September 8, 2003

Christian compassion

Patrick Nielsen-Hayden raises some interesting points about Mel Gibson, his family and his racism, sexism and homophobia.

According to the News, Gibson reluctantly removed, from his weirdo ultramontaine Jesus movie, a particularly lurid scene involving Jewish high priest Caiaphas. I wanted it in, he said. But, man, if I included that in there, they'd be coming after me at my house, they'd come kill me.
Yeah, they. With their hooked noses, their interest payments, and their take-out Chinese food. Will their wickedness ever end? Quite the paragon, Mel Gibson.

Still, there's postitive news. Via the same source is this article about the effects of fundies actually paying attention to the words and actions attributed to Jesus, and becoming radicalised about the treatment of the poor in Alabama. Mel Gibson, Christian. I want to kill him. I want his intestines on a stick...I want to kill his dog. - Electrolite, 7th September 2003.

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Probably worth noting: While it was Patrick, in Electrolite, who was talking about Gibson, it was Teresa, in Making Light, who wrote about the fundies and poor people.

Teresa discusses it at length here: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/003424.html#003424 and the comments are worth reading, but I first noticed the story in Partick's Sidelights because my links are in alphabetical order.

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