Actor rips anti-homosexuality pages out of the bible

ianmckellen_A friend on facebook sent this link to me. The British actor apparently thinks he is doing something significant by ripping out a page in the bible which explicity condemns the homosexual activity he is enslaved to.  It shows how the real problem is not us, but a hatred of God’s word. A story right out of Romans 1. It also makes me wonder what would happen if McKellan would rip pages out of the Koran or desecrate the Torah. And would he publicly brag about that.

In a Q and A with Details magazine, the openly gay ‘Lord of the Rings’ [and X-Men] star admits to a habit of tearing out the Bible passage that condemns homosexuality — Leviticus 18:22 — every time he finds one in his hotel room. The passage: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

“I’m not proudly defacing the book,” he asserts, “but it’s a choice between removing that page and throwing away the whole Bible.”

McKellen says his actions have inspired others to do the same. “I got delivered a package of 40 of those pages that had been torn out by a married couple I know. They put them on a bit of string so that I could hang it up in the bathroom.”

Earlier this year a gay church in Scotland tried a similar trick which backfired on them.

I assume this is just the beginning of McKellen’s dead-end obsession,  but he may be ripping for the rest of his life. Even if he does, this foolish man will never change the Word of the Lord.  If he happens to read this, know there’s much more in the Bible than Leviticus 18:22. We’ll start with the Old Testament.

Genesis 1:27— God did not “create” as an original purpose or intent same gender sexual relationships. The concept simply doesn’t exist as a work of the Creator but later surfaces as a result of man’s ever expanding sin.

Genesis 6:19 —God instructs Noah to preserve only male/female pairings of animals to propagate each species. God’s intent is proof that the dead, unfruitful nature of homosexuality is opposite the living, fruitful and creative nature of God reflected even in nature.

Genesis 9:20-24 — The Bible’s first recorded instance of homosexual activity/desire produces not blessing, but rather a generational curse.

Genesis 19:4-13 —The story of Sodom’s sins of greed, inhospitality,  hatred and sexual perversion (as corroborated in Ezekiel 16:49). The main point is that pride in one’s sins will draw God’s wrath.

Leviticus 5:3 —Situational moral sins including homosexuality. The word “uncleanness” is translated from the Hebrew tame. Because sexual contact between males was defiling, God instructed the priests and Levites to treat it as signal marker of unholy conduct.

Leviticus 18:22;24-30—This is a second, more distinct command issued by God prohibiting male/male sexual relations.   Leviticus 18:22 is a sweeping condemnation of all homosexual activity whether forced or consensual; emotive or nonsexual; contemporary or ancient.

Leviticus 20:13 —This is the 3rd warning to homosexuals of the consequences of their actions. God graciously allows opportunity for repentance, but when it is rejected, he imposes harsh judgment. The word “abomination.” is derived from the Hebrew toevah, which denotes a clash of basic dispositions between the righteous and unrighteous.  Thus, homosexuality was seen as destructive to both the family structure and society.

Duet 22:5 — Prohibited cross gender dressing (transvestism, transgenderism et al) among the sexes. These were indigenous  practices of the idol worshipping Canaanites.

Deut 23:17 —Sovereign God commanded that there be no prostitution or homosexual conduct (religious sodomites from the Hebrew Qadesh) among the people.  The qadesh are forerunners of the contemporary gay christian movement.

Judges 2:11-13 —The “religion” of the Canaanites (descendants of Ham) was as corrupt and vile as could be. On a regular basis it involved child murders (sacrifice), self -mutilation, ritual prostitution and homosexuality. All were practices  God called ”evil.”

Judges 19:22-24 —This passage is almost identical to the Genesis 19 story, although it involves a completely different group of people. Interesting footnote: the people of Gibeah were relatives of the Sodomites.

1Kings 14:22-24—This passage highlights the rise of “tolerance” and evil it brings when sin is promoted through government. Governments should never sanction immorality because it contains a destructive element  affecting all people, both direct and indirectly. Rehoboam, the king, was strongly influenced by the tolerance policies of his mother, Namah (verse 21) of the Ammonites, also relatives of the Sodomites.

1Kings 15:11-13 — In this passage, the scribe singles out the sin of homosexuality for condemnation. Out of 13 other hideous Canaanite-adopted practices, the practice of sodomy-influenced religion in Israel was viewed as a specific threat to the security, health and spiritual integrity of God’s people. Asa, unlike Rehoboam before him, removed his own mother and her “tolerance” policies. Tolerance is dangerous when it is not based on biblical love.

