‘Beauty and the Beast’ Director: I Wish I Was Like ‘Lord of the Rings’ Star Who Rips Leviticus 18:22 Out of Hotel Bibles

The openly homosexual director of Disney’s live action remake of “Beauty and the Beast” once stated during an interview that he wished he could say he was like “Lord of the Rings” star Ian McKellen, who has admitted to ripping Leviticus 18:22 out of hotel Bibles because of its prohibition of homosexual sex acts.

“What is first thing you do when you get into a hotel room?” Bill Condon was asked in 2012 by the homosexual travel magazine Passport, as first noted by the Daily Wire.

“I wish I could say I’m like Ian McKellen and immediately go rip pages out of the Bible,” he replied, “but there don’t seem to be Bibles in the hotel rooms I stay in these days. So it’s figuring out how to get online.”

Ian McKellen, also an open homosexual, is known for his role as the wizard Gandalf in “Lord of the Rings.” He has acknowledged on several occasions that when staying in hotel rooms, he rips Leviticus 18:22 out of the Bible.

“I heard you like to rip out the passage in the Bible that condemns homosexuality as a sin,” Vanity Fair noted to McKellen in 2011.

“I do, yes. It’s Leviticus 18:22 that I object to. And I only do it when I’m in a hotel room and there’s a Bible in the drawer next to the bed. I don’t want those nasty, homophobic sentences lying within 12 inches of my head,” he said.

“You don’t have a problem with the rest of Leviticus?” the outlet inquired.

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“I don’t mind there being injunctions against eating shellfish or the injunctions against wearing [linen] and wool [blended] clothing. I only get offended when it suggests that men shouldn’t make love to each other,” McKellen replied.

He also told Details Magazine in 2009 that he has influenced 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,” McKellen stated.

The “Lord of the Rings” star is also featured in “Beauty and the Beast,” as he plays the role of Cogsworth. In speaking about the controversy over the Disney film during its New York premiere this week, he opined that the homosexuality in the production is “a very small moment in the movie and nobody should get too excited.”

However, he also quipped that the movie is “another gay extravaganza” for him and director Bill Condon.

As previously reported, Condon told the outlet “Attitude” last month that in his live remake of the story, which opened in theaters on Friday, the character LeFou has a “gay moment” with Gaston. Luke Evans, an open homosexual, was cast as Gaston, and Josh Gad plays LeFou.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon told the publication.

“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings,” he continued. “And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

Condon also told Attitude that homosexuals have had a history with “The Beauty and the Beast” as the man who wrote the lyrics for the animated version of the film, released in 1991, had been fighting AIDS while working on the project. Howard Ashman died before the movie was released in theaters.

“It was his idea not only to make it into a musical, but also to make Beast one of the two central characters,” Condon outlined. “Until then, it had mostly been Belle’s story that they had been telling.”

“Specifically for him, it was a metaphor for AIDS,” he said. “He was cursed, and this curse had brought sorrow on all those people who loved him, and maybe there was a chance for a miracle—and a way for the curse to be lifted. It was a very concrete thing that he was doing.”

Family groups have called for a boycott of Disney over the matter, including One Million Moms, which has over 62,000 signatures on its petition as of press time.

Colorado Christian University is also circulating a petition, which reads in part, “We will not allow you to bully us into going against our Biblically-based beliefs in natural marriage, and we will certainly not let you circumvent us as leaders of our families to force these beliefs on the impressionable young minds of our children.”

“Beauty and the Beast” tells the story of an arrogant prince who falls under a magical spell, as he is transformed by an enchantress to live as a beast until he learns how to fall in love. He is given a magical rose, and told that if he does not find love before the last petal falls, he will remain a beast and not a man forever. The prince’s servants are also turned into animated objects by the female sorcerer.

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  • Charles

    “I do, yes. It’s Leviticus 18:22 that I object to. And I only do it when I’m in a hotel room and there’s a Bible in the drawer next to the bed. I don’t want those nasty, homophobic sentences lying within 12 inches of my head,” he said.

    That’s Ok Ian.. There are plenty more verses in the Word of God that condemns (And many more) those behaviors.

    • Andrew Buss

      That’s okay, Charles. There are plenty of verses in the (revised) work of your magic sky being that condemns your behavior. Only thing is Ian and I don’t believe in unicorns, the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe so we don’t have to go about our lives cherry picking which ones to follow and which ones god will release his wrath for.

      Let’s just say Ian did exactly what the writers of the new testament did….revised it.

      You fool.

      • Charles

        “”That’s okay, Charles. There are plenty of verses in the (revised) work of your magic sky being that condemns your behavior.””

