A few days ago, while reading the news I saw a comment made by Jennifer Hudson, a former contestant on "American Idol" and now one of the stars of the new "Dreamgirls" movie that's about to come out. Apparently Jennifer is getting a lot of deserved acclaim for her supporting role in the flick, to the point that some people are even calling for her to get an Oscar nomination (then too just the fact that you could be a Black woman and steal the spotlight from a co-star who happens to be named Beyonce is a feat in of itself). While I generally associate a high degree of irrelevance when celebrities speak their mind on politics or religion, I was shocked to see Ms. Hudson, a woman with a strong Baptist upbringing, dare to publicly express her feelings about homosexuality that we all know is not favorable to those to control the strings.
Said Jennifer on if being gay is a sin:
“Everybody sins. No sin is greater or different than the other. To each his own. If it don’t bother Jennifer, then Jennifer don’t mind. I don’t really even think about it because I don’t believe in judging people for what they do. According to the way we’re taught, and what it says in the Bible — it is.”Yeah, the Bible, that conservative bastion of all that is evil to those who call themselves "liberals", a fact Jennifer probably wasn't aware of. That in the hypocritical world of gays, gay activists and liberals (in the underbelly of Hollywood they're often referred to as the "Gay Mafia"}, tolerance must equal acceptance, better yet you are either for homosexuality or against it. You either love the gays or you hate them. So despite the fact that Ms. Hudson seemed to be just giving an opinion based on her religious upbringing or that she didn't make any slurs towards gays, by calling a homosexuality a "sin" (which it is) suddenly she hates the gays. And hey, when you're a new, upcoming star trying to get your shine on in Hollywood, you can't afford to make any mistakes that might ruin your career, much less upset the powerful Gay Mafia. So once the word got out on Ms. Hudson's hatefest, poor Jennifer had no choice but to quickly go on the defensive.
She said: “In a recent interview, I was asked how I reconciled being a Christian with performing at events for my gay fans. I find it upsetting that some folks equate being a Christian with being intolerant of gay people. That may, unfortunately, be true for some, but it is not true for me. I have talked often of my love and support of the gay community. I havesaid again and again that it was the gay community that supported me long before and long after American Idol, and kept me working and motivated. It is the gay community that celebrated my voice and my size and my personality long before Dreamgirls. Yes, I was raised Baptist. Yes, I was taught that the Bible has certain views on homosexuality. The Bible also teaches us not to judge. It teaches us to love one another as God loves us all. I love my sister, my two best friends and my director dearly. They happen to be gay. So what? While some search for controversy, I hope that my friends and fans who know me, know where I stand.”So by using the "I have gay friends" line, now everything is right with the world and the ignorant, intolerant haters love Jennifer again. But what Jennifer doesn't realize is that a double-minded message lacks power and by catering to haters she fell right into the curse that's ruining our generation: not only do we not have anything to stand for; we don't even have the integrity to back it up. So while I can understand Jennifer feeling the need to change her tune what with her career possibly being on the line, she doesn't get my respect for putting her beliefs aside in order to cater to the ignoramus'.