1Kings 22:43;46 — Jehosaphat, Isreal’s head of state did what was “right” in the eyes of the Lord and removed religious sodomites (qadesh)  from influential positions within the country. This was a civil decision based on God’s commandments. Secular leaders can honor God and cause his blessings to come upon the land by restricting laws and policies which damage the well being of the nation at large.

2Kings 23:4-7— Josiah, another King of Isreal institutes reforms which specifically call for the removal of homosexuals who were influential in leading Isreal astray. His actions were part of a “covenant” with God.

Ezekiel 16:49— God didn’t destroy Sodom solely because of  of homosexuality.  Although it is evident it was a determining factor, Sodom’s sin of pride exacerbated their offensiveness to God.

Daniel 11:37— A reference to the sexual or misoginistic nature of the antichrist as envisioned by Daniel. The word “desire” is from Hebrew chamad, which denotes lust and desire associated with male/female sexuality.


32 thoughts on “Actor rips anti-homosexuality pages out of the bible

  1. Interesting, I didn’t know he was gay. Anyhow, what’s even more interesting is the ignorance of the blind. The pages that he’s ripping out is only ink and paper, an act which certainly speaks to the condition of his heart. But they don’t realize that the Word from heaven can never be torn, blotted out, or altered. The Word, being God (John 1:1). If anything, these actions will do nothing else but bear witness against them at the day of judgement, unless they repent.

  2. If he rips it out it is obvious he has read it, he is without excuse.

    I have been on youtube and its amazing how this idol worship and orgy explanation is blinding those caught up in this sin. No matter what you say, they hold fast to their sin as if it is a gift from God.

    Thats is very troubling, in the light of the Word of God, The Words of God whom they claim to love they flat out reject it.

    Jesus said sinners will not come to the light because their deeds will be exposed that they are evil.

    LORD have mercy!

  3. Paul, I wonder what he will do when he begins hearing the words in his ear and no one’s talking to him? Why do people think they are smarter than God?

  4. lol they can rip out as many pages as they want it WILL NOT change the mind of God. God is the Great I AM and the Great I AM says it’s wrong so keep tearing it out if you want too it’s not going to make it go away, because you will STILL know it’s there no matter what you do and it will STILL be in you MIND, cause the seed is already planted. McKellan you know you are wrong. You believe the Word of God is true otherwise you wouldn’t be tearing out the page. People do some funny things sometimes.

  5. The grass withers and the flower fades,but the word of God endueres forever. Irregardless of the enemies attempts to suppress the truth the purpose of God continues to triumph in the earth. The word of the Lord is more than mere ink and paper,it is Spirit and life.(All praise to Jesus our Lord and Saviour)

  6. Hey, at least he realizes what the Bible really says. If he’d just hang out with theologically Liberal (read: fake) Christians leaders, they’d tell him that the Bible doesn’t really say that homosexual behavior is wrong.

    And as you alluded to, he has a lot more tearing to do:

    100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior denounce it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.

    100% of the verses referencing God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.

    100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).

    0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions.

  7. His sin is obvious and if he fails to repent he will have his reward! However his removing of pages from God’s Word, is that much different to our failure to preach the whole council of God. When we deliberately refuse to preach against certain sins in fear of the organist leaving or we never teach certain doctrines in fear of the people becoming empowered through God’s truth because as ministers we like to have a manipulative hold on the people to dictate our wishes to them. If we know a family member or friend pratices a certain lifestyle do we shy away from the scriptures that deal with their sin? Do you preach only prosperity and money but neglect the matter of holiness and deliverance from sin because those sermons will cause the charismatic members of the church to leave due to their lifestyle?

    Homosexuality is an abomination and without repentance those who engage in such will face a tormented eternity……………… but what are we saying when we say “we don’t preach against sin in the church because God is a God of love therefore let Him do the fixing up”? What are we saying when we shout and speak in tongues but yet refuse to be governed by The Whole Word of God?

  8. I’m so glad I found out the truth behind the Lord of The Rings. It’s no surprise to hear that this man is homosexual or that he tears pages out of the Holy Bible that state the absolute truth about his life. It won’t be a surprise either, if he dies of a sudden tragic death as some other “celebrities” did after defiantly blaspheming the Almighty God. We still pray that he will repent and accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour.

