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Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Anne Heche gets a point in my book

I'm not exactly an Anne Heche fan (and when I say "not exactly," I clearly mean that I don't like the woman at all), but this was good of her.

Basically, the story is that Nancy Heche (Anne's mom) has been on tour with Focus on the Family's 'ex-gay' movement. She's been saying that she prayed for her daughter to go straight, and she did, and that's why Anne and Ellen broke up.

Here comes the cool part. Anne is pissed.

"Ellen and I had a three and a half year relationship that ended sadly, not because we were both women, but because we both wanted different things for our lives," Heche says in a posting on her official website.

"This Nonsense about my mother praying for me is really making me angry. My mother never approved of my relationship with Ellen. Her hatred for our relationship is one of the many things that ultimately led to my breaking off all communication with her. (My mother, that is, not Ellen.)"

The actress also attacks the so-called 'ex-gay' movement.

"The "Ex-gay" events that are going on right now make me sick," she writes on her site.

"The fact that my mother is using my name to promote this movement makes me even sicker. I could not disagree more adamantly with what she and her group of unloving, unaccepting, Bible preaching hate mongers are doing. I do not believe that homosexuality is something that should be brainwashed out of someone. I do not believe that homosexuality should be anything but celebrated if that is the thing that makes an individual feel good about their life. I believe, as I have always said, that people should love who they want to love." [link]


Whether or not you like the lady, you gotta admit that's pretty cool of her to say. Well done, Anne.

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