Skip to comments.Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Proposition 8 'Un-American'
Posted on 01/16/2009 6:46:04 AM PST by Mind Freed
Tom Hanks, Executive Producer for HBOs controversial polygamist series Big Love, made his feelings toward the Mormon Churchs involvement in California's Prop 8 (which prohibits gay marriage) very clear at the shows premiere party on Wednesday night.
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Tom Hanks who.
He's made his statement.
I won't watch a single movie anymore starring that b'stard.
Wonder when Tom will look at islam...4 wives, sex slaves, raping of infidels, EXECUTIONS OF HOMOSEXUALS...
Yep, great actor.
But so far removed from reality ‘we the people’ deal with daily its rather frightening.
These Hollywood people don’t even realize how fascist they sound! The fact that they say what’s on their sick mind in public just shows just how out of touch they are, and how little opinion from the other side they actually hear.
Tom Hanks, started out a comedian and still is only never funny.
Me thinks they throw Un-American around too much.
I think he’s a socialist commie sympathizer. So there.
So basically, Tom Hanks does not respect nor tolerate people who hold a traditional view of marriage.
I’d say the problem is that Tom loves his fellow man. . .
. . . a bit too literally. . .
Who will be first to post a photo from Tom’s “Bosom Buddies” days? :)
Another actor off my list of people to see.
He must be evil because he played a gay guy in “Philadelphia.”
Tom, Tom, Tom.
In my life, I have known and been friends with Mormons and they are more solid than you as people and as citizens of this nation. Have you ever served others as Moromon missionaries do? No? Have you made your faith and your family the heart of your life? No?
I’ve never thought Hanks was a good actor (and I’m not just being spiteful). I thought he was a good American though. Now I know he’s just another Lib Nazi who views Americanism as Libertinism and Socialism. I’ll never watch another one of his movies again, which won’t be hard since I really don’t like him as an actor.
If you think he is such a great actor just remember Bosom buddies, or whatever it was called.
Can you say “Asswipe”? Mr. McFeely??? Sure you can,....ASSWIPE!
I must have missed the part of his speech where he said that blacks and hispanics who supported prop 8 were also being un-american.
HEY TOM! B!@W ME! Is that gay enough for you.
That’s exactly why I favor free speech. Let people talk freely and we can make judgments based on their honest and open opinions. Of course, I believe free speech should have consequences, which is not how a lot of free speakers want it (see, e.g., The Dixie Chicks). Speech codes and political correctness just bury prejudices where they can do a lot more damage to trusting people who vote for, defend, patronize or associate with them.
Sounds like Tom is questioning the patriotism of anyone who supported Prop 8. And here I thought we couldn’t question a person’s patriotism.
I’ve enjoyed several of his movies, although I can’t say that his “range” as an actor has greatly impressed me.
I also never got the impression that he was especially brilliant, or politically well-informed.
“Ive never thought Hanks was a good actor”
I wouldn’t go as far as you in saying he’s not a good actor, but I don’t think he’s that great of an actor. It depends on the movie, I thought he did alright in Apollo 13 for example. Like you, I judge the entertainers on their merits, not their politics. I think Morgan Freeman is excellent for example, even though I’m pretty sure he is left-leaning.
The Mormons have the same political rights that any other American citizen has. The political Left doesn’t like America, but they still have the right to spew their nonsense.
I agree. I didn’t think he was that good but he had a sort of sentimental, “average middle American” quality that I liked. By making statements like this, he completely undermines the one thing I liked about him.
The opposite is true! Those that support Proposition 8 are most America. They voted for it, Which is the American way, man and woman marriages, have been most American since America was founded!
To be any other way ,is un-Americian!
Another bit of wisdom from someone who makes a living pretending to be someone else, HOW PROFOUND!
I've admired Hanks because of his work to get the war memorial, et al. But this kind of silliness reminds me that even a broken clock is right twice a day.
His son must be gay. Why on earth would he support “gay marriage” if someone near or dear to him wasn’t gay? Or is Tom Hanks that shallow that he jumps on the cause de jour bandwagon?
Un-American? California had a vote. Prop 8 passed with historic voter turnout due to the Presidential election. What could be more American than that? Love your movies Tom but your opinion does not trump the will of the voting public.
"Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths, which are the instruments of investigation in Courts of Justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle. "---President George Washington's Farewell Address, 1796
Why don’t those of us who don’t want to have to be exposed to the “gay lifestyle” have a right to do so? Unfortunately there are places in this country where it is considered acceptable and even embraced. Why don’t the gays live there and leave those of us who find it unacceptable alone?
Tom has shown us a tiny bit of what is to come or what life would be like if the true believers could really have their way. Any dissent would be ‘unamerican’ and dealt with. His statement is a grim revelation.
How fitting that Tom Hanks’ first big role was as a female impersonator.
Orson Bean is now going thru the 3rd blacklisting in his career due to this ...
Didn't he join the Church for their wedding?
PS Thank you for your service.
I wonder if all the Blacks who voted for 8 are un-American as well?
>>He must be evil because he played a gay guy in Philadelphia.
Feature a field with a fence running down the middle and a podium at the fence. Evryone gets to stand at the podium and give their two cents. Some people like Tom Hanks get a bigger podium because of the media. After you give your opinion you go left over the fence or you go right...no middle ground anymore. What people like Hanks and the media ignore is the 56 million souls standing on the right side of the fence......
I wish that Tom could see these comments so he can be made aware of what real Americans think about him. And there is a great point being made here... Why are the celebrities so afraid to say that the black community is un-American for voting for prop-8? That would be taking it to far I guess huh? That would make them blacklisted faster than saying that they conservatives. Look, if you airhead actors and actresses have an opinion on something, have the backbone to go all the way with it you cowards!
What Hanks doesn't say is that Mormons may have donated a good chunk of change to support Prop. 8 but they were not the only ones to. And of course as a total of the number of voters that voted for Prop 8 they were a miniscule number.
Hanks translated into Arabic = “camel dung”
Absolutely! A possible latter-day Jimmy Stewart (maybe, on a good day) has become Sean Penn without the punching of photographers.
“A possible latter-day Jimmy Stewart . . .”
Funny you should mention him. Jimmy Stewart liked us Mormons. He gave all his memorabilia to BYU because he knew we Mormons would take good care of it.
Wasn't he the star of Bachelor Party?
WHAT standing does he have to say ANYTHING of any importance?
When can Tom Hanks be expected to denounce the leadership of Harry Reid, Mormon.
Tom, you know what’s un-American?
An American elected official getting up in public and telling his city, his state, his nation, the world, “The door’s wide open now! It’s gonna happen! Whether ya like it or not!”
People, especially elected officials, not accepting the fair, open vote of the people, and harassing to the point of violence people who peacefully campaigned to change the law.
But when a majority of the voters of California told people like Gavin Newsom “Maybe someday, sunshine, but not THIS day!”, THAT, Tom, old buddy, is as American as...well...a Tom Hanks comedy.
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