By Terry Vanderheyden

SALT LAKE CITY, January 12, 2006 ( – Brokeback Mountain, a homosexual ‘love’ story between two cowboys released in early December, has been banned by a Salt Lake City cinema. See an earlier review here:

The film, originally slated to open Friday at a Salt Lake City suburb Megaplex owned by Utah Jazz owner Larry Miller, instead chose to delete the film from its venue. A sign over the ticket window stated, “There has been a change in booking and we will not be showing ‘Brokeback Mountain.’ We apologize for any inconvenience,” according to an AHN report.

Star of the film, Australian Heath Ledger, meanwhile, criticized the move as racist.

“I heard a while ago that West Virginia was going to ban it. But that’s a state that was lynching people only 25 years ago, so that’s to be expected,” Ledger said, according to Australia’s Herald Sun. “Personally, I don’t think the movie is (controversial) but I think maybe the Mormons in Utah do. I think it’s hilarious and very immature of a society.”

“If two people are loving . . . I think we should be more concerned if two people express anger in love, than love,” he added.

Dr. Ted Baehr of MovieGuide describes the movie succinctly: “If you’re not looking at this through the eyes of someone caught up in the ‘love affair’ between these two men,” he wrote, “then the movie appears to be twisted, laughable, frustrating and boring Neo-Marxist homosexual propaganda.”

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a glowing movie review of the homosexual propaganda film.

See related coverage:
  US Bishops’ Organization Gives Glowing Review of Homosexual-Sex Propaganda Film
  USCCB Changes Rating on Brokeback Mountain to Morally Offensive