Nice one, Sir Ian!
Ian McKellan just became one of my favorite people in the world.
Sir Ian has a lot of experience with fiction. Firstly, he’s an actor. Secondly, he has played two of the best know characters in fiction – Gandalf the Grey and Magneto. So when a journalist asked him for his take on the Christian reactionary division demanding the makers of the Da Vinci code slap a ‘Fiction’ disclaimer in front of their movie, Sir Ian understandably gave the best response yet:
Well, I’ve often thought the Bible should have a disclaimer in the front saying this is fiction.
Hoorah. That’s the spirit. Put a disclaimer in front of your work of fiction only when they put one in front of theirs.
Sir Ian is not known to pull punches when it comes to the Bible. I think he has one of the best methods of dealing with a church that openly condemns his homosexuality – in every hotel he stays at, he rips Leviticus (the chapter supporting the condemnation of gays) out of the Gideon Bible.
You go, girl.
(story via Mr. Angry)