When they told the judges, Simon Cowell rolled his eyes which said, "Oh, this is gonna suck swamp gas!" Well, Simon was made to shut up after the first note was sung of Stars from Les Misérables, and after the season played out, they won the contest, a bunch of money, and a recording contact. There first album is now out. So, great, they go onto stardom, live happily ever after and close story.
Nope, just couldn't be like that. James Lambert, one of the five, came out as gay very recently when asked. A not un-common thing nowadays as being gay is recognized as one of the legitimate lives that we humans are cast to live. All we should hope for the man is that he find love if he hasn't already found it. But no.
Someone rang the church bell, and the so-called Christians, purveyors of hate extraordinaire have descended with their pitchforks and torches and are condemning this beautiful man with the voice of an angel because he dare say he's gay. Some of these self-righteous pillars of faith have left statements on YouTube such as, "Well, I was a fan, but I'm not now!" And my favorite so far that I've come across, "Since you've turned your back on the Bible and Jesus, I will pray that you'll find your way back!"
Someone, quick, pass me the vomitorium! Please, for God's sake, get over this entire fucking obsession you people have with the sexual lives of others! Look to your own screwed up marriages and lives and leave gay people alone who for the most part are a gentle and loving people. That is until you push us just so far, then we'll show you, we really aren't afraid to fight back, we just prefer not too.
Christians and their anti-gay hate, their obsession with the Mosaic law, one law out of 933, have to feel that they must strike out and cause pain and suffering in the name of the Prince of Peace!! Don't they realize how absolutely hypocritical they are? Don't they realize that they have pushed millions away from God and his Son and Spirit? Don't they realize that their obsession with gay people has in fact not converted anyone who is gay, but driven them into the arms of secularism? What about the rest of the O.T. law? Do they eat shellfish? Do they wear mix-fabric clothing? Do they feed the hungry, clothe the naked, care for the sick? No, they care to much about who is fucking whom. Boring, really.
Are they really incapable of reading a history book to see just how many essential people in various stages of human existence have been gay? Do they not realize that some of the greatest painters of all times, greatest philosophers, greatest thinkers, greatest military generals have all been gay? Don't they know that WW II was basically won by one gay man on the allied side: Britain's Alan Turing, who broke the German enigma code? Alan who was such a genius that he laid the very foundation for all modern computers and even video games? This gay man was so brilliant, that he was beginning to understand how mathematics determined how the stripes of a zebra, or a butterfly, or any other living thing comes to have those spots and stripes. What did British society of the 50's do for this war hero and national treasure? They arrested him on morals charges, chemically castrated him, and in the process destroyed that most brilliant brain of his that might have cured cancer for all we know. They finally pushed him to take his own life by biting into an apple that had been injected with cyanide.
And now, of course the American version of ISIS has begun their early march on this beautiful man, a man that I'm proud to have heard, support, and love as a fellow gay man. I issue a warning to these "church people," of the Westboro Baptist ilk and their kind: Remember, the entire known world has been conquered twice, by gay men. We can be trod on just a little too much. Oh, and finally, if your God does exist, I would love to be the proverbial fly on the wall when you reap your just reward from He who is.
Collabro, first audition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob5UJS2WwQ8
Buy their album if you like their style of music. If you like theater, you'll love these guys.