Denzel Washington and Disagreeing on Same Sex Marriage

Sep 20, 2012 | Posted by: womanistmusings | Full story: www.womanist-musings.com

When most people think of blockbuster Black male actors, there can be no doubt that two time Oscar winner Denzel Washington would not only make most people's list, he would be high on the list.Washington who has been married for many yeas, and leads an extremely private life, is the consummate professional and holds a lot of sway in the Black community when he does speak. At 57, Washington is at the top of his game. It is hardly surprising that he was featured in next month's GQ. Like many, I was very excited to read the interview until I came across the following:

How did you feel about Obama endorsing same-sex marriage?

What did he say about it?

He said he was in favor of it. That he didn't oppose it.

What does that mean? [laughs]

It's the political way of saying, "I support it."

You know, I think people have the right to believe what they want to believe. And people have the right to disagree with it.

There are some who would say that Washington's response was neutral and an attempt to avoid controversy; however, when you are talking about the civil rights of a historically marginalized group, there is no such thing as neutrality. One either unequivocally supports equality for all people under the law, or one is fine with oppression. It's very simple folks, and there is absolutely no room for grey.

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Sep 20, 2012
 
Moorspeaks wrote:
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Let me tell this...I agree with pretty much every damn thing that former President George Bush did...he was a total jackass...but the one thing that I did respect him for...was his stance on Gay marriage!
He said no...don't want to talk about it and moved the fck on!
Obama loses points to with me on this issue...too Goddamn liberal!
*It really makes me wonder if he is secretly gay or has experimented!
Obama is a queer.

You know it, I know it, and the American people know it.

The US Treasury will design a new bill in the $3 denomination and Obama's portrait will be on the obverse.
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Sep 20, 2012
 
ITK wrote:
According to homosexual theory, if Denzel Washington is against homosexuals being allowed by the State their counterfeits of actual marriages, that means he's really just another homosexual.
Note, here, the way in which the antigay *gleefully* twist truth into lies.
ITK wrote:
Homosexuals are so homophobic,
The pro-gay are very firm about the fact that those who are *virulently and savagely* antigay could well be latently gay. Note how this poster twists that into something else.
ITK wrote:
and racist too.
The pro-gay are extremely firm and repetitive in pointing out that black people who are against gay rights seem to be doing something *QUITE BIZARRE*, as they are a historically marginalized group which is turning around and *MARGINALIZING OTHERS*. Note how this poster twists that into something else.

The fact that this poster attempts to manipulate reality is very telling: He *realizes* what he is doing is *antigay and wrong*, and so attacks others because he refuses to stop being *the equivalent of being racist*.
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Sep 20, 2012
 
Moorspeaks wrote:
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*Pssst...and noooo...I'm not homophobic...no one is afraid of homosexuals...I know damn well what I am...so save the gay rhetoric...and manipulative mind games!
You look like you're trying to *control* what everyone else says.

Nothing you say or do will change the inborn orientation of gay people. It's that simple. I promise you nothing will change between now and the hour of your death. It is what it is.
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Sep 20, 2012
 
ITK wrote:
<quoted text>Homonazis.
What a great word that pretty much sums up their end-game.
And yet you and others make comments about the fact that you *are* presumed to be latently gay.
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So far, they're just in the homofascist stage of using the Democrat party to take over the government so overpaid government-queers can talk to our kids about trying queer sex in the government-schools.
Get your attorneys to say this in court.

Dare you eternally. That dare *stands as an open taunt to you* forever ... Get the antigay attorneys to make these claims in court. Do it.
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If our kids say NO to the queers, the government school will write the kids up for being a "homophobes" and "bullies".
There is so much manipulation and such rapist nonsense in the antigay viewpoints that it comes as a shock that you *yourself* don't think you're a rotting scumbag.(I suspect that perhaps you do, incidentally.) What you say here implies that if the gays are not *FORCED* to take abuse, they are somehow "manipulating the system." That's what you're really saying.

