Sunday, February 12, 2006


Must see TV

Did anyone else see The Lens: GOD ONLY KNOWS: SAME SEX MARRIAGE?

The premise:

A gay minister and a Christian fundamentalist agree to invite each other into their homes and lives for a week in a same-sex marriage showdown. Pastor Dylan leaves his male partner behind in Vancouver when he travels to Calgary to stay with Craig and family.

Craig heads up a family values organization opposed to gays and lesbians marrying and while Craig and his wife treat Dylan with respect, their friends are openly hostile and homophobic towards Dylan. But the real eye opener comes when Craig visits Vancouver where he reveals a secret from his youth and we watch him struggle to reconcile his emotions with his convictions.

Did you enjoy it as much as me?

Craig Chandler needs a hug. He is an angry, delusional man. I particularly liked his line about being in the minority - as a White, Middle-Class, Christian. Be sure to bring some ice cream to Craig's pity party.

I saw it too, and thought it was enjoyable because nobody quite fit into a comfortable stereotype. Craig definately had a christian pursicution complex, but he did try to be understanding.
He did. I was impressed by how he struggled with the fact that one could be a homosexual and a Christian.

On the negative side, the fact that he came down hard on his wife when she started to show empathy for their guest was not impressive. However, as the head of the household, it was really his only choice.

Plus, his somewhat delusional claim that the CBC was trying to pit him against his wife was creepy. It was pretty clear that this was the first time either of them had actually engaged in discussion with a homosexual.
Actually I have several gay friends.

Craig B. Chandler
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