  9. Pastor, he doesnt get it, thats the reason he keeps ripping the pages out, everytime he sees one he hears the words.

    Unbelievers in thinking they are wise become fools dont they? they are spiritually discerned.

    Many are so confident that they are saved but the word of God tells us that you cant be saved and practice sin. A believer that is struggling in sin is miserable, (from experience).

    May The LORD have mercy and help them to see through the lies.

  10. Genesis 9:20-24 — The Bible’s first recorded instance of homosexual activity/desire produces not blessing, but rather a generational curse.

    This has been a topic of conversation among my minister friends for a long time. I need your assistance. Where does this passage show homosexual activity? I see that Ham saw the nakedness of Noah and told his brothers about it. Is it that Noah knew Ham told that he was drunk and naked after he awoke and saw he was covered?

    I’m thinking that we are taking the “done unto him” part and surmising that it was sexual. Please help me on this.

    I’m like you, I need concrete biblical facts. LOL!!


  11. Hello Elder Carl, good question thanks for asking for clarification.

    The Hebrew word erwah is translated shameful nakedness and is used to describe immoral behavior. Comparatively, the word eyrom is used to describe nonsexual nakedness or bare skin exposed. Thus in the Noah case, there wasn’t just seeing Noah’s bare skin, as it notes in verse 24, when Noah came out of his drunkenness, he knew something had been done to him. There’s no other way to explain “done to”. A sexual action had occurred. Since this was between two males, its homosexual.

    It could be argued that the “done” was that the action done to him was the three brothers covering him, but that would not elicit such a severe curse. Especially since the brothers took pains not to even look at Noah out of respect to him as their father. Their actions were honorable, not sinful. Cross ref Lev 18:6.

    If this were just a case of nonsexual nakedness, there would have been no resulting curse. And quite a severe curse at that.
    This also perhaps points to the reality that lust is a spirit which manifests itself in both in heterosexual and homosexual conduct. All the inhabitants of the ark knew that the people of the world had been destroyed due to their wickedness, including unchecked sexual immorality. Yet, the spirit again finds a human home in Canaan.

    The curse is directed at Canaan, Noah’s grandson. Note that Canaan is mentioned prominently (whereas none of the grandchildren are) in verse 22. Canaan’s descendants, the Sodomites and their offspring became known for gross sexual practices including homosexuality. See some of the other scriptures.

  12. If he didn’t want a Bible with the word “homosexual” in it he should have just bought Eugene Peterson’s “The Message” where in 1 Corinthians 6 he replaces it with “those who abuse the earth.” It seems he learned how to translate the Bible from Al Gore.

  13. Oh right, thats a good point Erik. And I forgot about the nefarious “gay bible”. They’ve probably done all the work for him. There’s never a reason to engage and act out such unrestricted hate. Amazing how these folks fight “hate” so much with every breath they have. Then with the few breaths they have left over they use it to…hate.

    Poor Ian McKellan. God help his soul.

  14. @ WandaR…Where did you get the info on “Lord of the Rings”? I have been looking, but was unsuccessful.

    God doesn’t need to refer to the pages of His Bible to remember what He said. It guess McKellan is implying “out of sight, out of mind”. But thinking he has the muscle to flex it against God and deface a Bible does not change His mind, for He is holy and hates sin. Hollywood stardom and reaping fat checks from high-grossing box office films must have made him think he can do that and God would be intimidated.

    I am shocked that he’s gay, though. Didn’t even know that. I am also shocked to learn that Noah’s son was cursed because of the vile act he performed against his own father. I’ve always wondered why he was cursed just for looking at him.

    McKellan is a lost, unrepentive soul that needs the forgiveness of God and the blood of Jesus to wash away his sins. I think I’ll add him to my prayer list.

  15. I wonder did any tell this actor that there are no “anti-homophobic” scriptures in the bible…no need to rip pages out of the book…just study it..research it…and come to the true meaning of those scriptures…The Bible is the greatest gift on earth…..

  16. For reasons such as this, we must “hide the Word” in our “hearts” where no one can “rip it out.” He really rejecting truth; I feel sorry for him and will pray for him.

