Traditional marriage views are ‘bigoted’: Spider-Man actor
The Christian Institute
Actor Andrew Garfield says the “old guard” who believe in values like traditional marriage should take their “bigoted ideas” and “vanish into the night”.
Garfield, who played Spider-Man in the 2012 and 2014 films, was speaking before winning a Tony lead actor award for a play about HIV.
He told Variety magazine on the red carpet at the awards ceremony: “We need to change everything”.
Garfield, who lived in England for much of his childhood, also spoke out on LGBT issues during his acceptance speech on Sunday.
He criticised last week’s US Supreme Court ruling on religious liberty which saw judges back a Christian baker who politely declined to make a same-sex wedding cake.
In response to a question about the decision, Garfield attacked those with different views to his own, describing them as bigoted.
…the old guard needs to quietly vanish into the night
“I mean, here we are, the Supreme Court making this very very curious decision, that will only embolden other human beings to think it’s OK to hold on to their old bigoted ideas.
“We need to change everything, we need to start over, the old guard needs to quietly vanish into the night and graciously give the world to the new generation”.
He added that this ‘new generation’ “knows we are all created to love and live”.
The play he stars in, Angels in America, is described as a “gay fantasia on national themes” and focuses on the 1980s.
“In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell”, says a summary.
The play totals nearly eight hours in length.
The ruling that Garfield criticised saw seven US Supreme Court judges back Jack Phillips.
Phillips was sued after he had declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding.
- Willow Creek paid $3.25M to settle lawsuits over child sex abuse by church volunteer
- In Scotland, pro-life group set to appeal DIY abortions ruling
- Bus adverts promoting Franklin Graham’s UK event axed after Facebook outcry
- Christian rocker collapses, has seizure on stage
- Church offers prayers for families of Genoa bridge tragedy
California Christians, Prepare for Civil Disobedience
As California appears poised to pass a draconian bill that directly attacks your religious freedoms, it’s time for you to draw a line in the sand....
Queen of Soul and Gospel Great Aretha Franklin Dies
Aretha Franklin, the teenage gospel singer who rose to become the Queen of Soul, selling 75 million records and inspiring generations, has...
When you need to make a crucial decision
When your next major decision comes — what house to buy, where to go school, whom to marry — do the wise and unexpected thing: Ask someone older...
Why You Simply Can’t Meet Every Need
Have you ever felt utterly overwhelmed by all the needs around you? I certainly have! Whether they are needs in your family, church, this nation...
It took 1000 coffees, but you've ﬁnished your book...
So where to now?
That's where we come in.
We have a team of publishing professionals ready to help you bring your book from your laptop to the world.
We offer cover design, typeset, eBook conversion, and competitive print prices. Oh and you'll also be on Amazon and thousands of websites worldwide.
Let us help you take the next step.LEARN MORE