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Craptastic Audition Tapes for Anti-Gay Marriage Ads Uncovered


The audition tapes for the National Organization for Marriage's anti-gay ad I posted this morning were uncovered by the Human Rights Campaign. They really do have to act like somehow same-sex marriage is going to hurt them, and most of them aren't very good at it.

Zombie Asked HRC's Brad Luna: “What’s next for the National Organization for Marriage? Will they hire legendary infomercial pitchman Ron Popeil to hawk their phony agenda? This ad is full of outrageous falsehoods—and they don’t even come out of the mouths of real people.”


Watch the finished ad HERE.

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  1. Wow--I see multiple SNL skits in the making based on these auditions. Priceless.

    Posted by: jmg | Apr 8, 2009 1:35:25 PM

  2. Can't gay people come together and create some sort of class action lawsuit against these guys for libel? Or maybe could we at least get them kicked off the air? There must be some 'truth in advertising' law out there we can use against them.

    Posted by: MT | Apr 8, 2009 1:45:32 PM

  3. bigotry is so sad sometimes, and not just for those who end up persecuted. These people have issues.

    Posted by: Ryan | Apr 8, 2009 1:51:12 PM

  4. *cracks up*

    Posted by: liz templin | Apr 8, 2009 1:51:48 PM

  5. What casting agency signed this contract? They must be identified and shamed.

    Posted by: Scott | Apr 8, 2009 1:52:21 PM

  6. HARK! I hear the cannons roar. Is that the King approaching?

    What garbage! Clearly they can't get real people for these ads or their careers would be ruined. These actors clearly don't have careers.

    Posted by: Trasker | Apr 8, 2009 1:54:33 PM

  7. These people are the ones who were cut from the casting call for the South Park "Queef" episode, which was held in the talent agency just down the hall....

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Apr 8, 2009 1:57:48 PM

  8. Nice to see HRC actually doing something. Although I can just imagine the crappy response they'll come up with.

    Posted by: Rich | Apr 8, 2009 2:07:44 PM

  9. OMG, the Queef episode cracked me up. Ever since we watched it the other night, my partner has been signing his e-mails with *queef*

    Posted by: Jeffrey | Apr 8, 2009 2:08:14 PM

  10. I like this posting on You Tube in response

    Posted by: Fred | Apr 8, 2009 2:15:05 PM

  11. So, the "Im a California Doctor" is a lie?

    Posted by: rax | Apr 8, 2009 2:23:36 PM

  12. I think HRC should buy time behind each of the ads and run the outtakes (although I'm sure there's some legal issues with that)

    Posted by: Devin | Apr 8, 2009 2:25:39 PM

  13. Wow. Half of these people can't even read the cue cards! What illiterate fundie megachuch did these losers crawl out from?

    Posted by: Von | Apr 8, 2009 2:30:14 PM

  14. Dude, are ALLLLL those guys totally gay? It's for moments like this that "ROTFLMAO" was coined.

    Posted by: coolbearinmd | Apr 8, 2009 2:38:21 PM

  15. The most sound piece of common sense throughout this whole debate about gay marriage comes from some straight kid named Dan Brown who's from Lincoln, Nebraska of all places. Check it out and become a fan.

    Posted by: Keith | Apr 8, 2009 2:40:53 PM

  16. Im sorry but I gotta' say it....What SELF-Repspecting person/actor would DO this kind of "JOB"..have they NO morals,ethics,Integrity? I don't care how much money someone offered me - I would never put my name or face to such Blatant Lies for this or a "product" I didn't honestly beleive in....just goes to show - Americans are Greedy,and will do ANYTHING for a Buck $$$ DISGUSTING!

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Apr 8, 2009 2:52:40 PM

  17. LOL at audition 4.

    Posted by: A | Apr 8, 2009 2:54:33 PM

  18. LOL at 8 and 9. Can't someone mix these up to make a new commercial? THESE ARE HYSTERICAL. These people can't read!

    Posted by: A | Apr 8, 2009 2:56:44 PM

  19. Narcissists and Conflict
    by Kathy Krajco

    One simple but easy-to-forget thing about narcissists is that, unlike normal people, they don't mind conflict. They enjoy it and come alive.

    Conflict makes normal people uncomfortable. We try to minimize it in our dealings with others. Oddly, we love it in fiction (Conflict is the gunpowder of fiction, and it's near relative - controversy - is the gunpowder of journalism. Maintaining constant conflict is the secret to storytelling success). But note that this is "safe" conflict. In real life we hate what we love to see characters go through in fiction.

    Narcissists have a whole different attitude toward conflict. They use it strategically to manipulate. They seek conflict. They become impossible people, flying into conflict with you over anything you think, say, do, feel, or wear. As if THEY have the right to determine what you say, think, do, feel, or wear.

    This isn't just arrogance. It's a game in which you're damned if you do and damned if you don't, because they are being deliberately impossible to please.

    When this is the motive, what happens when you try to defuse conflict, when you try to appease? The narcissist sees that as a sign of weakness, as sign of backing down. It just makes him/her bolder. This is no testing run at you anymore: now he/she is serious about running you over. He/She sees your "weakness" as REASON to come on stronger = to get madder and even more impossible. It's how he's/she’s controlling you.

    In other words, trying to smooth it over, trying to appease the narcissist just backfires, making him/her more aggressive, not less aggressive.

    So, don't do it.

    This is just one of many examples of how normal human behavior backfires in Wonderland, simply because of a narcissist's alien mentality.

    Posted by: JD | Apr 8, 2009 3:03:04 PM

  20. LINE!!!

    I'm sorry, what's my motivation again?

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 8, 2009 3:12:19 PM

  21. LOVE IT!

    In just a few years I would love to see these actors come together again and share their memories about this taping and it's consequence on their lives.

    Posted by: macsruff | Apr 8, 2009 3:15:10 PM

  22. Take 1
    I am a member of the Nazi party...

    Take 2

    Take 3
    The storm is coming. It was a moist night. No IT WAS A DAMP NIGHT! DAMNIT!

    Posted by: Marc | Apr 8, 2009 3:28:33 PM

  23. We should do a take-off on it, placed in the year 2009, but make it as if Iowa and Vermont just decided to outlaw slavery and have the "actors" be pro-slavery... The same arguements about the ending of a way of life would exist, and look just as stupid!

    Posted by: Keith | Apr 8, 2009 3:29:01 PM

  24. omg Audition 6 sounds like the mac voice from the 90s

    Posted by: Amaezm | Apr 8, 2009 3:36:16 PM

  25. Isn't #12 gay???

    Posted by: Chuck | Apr 8, 2009 4:09:13 PM

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