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Time to Block the Sundance Channel and Boycott Marriott

Posted by libhom Sunday, November 16, 2008

The racist, sexist, heterosexist, and anti atheist decision of the Sundance Festival to stay in the Hate State of Utah is truly disturbing. The people that run the festival are perfectly aware of the fact that there is no way to hold a major event in Utah without financing the Mormon Church's multitude of crusades to promote discrimination and violence against people they hate.

For years, the Sundance Festival and Channel have economically exploited lgbt film lovers. Yet, they see no reason to pay the queer community back by getting out of Utah. That one sided and abusive relationship must come to an end. Queers need to boycott the Sundance Festival and block the Sundance Channel until the festival is taken out of the Mormon theocracy of Utah.

The fightback should not be limited to Sundance. The Marriott Hotel chain is trying to distance itself from the bigotry of its upper management and its major Mormon shareholders. Yet, these people give shitloads of money to a white supremacist, misogynist, homophobic, and anti atheist hate group: the Mormon Church.

There is no way to stay in a Marriott Hotel without financing bigotry and oppression against a variety of minority groups. The same is equally true about traveling to Utah. Those facts may make people uncomfortable, but facts don't stop being facts because some people don't want to face them.

Many who oppose these boycotts are too emotionally attached to their stereotype of gay and bisexual men as weak and helpless, completely unwilling to defend ourselves from our oppressors. The opponents of the boycott will just have to get over it.

 

11 comments

  1. Christopher Says:
  2. I had absolutely no idea the Marriott was a Mormon owned business until Prop 8.

    You have to wonder what else they own that we don't know about?

    I really, really wish I had a list of the big players like the Marriott to go after and boycott.

     
  3. Do you really think it's realistic for a company to uproot itself (Sundance) in this time of economic turmoil? Even if it were, it couldn't be done overnight. I'm all for boycotting, but it seems a little absurd to say that they support bigotry cuz they're not leaving. No company can just up and leave. Corporations and companies are headquartered/registered in a certain area; and are bound by contracts which keep them there.

     
  4. libhom Says:
  5. anythingbutsad: It would be trivial for Sundance to move the festival. In the current recession, there are plenty of other places with plenty of movie screens that could easily accommodate them. Bigotry is the real reason why Sundance isn't moving.

     
  6. Lew Scannon Says:
  7. The only way that wealthy people and organizations listen is when you kick them in their money belts.

    I say, kick 'em hard!

     
  8. DCup Says:
  9. Dammit! I just booked a conference at a Marriott.

    Guess I need to have a chat with my site selection guru.

     
  10. Anonymous Says:
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  12. Blogdor Says:
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  14. Blogdor Says:
  15. Sorry some people logically and pragmatically oppose your viewpoint. Just delete the comments and they'll go away.

     
  16. libhom Says:
  17. Blogdor: Your comment was deleted because it linked to a homophobic blog posting which cited phony "research" from crazed religious extremists. Read the posting guidelines again.

    (heterosexist, racist, misogynistic or otherwise bigoted comments are subject to deletion)

     
  18. I think we have a blog up with a couple of very special vlogs y'all might want to share with your readers. One of our contributors, Chloe made the vlog - underneath it is one of the best rants out there, by a DUDE who cares about the over riding issues - seperation of Church and state and the hate peddled by the LDS and others.

    I am fired up - in 40 yrs of activism for the lgbT cause i have never seen as much support from our allies outside the community..

    love to all at GLH !

     
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