Sometimes, a sinking ship isn't just a sinking ship.
Consider the above Freudian analysis conducted by hard-right Christian outfit Truth in Action Ministries, in which the Titanic is the United States, the iceberg represents the nefarious homosex'shul agenda, and Leonardo DiCaprio symbolizes the death of American values, maybe, and the oft-repeated phrase "going down" has nothing to do with anything at all, ye perverts.
Via Right Wing Watch:
The Truth That Transforms film features well-known anti-gay activists such as Jennifer Kennedy Cassidy and Jerry Newcombe of Truth in Action Ministries, Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, right-wing historian Bill Federer, radio talk show host and author Michael Brown, and pastors Harry Jackson, Robert Jeffress and Erwin Lutzer.
Staver warned that the “homosexual agenda is the moral iceberg that we need to steer clear of” and maintained that it is “the biggest threat I believe in our lifetime to religious freedom and the fundamental values we share here in America.” While Jackson said the “homosexual agenda” is “one of those icebergs that if we don’t navigate around them correctly, will take us under,” Brown claimed “we’ve already hit the iceberg and the ship is already going down” and Land insisted that “we’re taking on water, the only question is whether or not we’re going to be able to survive and the ship won’t sink.” Staver predicted that opposition to gay rights is bound to be “criminalized and targeted for assault” and Federer even asserted that “there are just a couple steps before the military could be used in a persecution of those that are viewed as enemies of the new state belief system.”
For our purposes, this video provides a succinct understanding of the psychology motivating certain conservative Tennessee legislators — you know, the ones preoccupied with degrading science classrooms with baseless superstitions, disenfranchising voters, promoting abstinence as a viable means of birth control, and ensuring that only white-bred 'Mericans can teach in charter schools.
Chances are they've yet to find a societal analog to Kate Winslet's 3-D breasts, but when that time comes, the Rapture may already be underway.