It's funny how *what you say* makes the case for PROTECTING THEM AS A CLASS (federal hate crimes legislation). Funnily enough, what YOU say is what makes that case so clear-cut, and the legislation such a need (as it was, and has now been enacted).

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Sep 21, 2012
 
ITK wrote:
<quoted text>How exactly would audiences be 'scared away' from seeing the movie as a result of Denzel's comments?
Would the homosexuals just cancel the whole project and the millions invested so far because of Mr. Washington's potentially blasphemous heresies?
Yes, his career would likely come to an abrupt retirement for blaspheming homosexuality in the Company Store, but that reveals a lot more about the "tolerance" of homosexuals than it does about Mr. Washington.
One can only wonder what black folks will make of all that.
Boycotts by the hetero community.

Sony Picture are homosexuals? I'm sure they'll be interested to hear that.

Every big name film funds the production of lots of films that usually don't do so well.

Theatre attendance is down. Pirating is up.

“ TRUTH : NOT EXPEDIENCE”

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Paris Hilton wrote:
<quoted text>Mr. Washington is a multi-millionaire, many times over.
How exactly is he a victim of discrimination from white America?
He soon will be by white queers but he's done pretty well up to now.
By your logic, if a person is rich or well off they haven't experienced discrimination. Really???

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Sep 21, 2012
 
Paris Hilton wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is a queer.
You know it, I know it, and the American people know it.
The US Treasury will design a new bill in the $3 denomination and Obama's portrait will be on the obverse.
I think you may have to find a way to live with your hatred of gays and the Potus.

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Sep 21, 2012
 

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In recent years, Washington has become a hard-core godbot, swallowing and spewing all the anti-social far right opinions on different matters.

Earlier this year, Washington openly showed himself to be a pinhead, ignorantly and falsely suggesting all serial killers are atheists despite the higher than average rate of religious belief among them (e.g. Denis Rader, David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, Gary Ridgway, etc.).

http://www.examiner.com/article/denzel-washin...

It does not surprise to hear him subtly display the same ignorance and hate speech about LGBT people; his words sound tentative, like he's afraid of a backlash for saying what he really wants to say.

I wouldn't be surprised if he is rabidly anti-abortion and hates the poor as well. The smug and self-satisfied are unsympathetic to anyone unlike themselves.

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Paris Hilton wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is a queer.
You know it, I know it, and the American people know it.
The US Treasury will design a new bill in the $3 denomination and Obama's portrait will be on the obverse.
No I nor you know no such thing...I was merely questioning his decision!

Have wing nuts like you tell it...he's every from a Queer to a socialist dictator...go blow it out of your ear jackass!

*And what is Romney...the next coming of Christ...the true savior of America...lmbao!

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Sep 21, 2012
 
hi hi wrote:
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You look like you're trying to *control* what everyone else says.
Nothing you say or do will change the inborn orientation of gay people. It's that simple. I promise you nothing will change between now and the hour of your death. It is what it is.
Or how about this:

Like everyone else here...I'm merely sharing my own personal perspective/position and you all are too fragile to handle it!

Stop trying to project your issues onto to me!
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Sep 22, 2012
 
Moorspeaks wrote:
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Or how about this:
Like everyone else here...I'm merely sharing my own personal perspective/position and you all are too fragile to handle it!
Stop trying to project your issues onto to me!
Oh, wait a sec.

Logic doesn't suggest that I'm merely doing what *YOU* are doing?

In fact, if what you say here is true, then I've hit the nail and you're attempting to claim *no more and no less* than that I am LIKE YOU ARE -- because you gave yourself away when I started "sharing my own personal perspective/position" and YOU just so happened to be on the receiving end.

I wouldn't call telling you I think you're full of shit "fragile"; in fact, I think I pretty much made a beeline to the one person in the thread who's trying to throw his weight around all over the place. If you don't like that I am *that same type of person*, the one thing you could avoid doing is *CRYING* about it, and thus showing that it is YOU ...

... who projected an issue onto *me*.

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