Monday, December 14, 2009

Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, pushes purity and celibacy campaigns for teens

"... in Meyer's world [the author of the Twilight books, Stephenie Meyer], vampires aren't creatures of the night. They not only emerge in the daylight, they sparkle in the sun. They don't suck human blood and they don't kill. And they certainly don't have sex... Seriously, Meyer's characters aren't vampires, they're eunuchs ... Meyer isn't just pushing celibacy, she's deliberately turning even vampires — the very symbols of danger and sexuality — into sexless beings for the teenage world." - Krishna Rau

Krishna Rau writes:

The new Twilight film, New Moon, is setting box-office records following its opening a few weeks ago. But my guess is that it's not only the studio celebrating, it's the Christian and Mormon right.

The Twilight books and films are superficially about vampires, werewolves and the supernatural. What they're really about is pushing a glamourized version of the purity and celibacy campaigns for teenagers that have obsessed the fevered minds of fundamentalists for so long.

It's no secret that the author of the Twilight books, Stephenie Meyer, is a Mormon who donates 10 percent of her earnings to the church, thus providing it with plenty of money to fund battles against same-sex marriage. The church's beliefs, especially its abhorrence of teen and pre-marital sex, permeate the books and the movies. READ MORE