Gandalf is not a fan of the Bible

In an interview with Details Magazine, Ian McKellen reveals that he is not a fan of the Bible.

Details: Is it true that when you stay at hotels you tear out the Bible page that condemns homosexuality?

Ian McKellen: I do, absolutely. I’m not proudly defacing the book, but it’s a choice between removing that page and throwing away the whole Bible. And I’m not really the first: I got delivered a package of 40 of those pages—Leviticus 18:22—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.

Details: So did you?

Ian McKellen: It is in the bathroom, yes, but it’s too much of a curiosity to actually put to use.

Sir Ian did not comment on whether he makes a habit of ripping chapter four out of copies of The Fellowship of the Ring.  The title of the chapter is “A Short Cut to Mushrooms,” and in it, Sam makes a homophobic statement about elves:

They seem a bit above my likes and dislikes, so to speak,” answered Sam slowly. “It don’t seem to matter what I think about them. They are quite different from what I expected — so old and young, and so gay and sad, as it were.”

Clearly Sam is acting out because of his hidden love of Frodo.

Brother Richard

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