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Here’s The Deal with Larry Tomczak: Oscar-Bait Movie’s Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!

November 16, 2018
Oscar-Bait Movie's Message: Gay Is OK and Change Is Not!
Actor Nicole Kidman arrives for the premiere of the movie
Actor Nicole Kidman arrives for the premiere of the movie "Boy Erased" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Sept.11, 2018. (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Living in the Nashville area, I've had three divine appointments with Nicole Kidman who is an Academy Award winning actress, married to music superstar Keith Urban. I've given her one of my books and my personal testimony tract. Although she was once wed to Scientologist Tom Cruise, she's now Catholic, so I hope she relates to my similar upbringing.

When she lends her star power to a film you can be sure it'll draw lots of attention as well as big audiences. Her current movie is one where the "buzz" is already out for an Academy Award nomination. Her co-star is another Academy Award winner Russell Crowe.

Giant posters declare of the just released, first run film, "Stunning achievement... One of the year's best pictures ... Magnificent ... Story demands to be told ... Breathtaking ... Four stars!"

Boy Erased is a heartbreaking story based on a teenager's supposedly real experience with same-sex attraction; his rape by a gay college freshman; the traumatic interaction with his supportive mom and dad who is a Baptist pastor; his experience in a "Christian" rehab center; and his eventual realization that "I'm gay ... I'm not changing ... You're going to have to be the one to change!" Hence the byline on the movie's poster, "The Truth Cannot be Converted."