A nationally recognized Christian activist will not be among those who attends the 2008 Christmas debut of Brad Pitt’s new motion picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Christian activist, James Hartline, also hopes that millions of fellow Christians will follow his example by boycotting the movie. Hartline says that this past September, Brad Pitt contributed $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign in an effort to defeat Prop 8, the California Marriage Protection Amendment. Pitt was joined by a number of wealthy actors, movie producers and other entertainment industry elites who donated large sums of money to help the homosexual political movement and their drive to legalize same-sex marriages in California.
Although, over 7 million California voters approved Prop. 8 by nearly 53% of the vote, homosexual activists are already moving to overturn Prop. 8 by placing a new statewide initiative on the 2010 ballot. Will the same Hollywood elites contribute to a future campaign to overturn Prop. 8? James Hartline believes that if Christian voters make their stand now it is highly unlikely that homosexual activists and their No on 8 campaign will enjoy the same amount of financial support from Hollywood during the 2010 election.
“I believe now is the time to let Brad Pitt and his fellow Hollywood elites know that the Christian Community is not going to sit idly by as the institution of marriage is dismantled by homosexual activists who have been getting supporting from wealthy entertainers,” says Hartline.
Hartline also states that entertainers like Brad Pitt achieved their wealth from the millions of Christians who bought tickets to their movies, concerts, DVD’s and videos. Hartline adds that the entertainers made wealthy by Christians are now using that wealth to fund the war against marriage in America.
Other liberal Hollywood elites who have been using their wealth and influence to support the homosexual political movement’s attack on Prop. 8 and the institution of marriage include blockbuster movie producer Steven Spielberg and his wife actress Kate Capshaw, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres and Drew Barrymore. Like Brad Pitt, Spielberg and his wife gave a total of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign in an effort to defeat the marriage protection amendment.
Hartline also points out that Brad Pitt is demonstrating utter hypocrisy in his financial attacks against the Christian Community and that community’s Biblically-based battle to defend the importance of marriage.
“Brad Pitt is living with his current girlfriend, actress Angelina Jolie, and giving large sums of money to support homosexuality. Then, he turns around and has a movie being released on the celebrated birthday of Jesus Christ, the savior of the world,” declares Hartline.
“While Pitt is helping the homosexual agenda to attack the Biblical definition of marriage, he has no problem raking in the money by having a movie released on Christmas when he knows that Christians are more likely to be off from work and available to go to the movies. If Pitt dislikes our values so much, how come his movie is being released on a day that celebrates our Christian values rather than, [for example], Gay Pride Day?” questions Hartline.
James Hartline believes that at least a million dollars can be pulled from the box office of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button if a portion of the Christians who are informed about Brad Pitt’s support for the homosexual agenda refuse to attend the movie.
Hartline is also encouraging those who stay away from Brad Pitt’s movie to take the price of a movie ticket, which averages $10 for an adult moviegoer, and donate that money to their local church ministry to help married couples. “We need to support the ministries that are helping married couples to cope with the many challenges facing them.”
Hartline says there are many ways to honor married couples. “Another way of honoring the institution of marriage is for moviegoers to skip Brad Pitt’s movie and take a married couple out to dinner. Honor those who honor marriage.”
Finally, Hartline is encouraging the thousands of readers of his various internet publications to contact their respective city councils and ask them to issue a proclamation in honor of married couples. “While city councils have a history of declaring ‘Gay Pride Day’ in nearly every major city in America, why can’t we have ‘Married Couples Day?'” asks Hartline. “It seems to me that it is time to start strengthening marriages in America instead of bowing to the desires of Hollywood elites like Brad Pitt and Ellen DeGeneres.”
Courtesy of the The James Hartline Report
[CE Editor’s Note: As many of you know CE was on the front lines in the campaign for Proposition 8 in California. We urge you to continue resisting the legal redefintion of marriage. We fully concur with James Hartline that it is folly for us Catholics and other Christians to continually pad the bank accounts of those who make themselves enemies of family life in this country. We encourage all our readers to spread the word about this campaign.]