GABRIEL'S CLARION (dec21gab.htm)


December 19-23, 2004
Sunday-Thursday
vol 15, no. 196

What If?



The New Face of Hollywood Hypocrisy

    One wonders if the American Bishops will make a concentrated effort to yank the glamor from Tom Hanks by remaining true to tradition and condemning The DaVinci Code and anyone connected with it, or, in a twisted way of denigrating their own Faith as they have on so many moral issues, remain silent. If one is going by their track record don't count on them to win, place or even show.

        "I find this bile and bosh dripping with absolute hypocrisy since many of the same imbeciles who cried against The Passion of The Christ will cry freedom of speech against those who protest against the bottom-feeding DaVinci Code. It is ironic that many so-called experts attacked Mel Gibson's film as being based on biased distortion and fraud and perpetuating an offensive and damaging message disrespectful to Jews but will likely remain silent or praise the DaVinci trash which is clearly based on distortion and fraud and is patently offensive, damaging, and disrespectful of all Christ's One True Church stands for."

        Sony Pictures has confirmed that Tom Hanks will star as the Harvard symbologist hero of the movie adaptation of the blasphemous, sacrilegious The DaVinci Code directed by Ron Howard, who has described the novel's material as "rich and popular". Howard has added that having superstar Hanks starring in what will likely be a popular film simply based on its subject is an "embarrassment of riches". Considering that Hanks recently decided against portraying the pedophile sex pervert Alfred Kinsey in Kinsey, his decision to take the role of Robert Langdon in DaVinci gives us some insight into the various standards of both Hollywood and this very popular and talented actor.

    Christ-Bashing Above Perversion

        Apparently, Tom Hanks is telling us that it is much more acceptable professionally to portray a character in a film which blasphemes Jesus Christ and much of what Christians and Catholics stand for than it is to portray a perverted sex fiend pedophile like Kinsey. Had Hanks declined to portray Langdon, then at least we could say that he was demonstrating some consistency in avoiding roles patently offensive to large amounts of people. However, why should we expect such a move from an actor who, although obviously talented, likewise exhibits the liberal bias of Hollywood? Although I have not been able to completely confirm this, it appears that Hanks recently joked to David Letterman on The David Letterman Show that people who voted for George Bush (pro-life, anti-sodomite, etc) are the type who would leave their kids in a car on a hot day, causing their death. I find this joke particularly hypocritical coming from someone whose political beliefs support those who murder their young intentionally in the womb as opposed to unintentionally in a steamy car! It is precisely this kind of clueless hypocrisy and double-standard which allows Hanks to accept Christ-bashing while rejecting other offensive roles.

    What If?

        What if I came up with a film which tells the story of how a professor of history and symbols discovers "evidence" that The Holocaust was actually a deception perpetrated by various forces within the Jewish community to further their agendas and policies? What if this film contained numerous offensive references and accusations against notable Jewish historical leaders and basically called much of the Judaic tradition a fraud and a charade to conceal deep, dark forces within the Jewish community? What if I presented all of this trash as based on historical fact and profound research and then tried to peddle this vile rubbish into a book? How far would I get and who would support my cause and efforts? If the book effort would likely prove a total disaster and with good reason, what if I then tried to peddle the shreds of that book into a movie deal? How many prominent Hollywood types would hurt themselves trying to fight to handle that deal? The obvious answer is that no only would my project fall flat on its face and prove to be an utter disaster on all levels, but my life and reputation would be in permanent danger. However, if I do the same against Christian and Catholic beliefs and traditions, then all is fine and acceptable and I get prominent people like Ron Howard and Tom Hanks to work on my film. The utter hypocrisy and vile distortion of this double standard is enough to make Professor Robert Langdon drop his magnifying glass!

    Conclusion

        Tom Hanks' decision to star in the vile and blasphemous adaptation of the equally sacrilegious book The DaVinci Code is just another example of how Hollywood and its stars have so many double-standards that they lose count of their number. Having recently declined to star as the pedophile sex pervert Alfred Kinsey, Hanks thought it much more appropriate to bash Jesus Christ by participating in the blasphemous movie based on that despicable book. In a society where countless clueless imbeciles confuse fiction widely proven as fraud with reality, this movie will be a damaging stamp on an already harmful, offensive message. To add the visual and graphic depiction of already vile and offensive conjectures is nothing short of a further slap upon the Holy Name and Message of Christ and all He stood for. Apparently, in Hollywood, this kind of thing is considered "an embarrassment of riches" in the words of Howard.

        I find this bile and bosh dripping with absolute hypocrisy since many of the same imbeciles who cried against The Passion of The Christ will cry freedom of speech against those who protest against the bottom-feeding DaVinci Code. It is ironic that many so-called experts attacked Mel Gibson's film as being based on biased distortion and fraud and perpetuating an offensive and damaging message disrespectful to Jews but will likely remain silent or praise the DaVinci trash which is clearly based on distortion and fraud and is patently offensive, damaging, and disrespectful of all Christ's One True Church stands for.

        Despite the huge gap between the majesty of The Passion and the sleaze of DaVinci, there is a common thread. In The Passion we see the same hatred and disrespect of our beloved Savior that DaVinci has and will continue to heap on Him. Howard has stated that Hanks is perfect for this role because he is very believable when he is thinking as the character in the novel always is. Given the hypocrisy and offensive content of the book, one can assume that Hanks was thinking about everything except Christ and offending those who believe in Him!

    Gabriel Garnica


      Editor's Note: Heaven is once again under attack by those who would seek to ignore and overthrow God's majesty and authority. Gabriel Garnica, educator and attorney, submits regular insights and commentaries to remind and help guide readers toward a deeper and more assertive faith. Touching on topics and issues ranging from personal faith, doctrine, education, scripture, the media, family life, morality, and values, Gabriel's notes are music to traditional ears but unpleasant tones to those who have bought into the misguided notions so prevalent and spreading in today's Catholic world.


      Gabriel's Clarion
      December 19-23, 2004
      Volume 15, no. 196