Last night I watched a bit of the Academy Awards. Not a lot - but enough.
For those of you who don't know, I spent 12 years in film and television production, and more than a few of those in Los Angeles. I was on the road to working in "The Biz" for the rest of my life when my morals and ethics got in the way. Just kidding.
My dream was to write an award winning screenplay and be in just such an audience as there was last night at the Kodak Theater. Believe me - I've done the mock acceptance speech thing a number of times.
Over the last 4-5 years, I have pretty much completely separated myself from that industry and all other pointless pursuits. I have no desire at all to go back there. To "rub elbows" with the rich and famous.
So as I sat there last night, knowing full well that it was just a matter of time before someone made a political/social/religious statement that would make my blood boil. I hunkered down as they announced Sean Penn as Best Actor.
Mr. Penn attempted to wax eloquent about the shame that those who had voted for the ban on gay marriage would bring onto themselves and their grandchildren.
At least those who voted on the gay marriage ban WILL have grandchildren. Those who vote pro-life WILL procreate.
Mr. Penn needs to realize that he and his egocentric Hollywood hot-air blowers don't speak for America. And they certainly don't speak for true Catholic Christians.
While they may not believe that God exists, God certainly knows that they do. And He knows the lies they are spreading.
When Mr. Penn's time comes - and it will indeed come - I hope he understand that the path that he is headed down is nowhere near as enjoyable as a post-Oscar party at Spago's. And this place is for eternity.
Repent and believe in the Gospel.