        Hmm.. Yet, here you are on a Christian site commenting on a “Sky Being” (You really need new material), and there was Ian tearing pages out of a book he had no belief in…..

        “”You fool.””

        (Psa 14:1) The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          Exactly. They don’t realize that every time they post on a Christian site they’re confirming the one thing they deny.

          • PlanetoftheAtheists

            Wrong. We are confirming that there are too many gullible, superstitious and self righteous people in the world.

          • Ira Pistos

            You preach the veracity of the very word you rage against.
            Utterly against your will you glorify God.

          • Johndoe

            While I don’t agree with tearing pages out of books, posting on public forums is freedom of speech….not an indication of belief in myths.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            The fact that you exercise your freedom of speech to come here on a CHRISTIAN SITE is confirming the Word of God is true and that God exists.

            If God didn’t exist you wouldn’t bother and God has already said you would do your father, Satan’s, bidding.

          • Johndoe

            satan doesn’t exist anymore than you god does. No proof. No evidence

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Your blindness and conscious, willful choice to remain the the dark and Denial does NOT negate the proof and evidence.

            What it does show however is that you have no other reason for being on here than to harass Christians. Which is more proof that God’s Word is true.

          • http://www.dontneednostinkinwebsite.com/ Midlandr

            The evidence of God is revealed by your eyes, ears, hearing, taste and touch. Your spiritual ignorance will be your doom.

          • Johndoe


        • Andrew Buss

          You should pray that God gives you a brain.

          Just because Ian tore pages out of a book doesn’t mean he believe it. It’s the same thing as someone in the real world saying, “Oh my god.”

          Quoting your silly rewritten book that supports the Earth being flat, rape, murder, and beastiality on a ship that logically and mathematically can’t exist has absolutely no influence on me whatsoever because it’s fucking fictional. Put it near Harry Potter and Pokemon, which are way better stories to not only the American people but the entire world, and actually read what the fuck I said.

          YOU believe in a book.
          IAN doesn’t.
          YOU abide by the book except when YOU don’t want to.
          IAN abides by HIS morality, which ironically turns out to be more Christian than ALL of you hypocritical fuckers.
          YOU fear punishment for yourself.
          YOU want others to share YOUR fear.

          WE don’t because WE don’t believe in YOUR fairytales.

          WE are the majority. Sit the fuck down, do whatever religious shit you wanna do in your head and stop imposing your god on the rest of the people and the various 299 gods they believe in. How lucky you are to have landed in the 1 real of 300 religions and how lucky you are to not have been called out as a demon by your fellow zealots for the judgment god has restricted YOU from participating in.

          This world must be full of demons like me since nearly ALL of us have eaten shrimp and pork, have shaved our beards, overindulge in eating, value money over the poor, marginalized, and helpless, work on Sundays, mix our clothing fabrics, and have our vegetables organized in the garden of Hell.

          God needs to just obliterate all of us demonic sinners already and start over with more obnoxious rules no one else will follow.

          Fucking idiots.

      • Pererin

        Then why do you believe in the secular myths on Biblical reliability? The only people revising the Bible are religious atheists who will believe and twist anything so they don’t have to face the truth.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          What are you talking about? Secular myths on Biblical reliability? It’s hardly “secular” when God has said it Himself.

          What is this “truth” you speak of?

          • Pererin

            I am talking about the the lies that secular society are spreading about the authenticity of God’s word. Secular society is inundated with any crackpot who has some theory on changes, errors etc, made in the Bible. All sorts, from atheist to zoroastrian eat it all up without checking the facts, continuing to mischievously spread these lies which, sadly, cause some people insterested in Christ to doubt or stumble. I regard the Bible to be God’s infallible word I am speaking of this truth that God is our one and only saviour.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Ok, I think I get you now. So it was rhetorical question and you do believe God when He said the Bible is His infallible, inerrant Word.

            Of course secular society will attack the Word of God. They have to. Otherwise it stands against all they believe. To try and lend credence to their own godhead they attempt to undermine Scripture.

            I guess I’d ask you now, however, what you mean by “which, sadly, cause some people insterested in Christ to doubt or stumble.”? I hope you don’t think that people are interested in Christ on their own or seeking God on their own. For that would be against God’s Word.

