Reading Zoe's post about the Michael Medved op-ed on "Brokeback Mountain" made me recall a hateful tirade unleashed about the film by this conservative Catholic group.
In an article about the film, the group Catholic Apologetics International had this to say about an interview that "Brokeback" star Jake Gyllenhaal gave to an entertainment magazine:
Gyllenhaal [says] he was "super uncomfortable" while being filmed having simulated homosexual sex because of his own "homophobia."Poor Jake. He probably doesn't realize that he was seduced into playing a role he "wasn't meant" to play. Those Hollywood devils.
Could it be, rather, that his conflict resulted from putting himself in a position, having agreed to do the film, where he was required to violate his own conscience? As so often happens, he was tricked into pushing past invisible internal barriers – crossing a line he wasn't meant to cross. It's called seduction.
This is how the "marketers of evil" work on all of us.