Conservative Schindlers List Producer Uninvited To Give Graduation Speech
Source: Daily Caller
Award-winning producer Gerald Molen claims his invitation to speak to a Montana high school graduating class was rescinded because he is an outspoken conservative, The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Molen won a best picture Oscar for “Schindler’s List,” which he co-produced with Steven Spielberg. A former U.S. Marine, Molen also produced the first two “Jurassic Park” films, “Twister,” “Minority Report” and “Rain Man.”
The principal of Ronan High School, Tom Stack, has apologized for rescinding Molen’s invitation, though it remains unclear precisely why he opted to prevent Molen from speaking to the graduating class or whether he would have allowed a liberal to speak. Molen reportedly took three weeks to prepare his speech and drove 90 minutes to the school.
Stack flatly told Molen the reason he would not be speaking was that Molen is “a right-wing conservative,” according to Molen.
“He said some callers didn’t want the kids exposed to that, despite not knowing what my message would be,” Molen told The Hollywood Reporter.
Molen recently produced and promoted a documentary called “Obama’s America 2016,” which is based on the bestselling book “The Root’s of Obama’s Rage” by conservative author Dinesh D’Souza. The film will appear in select theaters at the end of June.
But Molen, who acknowledges he has become a political figure, says he did not plan to speak about politics in front of the students.