Monday, January 5, 2009

Here's a fun one for you!

It's one of those "common knowledge" things. We all "know" that conservatives are ostracized in Hollywood. It's Lib Town. They all speak the same speak and walk the same walk with few exceptions. However, a few brave souls have garnered enough power that they are able to be open about their conservative values.

I read the article on Fox News earlier to day with interest even though I'm not a movie, TV or theater buff. I don't watch much TV and if I hear an actor or musician talking about anything other than the movie they're in or the songs they're singing, I change the channel.

Yet I do find it interesting that conservatives have been living and thriving in that society of like-minded lefties. One of the articles below mentioned a party where over 600 conservatives attended. Another talks about regular meetings of Hollywood conservatives (organized by Gary Sinise).

I thought I'd pass on the following just in case any of you were interested in doing a bit more research and / or writing about the topic. I think it would be fun to try and make a list of conservatives in the Arts. I kept coming across the same names over and over, but I only rambled through a handful of articles.

Hollywood Conservatives Encouraged to Come Out of the Closet
A once-timid group of social outcasts is emerging from the shadows in Hollywood. If the past year is any indication, Tinseltown may have to get accustomed to the loud presence of a growing minority.
After years of silence, conservatives are coming out of the closet.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,476165,00.html

http://hollywoodconservatives.org/

http://hedgehogcentral.blogspot.com/2005/02/hollywood-conservative-forum.html

Conservatives Try to Make Their Voices Heard in Hollywood
By: Helena Andrews February 27, 2007 09:15 PM EST
Not everybody in Hollywood loves Hillary or thinks that "An Inconvenient Truth" is the only truth. So a growing number of Tinseltown conservatives have launched a counterattack to what they call leftist films like "Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Syriana."
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0207/2932.html

Hollywood's conservative underground
'Friends of Abe' group meets quietly
Amy Fagan Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A group of politically conservative and centrist Hollywood figures organized by actor Gary Sinise and others has been meeting quietly in restaurants and private homes, forming a loose-knit network of entertainers who share common beliefs like supporting U.S. troops and traditional American values.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/jul/23/hollywoods-conservative-underground/

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