Gay Marriage | News

'Pro-Family' Fear-Mongering Zombies Release Gay Marriage Scare Ad

Nom

Is this the trailer for the Twilight sequel? The National Organization for Marriage's fear-mongering zombies have risen from their graves because same-sex marriage is taking over the country, apparently. This new ad, complete with storm clouds and lightning bolts, has gone national.

What a joke. These people obviously have no idea what love, or truth, is.

Watch them try to use the rainbow against us, AFTER THE JUMP...

(via joe.my.god)

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. This is no joke. This preys on people's misperceptions and ignorant fears. We cannot laugh and ignore this. Not unless we want to see what little progress we have made evaporate. The old people who stoke these fears aren't dead yet.

    Posted by: David | Apr 8, 2009 12:22:36 PM


  2. This theme -- that gay marriage impacts doctors, education, wedding photographers, etc. -- is the only thing that the opponents have going for them b/c it is the only way they can even begin to articulate any basis for objection. The problem is that all of these complaints have nothing to do with SSM. Marriage laws don't let you sue a doctor or control what is taught in school. All of these "problems" arise out of laws prohibiting discrimination in public accommodations or laws mandating family life education.

    Example: That wedding photographer in New Mexico who refused to take pics at a lesbian commitment ceremony wasn't sued b/c there was SSM. There isn't any SSM in New Mexico. She ran afoul of an entirely different law, one banning discrimination by businesses offering services to the public.

    It is not enough just to scoff at videos like the one above. Someone on our side needs to do an educational video explaining that these "objections" to SSM are merely ruses.

    HRC, use some the 350K that you pay your executive director and make a damn video!

    Posted by: Danny | Apr 8, 2009 12:23:53 PM


  3. This is close to Nazi level. I'm surprised we didn't see a gay pride parade interspersed with images of scurrying rats. I'm sure they'll get right on it.

    This shit is too fucking much. If any station in America dares to air this we should bombard them with calls - and these people should probably be sued for manifestly dishonest advertising.

    Posted by: FASTLAD | Apr 8, 2009 12:27:59 PM


  4. The real question is how many of those actors are gay - I'd say a few of them ...

    Posted by: Robb | Apr 8, 2009 12:29:42 PM


  5. In a time of financial crisis and record breaking unemployment numbers, all these people care about is stopping us from getting married. "We have to protect our traditional marriage" . From what?!? The boogey man?? All those money spent on making this ad can be used to help to who need them, like homeless shelters,soup kitchens, salvation army, etc. A bunch of liars and sore losers. Oh and btw, who gave them permission to use our "rainbow"! They'll be hearing from my lawyers!

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Apr 8, 2009 12:34:20 PM


  6. Anybody read the 'fine print' displayed as the ad runs?

    "The stories these actors are telling are based on real incidents."

    Jesus they couldn't even find real bigots for this.

    Posted by: Wes | Apr 8, 2009 12:36:47 PM


  7. I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for HRC to produce a video response. Jeremy of GOODASYOU has beaten them to the punch:
    http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2009/04/video-we-enlist-in-the-quiet-nom-war.html

    Posted by: JohnInManhattan | Apr 8, 2009 12:37:06 PM


  8. I have to echo the comments of SARGON BIGHORN : the terms 'gay marriage' and 'same sex marriage' make it sound as though the GLBT community is trying to carve out a special sort of marriage for ourselves. A marriage between two men or two women is not a 'same sex marriages' any more than a marriage between a man and a woman is an 'opposite sex marriage'. In both cases it is simply marriage. If we are going to win this fight, we must start using the term 'marriage equality' exclusively.

