posted on Dec, 7 2004 @ 09:20 PM
In the US, some have been vocal about a 'gay agenda'. What is that agenda? Mandatory matching belt and shoes? I don't know, but apparently, The
American Family Association, says that the popular movie, "Sharks Tale", is trying to normalize the agenda by subterfuge. How does ultra-liberal
Hollyweird, the crafty creators at DreamWorks, try to fool kids into having tolerance for gays? By cleverly using a character that is a vegetarian, as
a metaphor for being a homosexual.
Something's Swishy About Shark Tale
Cartoon Primes Kids with a Pro-Homosexual Message
Movie Review by Ed Vitagliano
November 17, 2004
(AgapePress) - It is an axiom for many parents that, when it comes to teaching kids what they need to know, "It's never too young to start."
What happens when Hollywood applies the same axiom to teaching young people -- even children -- to accept homosexuality?
That appears to be the case in the DreamWorks animated film Shark Tale, released in theaters in October. While it won't take in the money of last
year's Disney/Pixar hit Finding Nemo, the DreamWorks story of life under the sea netted almost $119 million in its first 17 days in theaters.
A Son Who's 'Different'
In developing this allegory, Shark Tale uses all of the familiar Hollywood plot devices, beginning with the son who is "different," and who fails to
measure up to the cultural standards of manhood.
Lenny's mannerisms and voice tend toward the effeminate, notes a review by Scott Tobias in The Onion A.V. Club, but that's not the worst of it. For
in sharkdom, masculinity is measured by one's proficiency as a meat-eater.
Lenny, however, just doesn't seem to get it. At a public restaurant with his two boys, Lino tells Lenny: "I don't know how else to say this to you,
Lenny. You see something, you kill it. You eat it. Period .... That's what sharks do. That's a fine tradition. What's the matter with you?"
A shark who isn't a killer is not "normal," and this deficiency in his son is starting to embarrass Lino. "I'm hearing things," he tells Lenny.
"You gotta understand, when you look weak it makes me look weak."
The real problem, of course, is that Lenny isn't a meat-eater. In fact, he's a closet vegetarian, and Lenny understands just how unnatural that is
for sharks. He's ashamed, and that guilt deepens when he later overhears his father complain, "What's wrong with that kid? Why's he gotta be so
American Family Association
Of course the irony is, that they use a character who is not
a meateater to portray the gay character.
All sarcasm aside, it's like the freakin' Red Scare in the 50's! Gays everywhere! Of course, we know what McCarthyism led to. Or is it like 'race
music'? Rock and Roll was feared by some to lead to the intermingling of blacks and whites in the US.
I just pray the US isn't taken over by self-righteous bigots, and that this is just the outcry of some wackos, and not the thoughts and ideas of many
EDIT: Title messed up
[edit on 7-12-2004 by curme]