Brian sent me this story (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=granderson/060116) and it made me think, dang (can I curse on this blog?). While unnecessary thinking is not something I aspire to often, since I was already at it I might as well subject the rest of you to my ideas, I had to listen to them. So good old Larry H. Miller doesn't want to show the gay cowboy movie. For some reason he thinks that in Sandy, Utah this is a wise idea, think of all the lost profits!
My first reaction is that it is his movie theatre and he can show whatever movies he wants to. If people want to see Brokeback Mounbtain they will go to other theatres and it is his loss. Than I thought that in the fifties the diner owners in Alabama probably thought that it was their diner and they can serve who they want.
Where is the line, where does the business owner's right to run his business how he wants end and descrimination begin. Lots of theatres didn't show The Work and the Glory, I didn't feel descriminated against. Personally I would like to see Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure back in theatres, do the theatres owe me that? Had Miller refused to let gay cowboys go to the movies I could see the point, this just seems over sensitive.
I do think that this article is nuts though. The NBA has nothing to do with Larry's movie theatres and this is very different from Fortson saying to the media that he didn't want to play with a gay teammate. Anyway, be excellent to each other and party on dudes.