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Tom Hanks Joins Godmaker Ranks

Here’s the skinny: HBO’s Big Love is Executively Produced by Tom Hanks. Seems the show is about one man and more than one wife. I have never watched it and I don’t subscribe to HBO (or any Porn, for that matter [see earlier posts]). However, as the upcoming episode is in the headlines of the digital papers here in Utah, it got my attention.

While it wasn’t the first thing to come to mind, here is the phrase I have decided upon: ripening in iniquity. The LDS church has suggested that its members not “overreact.” This makes perfect sense. It is nearly impossible to see G-d’s Perfect Justice meted out upon the wicked if we resolve to do it ourselves. That’s the vengeful side of me coming out on that comment. On the flipside, even Ninevah was redeemed and the softer side of me prefers to see reconcilliation instead of another abomination of desolations. 

As a product of at least seven multiple-spouse marriages (starting with Abraham, Issac, etc…), the most recent history I have regarding my revered g-g-grandma is the one where she and her husband braved hostile indian territory and three weeks in a covered wagon (St. George to SLC) – knowing full well that they could be massacred anywhere along the trail – so that that they could be married in the Temple of The Most High God. I doubt that Tom Hanks has the same noble story in mind. No doubt his only purpose is “entertainment” such as – ” mocking, laughing, pointing fingers” from a great and spacious studio.  


  1. mandi wrote:

    Got my attention too. did you see the pictures? I keep telling myself that I hope they “know not. . .” but deep inside, I hope they burn baby, burn! Is that bad?

    Monday, March 9, 2009 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  2. Anderson wrote:

    Is that bad? Hmmm. Not sure. Here’s the thing. It’s not like you. In fact, I doubt it’s like any of us. 99.98% of the time we are eating, sleeping, breathing, “think Christlike thoughts, do Christlike works.” – And as a result, we walk peacably amoung mankind. However, one of the few instances of righteous indignation found in canon is when the Saviour, with a whip, cleared the temple courtyard. His rationale dealt with those who used a sacred place for enriching themselves. Comparing this incident to Hanks’ production, we see, once again, The House Of Prayer exploited by a den of thieves. In short, a virtual whip for this virtual offense seems to be more in accord with Celestial protocol. :-) While I’m looking for a virtual whip, it is my intention to make my house more like my Father’s House by filling it with prayer and cleansing it of all Tom Hanks movies, AOL applications, HBO stuff and every other unholy and impure substance.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 12:20 am | Permalink
  3. Oh, brother! I think this is a great example of the intolerance exhibited in society towards a people who try to live decent, upstanding lives but who don’t always follow the mainstream. Seriously, I thought high school was over. Besides, nobody I know liked it when they were in it.
    Additionally, I can’t help but feel that this is a retaliatory effort by Tom Hanks coming off the back of his ‘Mormons aren’t American because they voted against proposition 8’ stuff. After his publicist realized that Mormons are a critical part of his audience and made him retract his comments, it makes sense that this would be a more covert way for him to try to retaliate.

    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm | Permalink
  4. FitZoner wrote:

    I tire of his sappy, gooey, over-the-top, feel good brand of entertainment, anyway. He is the least gifted actor in Hollywood. Hell, he has been playing the same character since “Bosom Buddies” aired in 1980. He dumbed it down a little for “Gump,” but it was basically the same character.

    I’ve never trusted him and now I know why. IMHO the most “un-American” thing a person can do is criticize other Americans for exercising their Constitutional rights. Weren’t Mormons simply exercising our right to free speech? It’s the first – DAMNED – amendment for hell sakes. Take that away from us and we all might as well live in Venezuela.

    Maybe a boycott isn’t enough. Maybe we should consider him an ex-patriot and deport his whiny/Mormon hating ass. He’d fit in well in France.

    Friday, March 27, 2009 at 9:52 am | Permalink

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