    Posted by: peterparker | Apr 8, 2009 12:38:30 PM


  9. As a non-affiliated minister (because I don't trust most so called christian denominations) its ads like these that make me want to yell at the top of my lungs "HYPOCRITES". This is nothing more than discrimination against gay couples. These so-called christians need to re-read rtheir Bible. In it God in Jesus form tells us to LOVE OUR NEIGHBORS AS I LOVE YOU. it also says " I did not come to JUDGE the world but to save it." There is only one jude we have to listen to and thats Jesus at our day of judgment. Homosexuality (if I can use this term i don't want to offend) is a lifestyle just like many years ago when interacial couples were considered to bring down the fabric of our country, the last time I checked were still standing.
    These so called christians will say God says homosexuality is a sin and yes it is in the Bible but only God can judge us on our sins and forgiveness of them. There is no one on earth that is above sinning that is why Jesus died so our sins are wiped out. They are by accepting JEsus as Savior, so if a gay man or woman accepts Jesus their sins are forgiven because in Gods eyes WE ARE ALL EQUAL.
    In my study of Bible origins there is strong evidence that books or sayings were ajusted or replaced by MEN who wrote them. So is it not possible the passage that describes homosexuality was changed at the discresion of the writer.
    Bottom line is Gays should have every right as straight couples and its up to the Fedral Goverment to do something because our own consitution says we are all created equal and if the goverment dosen't agree with that then their better off ripping the document up because they don't believe in what it says.
    We all have a right to exsist in harmony, gays,and hookers (just making a point) been around as long as there has been civilations. If God wanted to erraticate these proplr if they bothered him so much don't you think he would have done it by now?
    I believe God is using these people to test those who call themseleves his followers and by this ad and other disgraceful acts they are failing misribely.
    WE ARE ONE we all are human these people need to start treating everyone with a high degree of humanity.
    Remember this we all bleed red and we all are related because we all belong to the human race.
    PEACE

    Posted by: Rev Bob | Apr 8, 2009 12:42:25 PM


  10. Great point about calling it marriage equality or civil marriage only. Also I wish that lying doctor would tell me her name and where she practices so I could avoid her totally. Can you imagine having her work on you. Now that is a scary movie.

    Posted by: pete | Apr 8, 2009 12:47:22 PM


  11. It's Deb from Napoleon Dynamite at 0:42! The greasy hair and bad acting make her seem so sincere.

    I can't believe that this made it to television. I don't think I've ever seen a commercial like this here in Canada. I was hoping that someone would fart in the background to help break the tension.

    Posted by: Thomas | Apr 8, 2009 12:53:52 PM


  12. I couldn't really articulate what specifically bothered me about the way these "family" groups claim that children will be adversly affected by anything related to GLBT issues in the broader cultural discussion -- teaching, schools, family, TV, whatever. I finally figured it out after I saw the pale girl.

    They completely dismiss the intelligence and reasoning capabilities of everyone under the age of 18. As though they can't possibly think for themselves or analyze what they are being taught or what they witness. As though they won't be able to identify when they are being mistreated.

    Kids are actually very emotionally intelligent. That's why adults get so flustered when a kid says something that is considered too honest -- when they don't tell white lies about gifts, how someone looks, whether they like someone, when they make an observation and say it out loud. Once they see that society frowns upon honest emotional communication, it's only then that they learn to shut those instincts down and stop being honest with others, and also with themselves.

    I feel badly for all the kids who have to grow up in an atmosphere where emotional truth is denied to them.

    Posted by: K | Apr 8, 2009 12:54:55 PM


  13. Jesus. Okay I am so sick of hearing about this... I officially extend an invitation to every gay man and woman in the United States to Canada where you can get married from coast to coast to coast and have been able to do so for the past four years now.

    Posted by: David | Apr 8, 2009 1:14:11 PM


  14. Brilliant!

    This is really a brilliant ad. This type of tactic worked in California, and if it gets play nationwide will work across America.

    The thought that "gays" want to change the lives of average citizens by making them conform to thoughts they do not agree with is, of course, a lie, but the tactic works.

    In California pro 8 won in large part because average Californians were told that they would have to change the way they practiced their faith. Churches would have to marry gay couples; Parents worried that their children would be taught about homosexual sex in elementary school and the list goes on.

    The best way to fight this is to put them on the defensive. THEY are the one's who are limiting all of our freedoms. It is THEY who are dictating their religious beliefs on all of us, it is THEY who want to change school cirriculum etc.

