Hollywood, LGBTQ activists in la-la land after pro-gay ‘Moonlight’ wins Best Picture
February 27, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Moonlight, a low-budget, “gay” coming-of-age movie about a poor, bullied, black boy with a drug-addicted mother, surprisingly won Best Picture at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, giving homosexual activists a propaganda victory as well.
In addition to winning Best Picture, after a mistake in which La La Land was first announced as the winner, Moonlight won for Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins).
In accepting the award, both Jenkins and McCraney got political: “All you people who feel like there’s no mirror for you, the Academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back, and for the next four years, we will not forget you,” Jenkins said, in what Variety described as his addressing the alleged “rollback of civil rights by the Trump administration.”
McCraney said, “This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender conforming who don’t see themselves, we’re trying to show you and us.”
The LGBTQ media-pressure group GLAAD describes Moonlight as following “a young man named Chiron living in a rough neighborhood of Miami in three acts from childhood to teen years to adulthood. Over this time, Chiron struggles with his own sexual identity, the concept of masculinity, and his feelings for his friend Kevin, all set against a challenging home life and bullying at school.”
GLAAD, which enjoys a special relationship with Hollywood elites as the benefactor of the industry’s far-left politics, stressed the importance of Moonlight being the “first LGBTQ ‘Best Picture,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
“This sends a strong message to the film industry that is needs to embrace inclusive stories if it wants to remain competitive and relevant,” tweeted Sarah Kate Ellis, GLAAD’s CEO.
Moonlight was inspired by the play, In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue, by McCraney, who is homosexual.
In the film, the main character, Chiron, is pictured first as a young boy, then as a teenager, and finally as a young adult. In the teenager section, Chiron kisses his best friend, Kevin, who performs a sexual act on him.
Last year, GLAAD “found that 4.8 percent (43) of the characters expected to appear on prime-time scripted broadcast TV will be LGBTQ, a record in the 21 years it has been tracking such numbers,” reported The Guardian. That’s out of proportion with their numbers in society, which is around two percent (for gays, lesbians and bisexuals) of the population, according to a large federal study.
Strangely, GLAAD itself crusades against the ex-“gay” movement and does not include former homosexuals in its “inclusion” formula. To the contrary, GLAAD and other homosexual activist groups are crusading for laws that explicitly ban ex-“gay” (pro-heterosexual) therapy for minors.
In contrast to the liberal plaudits, Charlene Cothran, a former lesbian and an African American, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ honoring of Moonlight is “yet another attack on the black family and the black church.”
Cothran, who runs The Evidence Ministry, based in Florida, told LifeSiteNews that for decades homosexual activists have targeted the biblical values that most black Christians hold dear, with a particular focus on changing Blacks’ views on homosexuality and same-sex “marriage.”
A “Plugged In” review of Moonlight by the Christian pro-family organization Focus on the Family described it as a “well-made movie with an obvious agenda.”
“Chiron, the film suggests, suffered mightily due to his sexual inclinations. Thus, the movie says, Chiron's life would've been so much better had his world been more accepting,” says the review. “Christians who hold the Bible as the Word of God, of course, can't go where the movie would like to push us. We can't applaud where Chiron goes.”
“Moonlight, as mesmerizing as the movie is, isn't just filled with problematic content: It gives us a message counter to what we believe God tells us,” it continues.