Thursday, December 20, 2012

Swinger Dinesh D'Souza makes an ass of himself

A short, amusing article on Slate.com by David Weigel:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/12/05/dinesh_d_souza_didn_t_get_an_oscar_nomination.html

It seems that Dinesh D'Souza's anti Obama movie, 2016: Obama's America, didn't get an Oscar nomination.

Weigel writes:
I pick this up only because D'Souza's snarky response is so clueless.
By ignoring 2016, the top-performing box-office hit of 2012, and pretending that films like Searching for Sugar Man and This Is Not a Film are more deserving of an Oscar, our friends in Hollywood have removed any doubt average Americans may have had that liberal political ideology, not excellence, is the true standard of what receives awards.
Oh, those wacky liberals! D'Souza's movie exposed the raw truth of Barack Obama's ideology, by sending a khaki-clad conservative to ask leading questions of people who knew the president's father. This Is Not a Film is merely a clandestinely filmed documentary about Iranian director Jafar Panahi, who is under house arrest in Tehran.

And a short interview in The New York Times

Read it here. They discuss the movie and the interviewer asked Dinesh about life as a swinger:
You recently resigned as president of the Christian-affiliated King’s College after it was reported that you brought a woman to a Christian convention and introduced her as your fiancĂ©e when neither of you had actually divorced your spouses. Did you do anything wrong? 
I exercised imprudent judgment. In Christianity there is no intermediate status of being separated. I asked an attorney if there is anything problematic with being engaged while separated, and I was informed absolutely not.
You wrote, “I had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles.” I am not a Christian, but I’d guess that it would be high on the list of wrong things. 
What I meant was I didn’t know what rule of Christian morality it violates. I recognize that there would be people who might say Dinesh has only met this woman a few months ago, Dinesh is rushing into things. But that is completely different from saying Dinesh is violating one of the Ten Commandments. Imprudent is not the same thing as wrong.

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