Monday, February 22, 2010

Express Checkout: Harriet the Spy Remade and Gay Jesus

- Someone remade Harriet the Spy? Why? I don't like Rosie O'Donnell and all, but she doesn't wreck the original, and as it stood, the original was an entertaining little movie that transcended its age. I mean, it is still watchable today, and the problems and such are still easy to relate to, and it has aged very well. When I read that the remake changed the class paper angle to one of blogging, well, let's just say that was the icing on the cake of my disappointment.

- Elton John called Jesus a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man. This caused a furor. I will quote entire quote in context: "I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems. On the cross, he forgave the people who crucified him. Jesus wanted us to be loving and forgiving. I don't know what makes people so cruel." So, basically, people are bent out of shape because god forbid someone even suggest that Jesus might be gay, despite all the other things that Elton John said, things which everyone would agree are admirable qualities. In those people's rush to judgment, they missed John's ultimate message which was be loving, forgiving and understanding. The fact that all those who are in an uproar about one word in this tells me that they aren't good Christians.


John said...


This statement certainly doesn't apply to all, but if you want to anger a lot of Christians, just start reading the Sermon on the Mount out loud.

Semaj said...

Rebooting Harriet the Spy? or is that remaking/re-imagining?

I guess it is hopeful she doesn't use Twitter as her blogging platform, because it would be one short movie then.

And, you're right the old one is watchable even with Rosie.

What's next remaking that Riding on the Bus movie that Rosie made or the Exit to Eden movie?

MC said...

John: I think you are indeed correct about that. It does seem like something that would rile people up these days.

Semaj: I think it is a remake/re-imagining of the source material. And the fact that the former star is still working makes the remake that much more redundant.

Semaj said...