‘Beauty And The Beast’ Director: ‘I Wish I Could…Rip Pages Out Of The Bible’

Amanda Prestigiacomo,

During a 2012 interview with Passport Magazine, Beauty and the Beast director Bill Condon said that he wishes he could “rip pages out of the Bible” as soon as he arrives in a hotel room, though, to Condon’s disappointment, there are usually none available. 

“What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?” asked Passport Magazine, in a now-archived interview. 

“I wish I could say I’m like Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible, but there don’t seem to be bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days,” answered Condon. “So it’s figuring out how to get online.”

Condon’s latest resurfaced remarks are sure to not sit well with already disillusioned potential movie-goers, particularly of the religious strain. The openly gay director generated controversy last month when he announced that his adaptation of the 1991 classic would feature Disney’s first “exclusively gay moment.”

As previously reported by The Daily Wire, LeFou, who is Gaston’s sidekick in the flick, will reportedly “explore his sexuality and feelings” for Gaston.  

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“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon told Attitude magazine.

“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings,” added the director. 

In the remake, LeFou is played by actor Josh Gad, who Condon says “makes something really subtle and delicious” out of the character’s sexuality. In the end, there is a “nice, exclusively gay moment,” he said. 

Displeased with the gay messaging, conservative groups have already moved to boycott the film. 

LifeSiteNews, for instance, has already garnered nearly 130,000 signatures on their petition calling for a boycott of the film and it’s “LGBT agenda.”  

Colorado Christian University has also called for pro-traditional family Americans to abstain from the film. “We will not allow you to bully us into going against our Biblically-based beliefs in natural marriage, and we will certainly not let you circumvent us as leaders of our families to force these beliefs on the impressionable young minds of our children,” says the CCU petition, addressed to Walt Disney Company CEO Robert Allen Iger. 

  • DrArtaud

    The destructiveness of the left. Conservatives are exposed to 8 years of idiocy, and we protest by parody (remember the obama masked rodeo clown? That was racist we’re told. And talking about “community organizers” was racist too. But sacking cities, breaking windows, and burning limousines, that’s freedom of speech and expression when the left does it).

    Here’s Ian McKellen, you can listen to it from the horse’s, well, I guess that’s his mouth. Increasingly, some people are conflicted in terms biological intent and suitability of various organs.

    Video: Sir Ian McKellen Hates the Bible. Leviticus 18 – 22

    So, Sir Ian McKellen thinks that destruction of private property is warranted if it offends him. And we see this played out over and over from the left.

    Video: Fat Feminist assaults Pro Life Girl

    Article: Feminist Studies Professor Who Assaulted Pro-Lifers Settles Lawsuit, Won’t Apologize

    …..University of California Santa Barbara Professor of Feminist Studies, Mireille Miller-Young was sentenced in a criminal case in connection with an assault on pro-life young people….Now, the civil side of the legal battle has concluded with her settling with the pro-life students she victimized, but still failing to issue an apology….

    …..The angry professor interrupted the students’ calm interaction with the activists by grabbing a pro-life sign out of the hands of one of them, carrying the sign off through the campus flanked by her students, and then assaulting Thrin Short while trying to hide from police…..Police officers later found the remains of the sign, which had been destroyed.

    …..Miller-Young was convicted of grand theft, vandalism, and battery….was sentenced to 108 hours of community service, 10 hours of anger management, and three years probation for her assault….also ordered to pay a small fine and restitution of almost $500.

    …..Now, Miller-Young, the University of California, and some students who acted as the professor’s accomplices decided to settle. Although the pro-life plaintiffs are bound by a confidentiality agreement, they can report that they are very satisfied with the agreement reached.

    In an email to LifeNews, she said: “The defendants have settled. There has been no apology. If there had been, it would have been an exercise in insincerity. By not apologizing, the University demonstrates that it has no problem, in principle, with a professor who commits crimes like this on campus, as long as it’s done for the ‘right’ reason.”

    …..”During discovery, we learned that the University never disciplined Prof. Miller-Young for her misconduct…..University nor the faculty even initiated an investigation that could have resulted in discipline. Criminal acts, including those deliberately targeting the free exchange of ideas, are not a matter of serious concern for U.C. Santa Barbara.”

    Years ago, a friend had a business where he employed a retired county police officer. I asked him what he would have done, if currently on duty, and while driving down the street, a pedestrian would have given him the finger. He replied simply “a smart cop would just keep on going”.

    A smart director would do these things:

    1. Leave the Bible in the drawer.
    2. If OCD obsessed about the presence of the Bible, would take it complete from the drawer to the hotel front desk and tell them he finds elements of it offensive, will they please keep it out of his room for the duration of his stay.
    3. Not have told anyone about his obsession about the Bible, let alone his destructive urges.

    A smart actor similarly for 1 and 2, and definitely not admit he destroys private property for 3.

    I’m thinking that someone driven to the point of destroying private property because said property has passages that conflict with that person’s lifestyle is not really comfortable with the lifestyle they’re living.

    A smart professor of pornography would ignore Pro-Life displays, would avoid verbal conflict with Pro-Life volunteers (avoid conflict, I didn’t say avoid discussion), and for goodness sake, would not destroy or steal Pro-Life displays or attack Pro-Life advocates.

    I’m thinking that someone driven to yell at young Pro-Life advocates, to steak and destroy their property, and to “attack” them, isn’t very convinced by their own views on the abortion issue and are acting out that inner conflict.

    In all three of these cases, it’s really that simple.