Cameron MacIntosh is the producer of such great musicals as CATS, Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express, Les Miz and
others. He is also openly gay and was living with his partner in a mansion in Scotland.
Until Saturday night, that is, when it burned down. The investigators think it was set by an anti-gay hate group who threatened to get Cam Mac for being openly gay, and
not to mention fantastically successful. The fire destroy many priceless works of theatre memobilia.
I’ve often wondered…
Are these guys threatened this much because of a moral agenda (arson is illegal and therefore immoral), or are they just closeted gay guys in denial?
I’m straight. I don’t understand the whole gay thing, but I don’t have any urges to beat the crap out of anyone based on… well anything really, but seeing gay people just doesn’t make me feel threatened enough about my own sexuality to feel like I need to use violence to blot out of my sight those latent sexual urges (my primary theory on gay-basher-motivation).
Don’t get outraged yet until there is proof. A blurb I heard on NPR yeterday claimed that “investigators were shifting their focus from earlier theories of arson to that of an accidental electrical fire”.
IF this was arson and IF it was an anti-gay hate crime…If this wasn’t a famous person…if it was just a normal, plain, everyday gay couple living in a plain, normal house with no “priceless works” of any kind…I know it wouldn’t make world news, but would people still be outraged?