Archive for the ‘books’ Category

walmart sells anti-gay propaganda children’s book

Monday, October 25th, 2010

A new study reveals that over 100 Walmart stores in this country carry the book Chased by an Elephant: The Gospel Truth About Today’s Stampeding Sexuality is written by Janice Barrett Graham.

It’s a CHILDREN’S BOOK, written by the wife of Stephen Graham, who runs the antigay group Standard of Liberty and teaches children how to overcome the “sin” of homosexuality.

To give you an idea why I’m so outraged by this, take a look at the book’s introduction, where Janice writes that this book was written to “help shed the clear light of truth on today’s dark and tangled ideas about male and female, proper gender roles, the law of chastity, and the God-given sexual appetite.”

To bring children into this bigoted way of thinking with a friggin’ picture book is just wrong.  How could a store feel comfortable providing such a hateful book in their stores?  Yeah, way to promote your already trashy image Walmart.  Just disgusting…

gordon pinsent reads aloud from justin bieber’s “memoir”

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Canadian icon, Gordon Pinsent, decided to take a few pages from Justin Bieber‘s newly and unnecessarily released memoir and read from them on his show.  Classy and thought provoking indeed.  This is almost as good as when William Shatner read out different things Sarah Palin has written.

‘harry potter’ treated daniel radcliffe well …real well

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

He’s richer than royalty!

After wrapping up the last two Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe is now allegedly worth £28.5 million, which means he is half a million richer than both Prince William and Prince Harry.  Wowsa.

He has doubled his wealth in only 12 months!  That’s nuts!  Though I can’t say he doesn’t deserve his earnings.   That guy has been working his butt off since he was 11 years old!  The refreshing thing, is he seems like a good enough guy with a head on his shoulders and isn’t poisoned by his status (yet, anyway).  He spreads his wealth to charities he believes in which is nice to see a young person doing with their incredible wealth.  The nice thing about this for him as an actor is that this affords him the luxury of doing theater and any other lower paying project he’d enjoy doing.  Good for him.

my princess boy

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

Check out the video above of the Kilodavis family and their acceptance of 5-year-old Dyson who loves to dress like a princess and pretty shiny pink things in general.  His mom Cheryl wrote a book entitled My Princess Boy, which is now being used as an anti-bullying tool.  I think this is incredibly sweet, refreshing and very needed.  I wish a little boy who wanted to feel just as fancy as a little girl wouldn’t need to merit a talk show sequence or a book to combat all our cultural stigmas, but they exist, so I’m glad this is out there.

Dyson might be one of the cutest little boys I’ve ever seen …and might I add, he has an admirably inventive flair with his fashion.  You keep doing your thing little guy, and WAY TO GO Kilodavis family for supporting his individual happiness.  Not only are they nurturing their son, they’re trying to put something out there that helps other people think outside their close-minded boxes and maybe be more understanding and kinder to people that go against gender stereotypes.

I can’t express how RIDICULOUS I think it is that this sort of thing needs to be an issue to begin with …but our society is what it is.  At least this is a step in trying to change those STUPID ideologies.

stephen king and wife make donation to kid’s music program

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Most people know Stephen King simply as a writer, but King is a multi-talented artist and also played rhythm guitar and sang in The Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock band made up of mostly writers (cute).  His love of music is what inspired him and his wife and fellow author Tabitha King to donate $10,000 to the Brewer School Department to provide an after school rock ‘n’ roll guitar program to students at the school.  The students must provide the guitars, but the classes are free, so it’s a really great program.

“I’ve been playing since I was 16, and if I’d had lessons, I might have actually been able to play a little,” King said modestly.

Aw!  Way to go man!  I think people tend to underestimate how relevant and valuable arts programs are for people.  Especially kids!  So I’m happy to hear this news from such an unexpected place.  I hope others follow his lead.  Freaky as heck books, kind heart.