Chronic rumours concerning George Clooney’s sexuality have again surfaced in the media after the actor was interviewed by Advocate magazine.
Clooney, saying that he ‘didn’t give a shit if people thought he was gay’, also added that he didn’t want to deny the rumours in the past as this may make being gay seem like a bad thing.
Probably adding fuel to this non-existent fire was his appearance in Dustin Lance Black’s play about same-sex marriage bill, Prop 8.
Although, logically speaking, we should now look forward to a South Park episode where Clooney and fellow cast members Brad Pitt, Martin Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Jamie Lee Curtis and John C Reilly are squeezed into a closet with Cruise and Travolta.
Why anyone should care where Mr. Clooney chooses to rest his head is open to much doubt.
But, as one moment in the play exemplifies, anti-gay groups, and the religious organisations that lavishly fund them, really do care.
When a young man talks about being sent for gay reversal therapy by his parents, he is mirroring the real-life ‘work’ of groups such as NARTH, who offer a ‘conversion therapy’ which aims to change homosexuals into heterosexuals and, more realistically, base metal into gold.
They hit the headlines back in 2010 when then NARTH officer and scientific advisor, George Rekers, one of the most outspoken of all anti-gay crusaders, was spotted holidaying with a beautiful young man he had found on the unambiguously titled, rentboy.com.
Described as having ‘delicate features, guileless eyes, and sun-kissed, hairless skin’, the travel companion of devout Baptist, Rekers, went on to advertise his ‘smooth, sweet, tight ass’ and ‘perfectly built 8 inch (uncut) cock.
All the things you need for a thoroughly enjoyable road trip, really.
And with this history in mind of vocal anti-gay campaigners finding themselves in compromising positions, surely we can look forward to graphic photos soon appearing of gay-hating Cardinal Keith O’Brien being liberally lubed-up by a tumescent Kirk Cameron….