I wanted this thread to be straight to the (magickal) point (since I’ve already discussed such issues in other threads) but since you’re asking…
There is no bloody sense in popular culture manipulating people so they “go gay” or something… It’s that sort of paranoid and ludicrous thinking that has Vladimir Putin, Michele Bachmann and many, many others go apeshit and launch campaigns of hate and disinformation the way Lively did.
Young people including minors were abducted, tortured and in some cases murdered or driven to suicide after Putin (sharing the fears you’ve mentioned) enacted a bill that prohibits any positive mention of LGBT issues in public or at schools, which keeps people in ignorance and allows bigotry to thrive on. Bullying often starts at elementary school, that’s why awareness must be raised early on.
It’s all about LOVE & EQUALITY, that’s it! Allowing all human beings to be TRUE to themselves, their own nature, and not be forced into the closet, unwanted marriages and a fake, unhappy life that leaves them miserable inside.
I watch soap operas and tons of hetero love scenes, some quite passionate, are always shown. Nobody sees that as “cramming a certain type of sexuality down people’s throat”. But one gay kiss (especially male) and it’s a SCANDAL and some even file lawsuits… That type of backwards retardation has no place in 2014. It’s my core views on the topic and I do not wish to offend anyone. Just answering your question.
By the way, being a magician, especially a black magician or a Satanist, is a lot about being who you are and not being restricted. All that ring-wing stuff (as well as Christianity and Islam) has a lot to do with controlling people’s sexuality and having them behave a certain way.