Harvey Milk’s courage to become the first elected openly gay politician in America changed lives, and now your courage can help as well.
WWW.NOMILKFORCINEMARK.COM has started a campaign to boycott going to see the new Sean Penn film, Milk at any theater owned and operated by the Cinemark corporation.
As noted in the flier above, Cinemark CEO Alan Stock donated the max amount of money allowed to the Yes on 8 Campaign which passed and put a ban on gay marriage in the state of California. Now Alan Stock is going to be showing a historic gay film at his theaters and profiting much more than $10,000 dollars from it.
But through the help of a Facebook group, NoMilkForCinemark is pointing out that if only 1,000 people go see Milk at a competitors theater, at an avarage cost of $10 dollars a ticket, that would lose Cinemark $10,000 in revenue.
Surely theres more than 1,000 people to commit to this cause.
Visit www.nomilkforcinemark.com to help them fight hate, and to find out where you can see Milk at a non cinemark theater.
Since this report speaks directly about the movie “MILK” and its relevance to today’s issues, it seems worth remembering MIlk’s own feelings with Proposition 6. He felt that, if Prop. 6 was passed, that the gay community would rise up in an angry and perhaps violent offensive that would have been entirely understandable. The chants in the movie portrayed the chants of those days: Civil Rights or Civil War. Gay Rights Now!
We are not in the midst of a polite debate. We are not haggling over a trinket in a foreign bazaar. Prop 8 singles out gays. It strips them of rights. It undermines the very foundations of the Constitution of the country – which has no relationship to biblical belief or religious fantasies. If gays are going to be singled out by the passing of this proposition, then the supporters of it should be targeted. If they are in positions of power, such as CEO of Cinemark, then the foundation of their power ought to be attacked and brought down.
Cinemark is fair game as is the Mormon Church. We are not engaged in a friendly disagreement. These people have mobilized to strip Americans they don’t like or respect of their civil rights. That’s not politics. That is war. Gays have learned how to fight back and we ought to throw our full fury at individuals who funded this fight against us AND their power bases – period.