Defacing the Bible because of Homosexuality

British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality.

In an August 10 interview on New Zealand's TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumor "He's the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part of the Bible out that criticizes homosexuality."

"Yes it is true," responded McKellen in even tones. "It's Leviticus 18:22 that I object to, or is it 22:18, I've always got to look it up. Thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman, it is an abomination. And they, I think the punishment for an abomination was being stoned to death," he said.

McKellen added, "I think it's rather obscene and pornographic, and shouldn't be there, so I remove it."

Asked how many Bibles he has vandalized, McKellen replied, "I have no idea, but other people do it as well, people send me evidence that they have been removing that."

McKellen has been vandalizing Bibles in the same fashion for at least a few years. He first admitted publicly to the activity in 2004 in an interview with the UK Telegraph.

In May last year, McKellen campaigned for homosexual 'marriage' in Britain. He complained that a then-new UK law allowing homosexual civil unions did not go far enough. "I really can't see why the government couldn't just say gay people can get married — that would have been true equality and so much simpler. But that hasn't been done because they couldn't face the furor," he said.

Ironically, the genius behind the story which gave McKellen his current pedestal — J.R.R. Tolkien — held that homosexuality was a disorder and was a staunch defender of traditional Catholic teaching on sexual morality.

Tolkien's thoughts on human sexuality are most clearly represented in his personal writings. In Tolkien's letter to his then-21-year-old son Michael, he warned that illicit sexuality is one of the prime dangers for souls. "The devil is endlessly ingenious, and sex is his favorite subject," he wrote.

Tolkien was very aware of the hardships of remaining faithful in marriage, but recognized that in only in God's plan for marriage can happiness be found. He wrote, "No man, however truly he loved his betrothed and bride as a young man, has lived faithful to her as a wife in mind and body without deliberate conscious exercise of the will, without self-denial." And in another place he said, "Christian marriage is not a prohibition of sexual intercourse, but the correct way of sexual temperance — in fact probably the best way of getting the most satisfying sexual pleasure."

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  • Guest

    Hmmm, there's an idea, let's just omit the parts of the Bible that we don't like.  That reminds me of Cafeteria Catholicism.

  • Guest

    If the Bible was in the rooms and not everyone using the rooms was Christian,then the Hotel Owners walked into that leading with their chin.Some years ago,my family went on holiday to an English seaside resort.The owners of the Guest House were Catholics and they had catholic statues throughout the House,but not in the rooms. 

    Having said that,i hope they chased up McKellen for the cost of

    replacing the Bibles.

  • Guest

    Ripping pages out of the Bible does not change God's Holy Word. 

    Taking the Bible or other Christian articles and speech out of the public or private audience because someone may not be a Christian is why we are increasingly becoming a society that does not know God and is wandering out of the Light into darkness.

    I have been to Hotels were they offer pay cable programming I don't like, don't use, don't look at but I don't vandalize the t.v., or programming guide or the room in some way. I prefer to stay somewhere where that is not offered but that is not always possible. Destroying personal or public property or attacking people because you don't like what they say is criminal, I hope there never comes a day where there are exceptions (unfortunately I think that day is coming soon, when Christians are being silenced with laws and intimidations – already happens in others Countries like Canada)

    Lord please open our minds and hearts to the Truth.

  • Guest

    Couldn't this vandalism be addressed as a form of "hate speech?" Maybe it's time for Christians to be "wise as serpents" and turn tables on those who seek to rip God out of our world.

  • Guest

    If I had to rip out everything that offended me in the bible … I'd be one busy man.  So, why start?

    GK – God is good!

  • Guest

    That kind of thing has been going on forever.  If a religion interferes with the activities of a person or group of people, those people seek to change the religion to suit their desires.  That goes completely against the concept of absolute Truth.  By the way, isn't that how the Anglican church came to be?

  • Guest

    dmstroud62, that's a really good point!

     

     

  • Guest

    Like he started it…? Heck, the U.S. Supreme Court has been ripping the bible out of courthouses, schools, and other places for years!

  • Guest

    God loves you .

    As the one seems to imagine his celebrity officious, the officious supremes style themselves celebrities?

    If you dance on truth, the stagelights are from out of hell.

    Remember, I love you, too

    Reminding that we are all on the same side – His,

    Pristinus Sapienter

    (wljewell @catholicexchange.com or … yahoo.com)

  • Guest

    It seems to be ok to discriminate against heterosexuals.See link below:-

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/6697469.stm

     

     

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