  17. Noah’s son Ham didn’t rape his father he raped his mom. Uncovering the nakedness of a man in this context was talking about sleeping with his wife. Caanan was the result of Ham raping his mother.
    Cross Reference is here.
    Leviticus 18:7-10
    Laws on Immoral Relations
    7’You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father, that is, the nakedness of your mother. She is your mother; you are not to uncover her nakedness. 8’You shall not uncover the nakedness of your father’s wife; it is your father’s nakedness. 9 The nakedness of your sister, either your father’s daughter or your mother’s daughter, whether born at home or born outside, their nakedness you shall not uncover. 10 The nakedness of your son’s daughter or your daughter’s daughter, their nakedness you shall not uncover; for their nakedness is yours.

    Of course I am not arguing in favor of the sexually immoral behavior of homosexuality, its just in this instance it’s not homosexual because a son is produced.

  18. Robert, Im not following you on this.

    1. I nor the scripture said anything about rape. We dont know what the sexual actual was that occurred. It could have been as simple as fondling. We do know that it occurred between two males.

    2. There is no mention in the passage about Noah’s wife or Ham being with her, let alone rape. Ham committed no sin, it was Canaan. In fact, there is no female mentioned in the entire 9th chapter.

    3. Ham produced Canaan with his own wife, the one he went into the ark with. Canaan was not a product of incest.

    4. Lev 18 isnt a contextual puzzle. There’s no exclusion of sexual relations with one’s father. Its clearly established in verse 6: None of you shall approach any who is near of kin to him to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD. One’s grandfather would be a close relative.

    Take a look at it again. The text of Gen 9 20-24 can stand on its own and of course predates the holiness code. Looks like you havent rightly divided it.

  19. There is truly nothing new under the sun.

    “So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe’s chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king. Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and there was a fire on the hearth burning before him. And it came to pass, that when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast it into the fire that was on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that was on the hearth.” [Jer. 36:21-23, NASB]

    King Jehoiakim’s attempt to destroy the word of God proved utterly futile, and brought down condemnation on him. I fear that Ian McKellan faces a similar fate.

  20. Min. A Williams, its sad that you can’t see what professing nonbelievers see regarding this issue. Thier conscience bear them witness that the scriptures CLEARLY teach that homosexuality is a sin. What you may need to do is get back to the basics and study the scriptures with honesty and assistance from the Holy Spirit. Please stop allowing the devil to blind you due to your unbelief.

  21. Pastor Foster, Pastor John MacArthur did an indepth study of Genesis 9:18-29. It is really compelling and worthy of hearing.

    GCMW: If you have it, post the link to it. Thanks!

  22. I guess by ripping out those pages, this deceived man thinks he’s rendering the WORD of GOD ineffective? We could burn all the Bibles ever written/printed and GOD’s Word would still stand.

    Once upon a time they used to kill all the prophets or threaten the prophets into silence (unsuccessfully).

    The enemies of GOD have burned churches, destroyed HIS temples, desecrated HIS altar, etc.

    They’ve passed laws to try and silence HIS people still… they don’t want to see the Cross or hear anything about Jesus the Christ being the ONLY WAY.

    But despite all that…GOD is still Sovereign and HIS people still populate the earth, fulfilling the Great Commission.

    Boy, what a pity, how are his actions going to go over during the Great Judgment? He has already proven that HE knows GOD is against homosexuality, and he apparently believes the WORD (why go through the trouble of destroying something you don’t believe in?).


  23. @ ReRe:

    Thanks for asking! I love helping to expose the anti-Christ agenda. I first read an article on this site: This article is really informative. The author was actually a witch before being transformed by the power of God. Recently, the Holy Ghost led me to this site: Dr. Scott A. Johnson allows God to use him in a profound way to reveal the anti-Christ agenda in mostly every aspect. If you enjoy Min. Foster, you will Dr. Johnson as well. You can find the sermon, J.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, The Inklings, Narnia & the Golden Dawn-Pt. 1 & Pt. 2 by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page>listen to more sermons by this speaker (click the word “more”)>scroll down>jump to page (click 9)>scroll down half page and you will see the link. I apologize for the lengthy response; just wanted to get you to the right info. God bless you. TRUTH:JESUS:LOVE

  24. I can not judge some anyone for what they do, I can truly say God is real in my soul;Jesus died on the cross to save and to heal all man kind. Its left up to us to repent,even though some may stray as lost sheep turning thier back on the word of God.Yet through his son Christ Jesus is coming back again for his church to take back with Him.It is HE who has an uncondictional heart HE who loves us Who is the same today as HE was yesterday.HIS word shall live on forever more. There is nothing man can do about it.

  25. For every page he rips out the bible in an effort to justify his sin, he is just heaping up his own judgment and condemnation before God.

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