Prayers for Bobby

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Prayers for Bobby
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Sat, 01-24-2009 - 10:04pm
I am halfway through watching this new movie, and wow, just wow. Nothing like taking the issue we debate here head on... applause to those involved in this production.

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In reply to: llhaesa
Sat, 01-24-2009 - 11:02pm

That... was incredible, and the tears flow still.


I have never seen anything on film ever put forth the dividing line between gay and religious opposition quite like this, take it head on, and get it so very right.


If this be a cause important to you, a must see.

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"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson


"You think you know, sir!" ~ Cornflake Girl ~ Tori Amos


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"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson

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In reply to: llhaesa
Sun, 01-25-2009 - 7:29pm

I caught the movie, too. I thought it covered the standard religious arguments and Biblical interpretations used in debates here as well as the counter arguments, too. And how so very much harm is done out of so-called "love." Covered some of the horrific tragedies engendered. Still a tad "soap opera-like" for my taste, but still made some great points, I thought. Sigourney was a major plus! :)





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Gypsy





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Edited 1/25/2009 7:40 pm ET by gypsywolfwoman


Blessings,

Gypsy

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In reply to: llhaesa
Sun, 01-25-2009 - 8:03pm

She was wonderful...


I suppose it is inevitable the story will come across that way, but as one who has lived through a pretty intense time of it as it relates to acceptance and coming out, that story registered with me.

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"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson


"You think you know, sir!" ~ Cornflake Girl ~ Tori Amos


Full length fiction: worlds undone

"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson

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In reply to: llhaesa
Sun, 01-25-2009 - 9:08pm
I cried, too! :P Especially that moment when she and her entire family marched. I love that there was a real woman this movie was about. :) It took courage for her to change and speak out in public. I could not even imagine having the death of a loved one on my hands in such a way. Such pain, grief and guilt this woman lives with everyday! :( Bless her for all the work she is doing now! May The Goddess open the hearts of many, many more people so they gain such awareness, without having a loved one have to die to wake them up!


Blessings,

Gypsy





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Dog fighting is cruelty, which is a human activity and a human illness.

It's not the dog's fault.

All dogs need to be evaluated as individuals."

--Tim Racer, one of BAD RAP's founders



http://www.badrap.org/rescue/



Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket



Mika Dog




"All things share the same breath;

the beast, the tree, the man.

The Air shares its spirit with

all the life it supports."

--Chief Seattle



"If there are no dogs in Heaven,

then when I die I want to go where they went."

~Will Rogers



"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress

can be judged by the way its animals are treated."

~~Mahatma Gandhi











Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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In reply to: llhaesa
Sun, 01-25-2009 - 9:48pm

Taken alone, the pain of the loss of a child is unfathomable. Add in a self-perception of guilt, and her strength and courage to redirect positively is inspirational.


Spinthebottle and I privately discussed how a feature film would have been nice, or perhaps a mini-series where things could be explored in greater detail... but I'll not complain, it was the best effort I've seen to portray what we face, the intensity, the passionate opposition, the horrid consequences. And they spared not the minister who slammed Bobby in his eulogy, I surely hope by now that man has learned a better way.

Full length fiction:http://llhaesa.org/ (pronounced la.hay.ess.sa)



"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson


"You think you know, sir!" ~ Cornflake Girl ~ Tori Amos


Full length fiction: worlds undone

"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson

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In reply to: llhaesa
Wed, 01-28-2009 - 4:46am

I haven't heard of it - who's in it, what's it about, etc?

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In reply to: llhaesa
Wed, 01-28-2009 - 4:05pm

It is a made for tv movie, shown on Lifetime. Some info...


http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/movies/prayers-bobby


You can watch here:


http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/full-movies/prayers-for-bobby-coming-this-wed/video/6622754001


Info from The Advocate:


http://www.advocate.com/exclusive_detail_ektid71403.asp

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"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson


"You think you know, sir!" ~ Cornflake Girl ~ Tori Amos


Full length fiction: worlds undone

"You have no power over my body..." ~ Anne Hutchinson

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In reply to: llhaesa
Thu, 01-29-2009 - 9:14am

Thanks.

Now I just have to find time to watch it, lol!

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