She/he Said: Bush, Schamus, Hudson, Channing, Cooper

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T08:29:50-05:00 December 21st, 2006|News|

“I think Mary is going to be a loving soul to her child. And I’m happy for her.”
President Bush to People Magazine

“You know my joke is that in the sequel, Heath will go to New York and become one of the Village People. That’s a whole other different movie.”
James Schamus, “Brokeback Mountain” executive producer and the CEO of Focus Features, on the re-release of “Brokeback Mountain” to afterelton.com

“I find it upsetting that some folks equate being a Christian with being intolerant of gay people. That may, unfortunately, be true for some, but it is not true for me. I have talked often of my love and support of the gay community. … Yes, I was raised Baptist. Yes, I was taught that the Bible has certain views on homosexuality. The Bible also teaches us not to judge. It teaches us to love one another as God loves us all. I love my sister, my two best friends, and my director dearly. They happen to be gay. So what? While some search for controversy, I hope that my friends and fans who know me know where I stand.”
Jennifer Hudson, actress in “Dreamgirls,” in a statement to The Advocate correcting a report that she says misrepresented her beliefs on gay people

“I don’t think about them (gay fans). I’m grateful that they seem to like me. They’re terribly loyal to me. But I’m knee-deep in the Bible and you know what it says about that. … I don’t think about it (gay rights). If they can’t take care of their own problems, why should I bother. It’s not my problem.”
Carol Channing to the Gay People’s Chronicle, Nov. 10, unaware she was being interviewed by a gay publication

“I remember being taunted — if you were in the theater, there was a certain amount of abuse — but that doesn’t go on with these boys (in “The History Boys”). They’re too intelligent. It may have gone on when they were younger, but now they’re just beyond any of that. … I’ve always been surrounded by people who are up for anything. I’m just like, whatever, which is very lucky, because some of us don’t grow up in that environment. So I’m very fortunate.”
Dominic Cooper, a straight actor in “The History Boys,” to The Advocate, Dec. 19

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