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calendar   Thursday - July 10, 2008

FUNDING FOR THE ARTS BUT FIRST, SHOW US YOUR BISEXUALS, HOMOSEXUALS, LESBIANS OR ‘NOT KNOWNS’

BMEWS readers, it just doesn’t get any crazier then this.  Maybe.

A couple of days ago I think I said something similar, except that I also qualified things by saying every time I claimed to have found the dumbest item worthy of a Moonbat award, darn if something else didn’t come up to challenge that opinion and so the last post I did on a dumb story I left open.  That is, I refrained from saying yet again, this is the stupidest thing so far.

Well, being as how the Brits continually come up with things that outdo themselves, I can’t say it won’t get dumber then this either.  Who knows what politically correct lunacy they’ll follow this with.  But I’m certain they’ll come up with something.  They have so far.

OK first, I have a url >>> http://www.mediauk.com/magazines/344246/compass-wessex, but it was no help at all in supplying a proper link to the story.
I am doing a word for word copy here.  I suppose I could have tried to do a scan, but my software isn’t good enuff to do a readable copy justice.
So finally, here we go.

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SHAME on the ARTS COUNCIL

Actors Ian Mckellen, Ralph Fiennes and Kevin Spacy are outraged by the Arts Council’s new rules for obtaining funding.

The council now REQUIRES all arts organizations to state how many board members are Bisexual, Homosexual, Heterosexual, Lesbian or ‘Not Known.’

It says it’s necessary to see if the applicants are representative.  “We see diversity as broader then race, ethnicity, faith, and disability,” says Audrey Roy, the director of grants.

(I edited out the word ‘gay’ and used the proper term Homosexual altho I confess I was tempted to use the queer word. Bothers me that a perfectly good word like gay has been hijacked by deviants and we all have to live with it. )

So then. This week we have been treated to, a study that proves babies can be racist if they make a face at spicy food, and a call again for sex ed. for 5 years olds.  What next?  Stay Tuned!


Drew sticks his nose in:

Morning Peiper. I think these are the links you’re looking for?

The Arts Council has encountered ridicule and anger over attempts to force theatre and museum trustees to disclose their sexuality to obtain funding.

New grant forms require arts organisations to state how many board members are bisexual, gay, heterosexual, lesbian or “not known”.

Sir Ian McKellen and Vanessa Redgrave are among leading figures of the stage who have condemned the move, which appears to discriminate against mainstream venues.

Oscar-nominated Sir Ian, who is gay, said: “It sounds extraordinary. It shouldn’t be on a form. It’s quite inappropriate.”

Redgrave said: “Everyone should put down ‘trisexual’, whoever you are.

Britain has become the world’s leading population of trisexuals.”

They were joined in their condemnation by Christopher Hampton, whose adaptation of God of Carnage, starring Ralph Fiennes, has just opened at the Gielgud Theatre. He said: “It’s bureaucracy and political correctness gone mad.”

The application form notes that the question is for government purposes only and will not enter into the grant decision, but that claim was contradicted by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Its spokesman said: “We appreciate that, as a responsible public body they need to monitor their overall grant-making programmes. But it is absolutely not the case that sexual orientation monitoring is a government requirement.”

Condemnation of the question spanned the arts. Julian Spalding, the former director of galleries and museums in Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow, said: “I can’t see what relevance it’s got. It’s a horrible invasion into one’s personal and private life.” He added: “What they like to do in bed is not the Arts Council’s business.”

The Arts Council has defended its decision to ask grant applicants to state their sexuality on application forms after the policy was ridiculed by stars such as Sir Ian McKellen and Vanessa Redgrave.

Yes, this is major moonbattery. Hello, it’s the thee-ate-ah ... where the percentage of “other than hetero” is roughly 5 times greater than almost all other occupational groups. No kidding. So who cares? Shows can be good or bad whether written/produced/choreographed/acted in by people of any sexual orientation. I don’t think that aspect matters a whit.


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