Sean Penn on Prop 8: Shame on Mormons and Blacks

by Steven Mikulan

January 15, 2009 9:39 AM

Last night’s L.A. Times Gold Derby blog presented a video clip of a somber Sean Penn at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards, where his portrayal of gay icon Harvey Milk had won the Best Actor Award. Penn did not look to be in the mood for a political discussion, but when asked by Tom O’Neil and Scott Feinberg about the passage of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage initiative, Penn didn’t hold back.

“The Proposition 8 thing was a fiasco in California. Mormon movement should be ashamed of itself, the black constituency that supported Prop 8 should be ashamed of itself.” Penn was less certain of whether or not a pre-election day release of Milk would have helped beat Prop 8.

One thought on “Sean Penn on Prop 8: Shame on Mormons and Blacks

  1. I wonder if Sean Penn will take the role of Harry Hay when offered, since ole Harry was a much bigger and more promonent gay activist. He was involved for about 60 years and died in 2002.

    Oh, just a side note, Harry Hay is credited with being the founder of the modern day gay rights movement, he was a PEDOPHILE, and a proponent of NAMBLA. Just another Gay Hero, but his ideas are imbedded in the movement without reproach from other fagalas.

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