          • Pererin

            I believe that our salvation is entirely powered by God. If it were left to us, we would turn against God at every opportunity. I didn’t mean Christians being ‘unsaved’ either as I don’t believe that this is possible.
            I was simply saying that many Christians can be harmed and caused to stumble by these people, who spread lies about the authority of the Bible. I was asking Andrew why he believes the Bible to be full of myths, believing Christians to be foolish, when all that he believes about the Bible are lies and myth.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Of course Salvation is entirely “powered” by God but if you are saying that Man plays no part it in, you’d be mistaken. The Father draws, the Holy Spirit convicts, Man must respond, and then God saves.

            Your last sentence about Andrew is a bit confusing but I think I got it.

          • Johndoe

            There’s absolutely zero proof of any supernatural beings having contributed to a 2000+ year old text

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Wrong. Just because you wanna bury your head in the sand, put your hands over your ears and close your eyes, doesn’t mean the proof/evidence isn’t there. It is. And you know it.

            And more and more secular scientists are claiming that to be true too. 🙂

          • Johndoe

            Show me the proof

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Why? For what reason? So I can spit in the wind? Waste more time? Showing you proof, by your own admission, would be like shining the light in someone’s eyes so they can just come back and say, “I didn’t see anything. See, still no proof.”

            The fact is you know the Truth and you willfully choose to reject it because you’d rather cling to your Sin and than to the Savior.

            The real irony is that God is using your hatred for Him to fulfill His purposes and you’ll get to continue to do so just as long as He allows you to. But the day is coming where you will meet Eternity and Him and then you’ll have ALL Eternity to remember your foolishness while you suffer the consequences of your rebellion.

          • Pererin

            On the contrary, there is plenty on evidence. The Bible is filled with fulfilled prophecy. Contrary to popular secular belief, it has no contradictions. The Bible reads as one book even though it was written by at least 40 different authors of different nationality and profession, over 1600 years in 13 different countries and 3 separate continents, in 3 different languages. Even though the Bible and it’s readers have been persecuted severely at many times over it’s history it still survives today to be the most read, purchased and stolen book ever.
            Though, I must admit, this evidence is not the reason I believe. My relationship with God is the reason. If it was down to evidence, I would be very much like you and would not believe. My faith is down to God, not some personal working out of any evidence. At the end of the day, we only believe the evidence that was want to accept, which is why you will probably dismiss any evidence I give you totally out of hand.

      • Jason Todd

        Flagged and blocked.

        • Andrew Buss

          God strictly forbids revenge, Jason. Again, Jason’s Christianity just oozes hypocrisy.

        • Johndoe


    • PlanetoftheAtheists

      Not really. But who cares? That awful, false and barbaric book has no truth or relevance to real life. It’s used as a weapon for people like you, full of ignorance an for intolerance, to bash others over the heads with. The world is waking up to this con job, not fast enough, but the end is near. The god of Abraham will soon be taking its place in the grave yard of dead deities, alongside A Zeus, Thor, and so many more others

      • Charles

        I’ll make sure to file this comment in my “Dark Matter” files..

  • Amos Moses

    guess the mirror of scripture really has pointed out his debase desire so much that he must suppress the truth in unrighteousness by ripping it out …… funny ……. just goes to show that scripture does not return void …….. and tearing it out will not alter the truth ……….

  • Marcus Lewis

    Always embrace the TRUTH.

    Here it is whether you tear it out of every Holy Bible you find.
    Almighty God and His Holy Word is forever. Whether you believe it or not.

    “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”

    ‭‭Leviticus‬ ‭18:22‬ ‭KJV‬‬


    • PlanetoftheAtheists

      And don’t forget to bash in the heads of those working on Sunday, or burn people alive for believing different gods. And have fun in Hell for wearing mixed fabric or earring shellfish. And you better hope your daughters hymen breaks on her wedding night, lest her husband assume (falsely) that she isn’t a virgin and stone her to death.
      Put that horrible book in the recycling bin where it belongs and start finding out the real truth about your life, you sad, misguided fool.

      • Gary Whiteman

        Flagged. You need to move on.

  • Trilemma

    He forgot Leviticus 20:13.

    • PlanetoftheAtheists

      Why do you think that book has any wisdom?

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Unbelieving Americans hate the Holy Bible. What do criminals do to continue the evil? Erasing off the truth and the conscience. Homosexuality is sin and it causes incest and pedophilia and all kinds of other destructive immorality, and the Westerners should be made stop promoting homosexuality.
    May God deal with Western Sodom.

    • PlanetoftheAtheists

      Google the words “pastor arrested” and tell me all you know about pedophilia and morality.

    • Johndoe

      I have no hatred for your bible. No reason to hate a book of fiction.

