their religion as a reason to oppose marriage equality:
Gay Rights is NOT a Civil Rights Issue. Have you ever seen a water fountain for Gays only?”
Sounds like to me someone needs to to their research on what civil rights means before they go on about what is or what isn’t a civil right. For example, in this couuntry, Civil Rights began with the Suffrage movement so that women be allowed the right to vote…So please do yur research before stating fallacies you know nothing about.
I become so irritated when I hear this statement that gay rights aren’t civil rights because CIVIL RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS THEREFORE ARE GAY RIGHTS. We’ve had this discussion before but it bears repeating.
the organization added more insult to injury by adding “whites only” to a sign to a fountain with the caption “A Real Civil Rights Issue!”. This is so counterproductive and wrong. Not because racism still exists in this country, because it does, but that this organization is trying to turn one discriminated group against another.
I’m not the only person able to see through the group’s objectives. President of Marylanders for MarriageEquality, Ezekiel Jackson, saw that this is just another ploy to discredit President Obama because of his evolution on same-sex marriage:
The group’s strategy is clearly to ‘drive a wedge between gays and blacks,’ as outlined in internal memos by the National Organization for Marriage. But supporters of marriage equality — like the NAACP and President Obama — seek to unite people from diverse backgrounds and faiths around the fundamental values of treating everyone fairly and equally under the law.
Please get your facts right before citing what civil rights are. Civil means for everyone.
Former NFL linebacker, National Organization for Marriage all and Antioch Bible Church pastor Ken Hutcherson who is working to overturn Washington States recent marriage equality law wrote a recent piece for the right wing religious rag WorldNetDaily saying that “its take back the rainbow for God” and let “the homosexual community find a different religious symbol to commandeer.”
How did we get here? Just when was this symbol liquidated of its meaning? When was the sign pointing to God’s promise intentionally co-opted to point to a certain lifestyle choice? Let’s just say that the homosexual movement has been busy over the last couple of decades and that many of these changes have taken place without so much as a peep from the larger Christian community. Rome’s burning; Nero’s fiddling; and Christians are taking a well-deserved nap.
Yes, let’s take back the rainbow for God. Let the homosexual community find a different religious symbol to commandeer. If they were feeling congenial, perhaps the Muslims would let them borrow their crescent moon. In these desperate economic times, maybe the Wiccans would rent the pentagram to them. I don’t really care. What I want is for the Christian community to wake up, wipe the sleep from their eyes, and realize that they are in a spiritual battle that isn’t going away and has no demilitarized zones. The rainbow is a symbol, but it’s meaning points to the very character of God. So Christians …use this God-given symbol for His glory. Using it won’t make you a homosexual. It won’t make you a New Ager. It won’t make leprechauns real. But it might allow you to get into conversations with people who need to meet the very One Who gave us His promise in the first place.
“She might as well change her name to John Wilkes Booth because what she’s doing now is trying to put a bullet in the head of one of the greatest traditions that has ever existed and has built our society, and that is marriage between one man and one woman…….If this law is passed, what is going to happen? Do they believe that if they change the definition of marriage being between one man and one woman, what is going to stop two men one woman, two women one man, one man against a horse, one many with a boy, one man with anything?“
Interesting, if not completely ass backwards and insane analogy coming from a hateful anti-gay black man of God..
John Wilkes Booth put a bullet in the head of the man who changed the tradition and practice of slavery, not the one trying to preserve it. By his reasoning, he himself is like John Wilkes Boothe, trying to put a bullet in the head of those who would change a tradition which, like slavery, holds that one group of people is less than those of the majority.