“In a world without God, everything is permitted.” -Fyodor Dostoyevsky
We warned you!
The approval of
gay same-sex marriage is a slippery slope. With it, the door is opened to the legitimation of other social taboos.
Earlier this month, I posted on Brazil recognizing a polygamous civil union of a man and two women. Now, a Hollywood director is voicing his support of incest.
Nick Cassavetes, the director of the romantic movie, The Notebook, and son of the late John Cassavetes, says he doesn’t think there’s anything wrong with incest, comparing it to being gay, and that we should all just “love who [sic] you want.”
Open-minded & neck-tattooed Nick Cassavetes
Victoria Wellman reports for the UK’s Daily Mail, Sept. 10, 2012, that in an interview about his new movie, Yellow, Nick Cassavetes defended the movie’s “heroine” Mary’s affair with her brother.
Although has has no personal experience with incest, Cassavetes says he’s not in a position to condemn incest and compares it to gay marriage.
Yellow stars Cassavetes’ ex-wife Heather Wahlquist, who plays Mary, a woman addicted to pain-killers who loses her teaching job in Oklahoma. Cassavetes explains a “tender and affecting” scene in which Mary goes to visit her brother in prison:
“We started thinking about [incest]. We had heard a few stories where brothers and sisters were completely, absolutely in love with one another. You know what? This whole movie is about judgment, and lack of it, and doing what you want. Who gives a shit if people judge you? I’m not saying this is an absolute but in a way, if you’re not having kids – who gives a damn? Love who you want. Isn’t that what we say? Gay marriage – love who you want? If it’s your brother or sister it’s super-weird, but if you look at it, you’re not hurting anybody except every single person who freaks out because you’re in love with one another.’
The movie took three years to make owing to recurring funding problems and was finally finished with Cassavetes’ winnings at the casino.
“During the next hundred years, the question for those who love liberty is whether we can survive the most insidious and duplicitous attacks from within, from those who undermine the virtues of our people, doing in advance the work of the Father of Lies. “There is no such thing as truth,” they teach even the little ones. “Truth is bondage. Believe what seems right to you. There are as many truths as there are individuals. Follow your feelings. Do as you please. Get in touch with your self. Do what feels comfortable.” Those who speak in this way prepare the jails of the twenty-first century. They do the work of tyrants.” ― Michael Novak
French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin of Lyon warns that the legalization of same-sex marriage would manifest a “breakdown in society,” and predicts that polygamy and incest could eventually be legalized. For that, Barbarin is being blasted by Bertrand Delanoë, the openly homosexual mayor of Paris.
Delanoë said: “It is very shocking and even surprising coming from him, because he is someone I consider a wise man. I don’t know what came over him, he flipped his lid a little bit and what he said was downright ugly.”
Someone should send this post to Cardinal Barbarin, and Barbarin should demand an apology from Mayor Delanoë. All Barbarin did was speak the truth.