      • Nidalap

        It’s properly capitalized you know, yet you chose to type it in the lower case.
        No reason to avoid the proper usage of the word…unless, of course…

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes, you do. Non-christian Westerners hate the Holy Bible and the Bible-preaching Christians because Christianity alone stands in your way. You will have to ban the Holy Bible again to accomplish your creating of tyrannical destopia. The Holy Bible alone keeps people literate and free, both then and now.

        • Johndoe

          I have no hate for the bible nor do I wish to ban it. Your bible contributes to no ones literacy or freedom.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The Holy Bible made slaves free everywhere. You have no idea because you’ve been a Democrat. The Democrats don’t know any history or facts.

          • Johndoe

            Not a democrat o unwise one. Why do you think that you’re the only one who knows history?? Too funny….you prove your ignorance with every post

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            The Democrats supported slavery. They are also KKKs. Abortion must get abolished this century. Unborn children are fully human and not sub-humans. And children have rights to innocence and morality.

          • Johndoe

            Your holy book supported slavery.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            No, the Holy Bible commands everyone to be free. American pervs try to enslave mankind with homosexuality instead of racism this century. You must read the Holy Bible to beat the American slave owners, both then and now.

          • Balerion

            The Democrats were the conservative party back then.

            After the northern democrats came out in favor of the civil rights movement and abolishing segregation, the southern democrats defected and then hijacked the Republican party. (Though there were a few holdouts – Zell Miller remained a lifelong Democrat even though he consistently voted with Republicans nearly every single time. Robert Byrd also remained a democrat though later in life he disowned his previous Klan affiliations)

  • PlanetoftheAtheists

    There is nothing “sinful” or unnatural about homosexuality. Being religious and taking advice from an ancient book written by people who didn’t know where the sun went at night, by a god who didn’t foresee the harnessing of electricity, now that’s weird. And utterly incompatible with moral living.

  • PlanetoftheAtheists

    The Bible commands you to bash the heads of young women who’ve married but were not virgins. I doubt many of you are abiding by that holy directive from your almighty dictator. And how do you determine their virginity? By whether or not they bled (broke their hymens) on their sheets. So, your god is ignorant about the female anatomy…nice. And how many young girls died or were shunned because of this utter barabarity and ignorance?
    What more proof do you need that this horrible book was not written by, or inspired by a divine intellect?

    • Gary Whiteman

      No one taking the bait yet?


  • Ira Pistos

    They can try to hide but they are seen.
    They can try to run but they are bound.
    They can rage but they are mute.

  • Robert

    He needs to study what the bible and the lutheran confessions say about concupisense if he thinks just the act of homosexuality is what is sin full.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Now Disney works are another king’s filthy meat in Daniel 1. Christians got to deare to be a Daniel. “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.” (Daneil chapter 12)

  • michael louwe

    Isn’t it against the Law for Ian Mckellan to destroy other’s private property by ripping off pages from hotels’ Bibles.? …….
    = the LGBTQs are mostly lawless people, esp when they think they can get away with it.

    • Balerion

      The bibles in question were left behind by members of Gideons International, so the hotels probably aren’t even aware of the existence of any particular copy. Nor do they likely care for that matter.

      Not to mention that if you’re staying in a hotel and you find a Gideons bible that’s had that part of Leviticus ripped out of it, it means that Sir Ian McKellen had once stayed in that room.

  • http://www.gmail.com/ David van Heerden

    I can’t believe this guy is a professional. Surely he should rip out Genesis 19, Judges 20, Isaiah 3 and 13, Jeremiah 23, 49 and 50, Lamentations 4, Amos 4, Zephaniah 2, Matthew 11, Mark 6, Luke 10, Luke 17, Romans 1, 2 Peter 2, and the book of Jude? How can this guy be in sustained employment if he cannot even do a proper job on something he feels so passionate about!

  • JanieLou

    Well he’s right about one thing, AIDS is a curse.

    • Balerion

      AIDS is the problem that it is thanks to sanctimonious evangelicals who felt that having it ravage the gay community was a punishment from God rather than the health crisis that it actually was. (And to think that they believed that it only affected “sinners”)

  • dpward1974

    Now. I completely understand why I can not seem to suffer myself to actually watch those horrible movies. I guess that BatB will be the same way

  • Peter Leh

    Lets face it. Even today’s Christian ignores Leviticus,

  • Peter Leh

    BTW saw the film… very well done.

  • Anthony Brancato

    But it’s OK to rip Matthew 25:31-46 out of the Bible, as you right-wing fundies have been doing for the past 35 years.

    Hypocrites. You’re bought and paid for by the Koch brothers and their rancid ilk, to whom you have offered up your “Prosperity Gospel” so they can justify their greed and selfishness.