    The best defense is a good offense. It's about time we realize this isn't just a battle for equality, it may very well be a battle for our liberty.

    Posted by: Dave | Apr 8, 2009 1:36:08 PM


  15. Brilliant!

    This is really a brilliant ad. This type of tactic worked in California, and if it gets play nationwide will work across America.

    The thought that "gays" want to change the lives of average citizens by making them conform to thoughts they do not agree with is, of course, a lie, but the tactic works.

    In California pro 8 won in large part because average Californians were told that they would have to change the way they practiced their faith. Churches would have to marry gay couples; Parents worried that their children would be taught about homosexual sex in elementary school and the list goes on.

    The best way to fight this is to put them on the defensive. THEY are the one's who are limiting all of our freedoms. It is THEY who are dictating their religious beliefs on all of us, it is THEY who want to change school cirriculum etc.

    The best defense is a good offense. It's about time we realize this isn't just a battle for equality, it may very well be a battle for our liberty.

    Posted by: Dave | Apr 8, 2009 1:36:52 PM


  16. I don't get it, really. Here in Canada we've had gay marriage for a couple of years now and society has not exploded. Straight marriages have not fallen apart, people are not demanding the right to marry dogs... or whatever it is the opponents down in the US are suggesting will occur.

    I suspect it's not *really* even about marriage. It's about officially "approving" of the gay lifestyle, and they keep spouting the marriage line as justification because "tradition" sounds a lot better than "I'm frightened by your lifestyle".

    Well, whatever. One day people will look back on this period and scratch their head that it was even an issue at all.

    Posted by: Dave | Apr 8, 2009 1:39:30 PM


  17. Well, said, Tom A., well said. I wonder if Jesse Jackson will have something to say about NOM's use of "Rainbow Coalition"?

    Posted by: mike | Apr 8, 2009 1:50:59 PM


  18. You may find this ridiculous or unbelievable, but you're not the target audience for the ad. This ad will ring true to many people who are unsure or frightened, no matter the truth of its content.

    Ad's like this one (claiming gay marriage will be taught in schools, churches will be persecuted, doctors fired, etc) ring true to folks who have a conspiracy mindset or who are in a fundamentalist Christian church which is based on fear... and there are many, many of both in this country - especially the red states. This ad plays on their fears and their emotions... it tells them their worst fear is true.

    You should be very worried. In California we failed miserably battling these types of ads... and I haven't yet seen anything to counter them.

    We are not going to win this fight if we continue to think we can do it "playing fair" and appealing to people's intellect.

    Posted by: jeffers | Apr 8, 2009 1:51:46 PM


  19. A certain crybaby segment of the Christian community strongly emphasizes the persecuted church, telling stories about how Christians have been imprisoned and tortured due to their beliefs since the days of the apostles. This ad is preaching to the choir, attempting to reinforce their fundie base because their own children side with marriage equality. The fact that the LGBT community has growing support in America, especially among generations Y and Z, is equated to their personal persecution because their rights are indeed being taken away: to publicly discriminate against us. Boo hoo. Let's start a new "National Christian Cry-Your-Heart-Out Day".

    Posted by: BG | Apr 8, 2009 2:01:36 PM


  20. These people need to eat shit and choke on it.

    Posted by: Greg Hoffman | Apr 8, 2009 2:40:26 PM


  21. 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: JJD | Apr 8, 2009 3:06:05 PM


  22. It should be "a rainbow coalition of people of every creed and color IS coming together". If they're going to spout bigotry and misinformation, they should at least make sure their words are correct grammatically.

    Posted by: Kevin | Apr 8, 2009 3:17:09 PM


  23. My favorite argument is that if gays marry then people will marry their dogs.

    First of all, if dog fuckers want to advance legislation to marry their pets then go right ahead. Gay marriage sets no precedent for any other kind of marriage.

    Second of all even if marrying your pets were allowed, the pet would have to be able to read and sign a marriage license. Not mention the animal would have to be of age in human years in order to marry. By that time the pet will be dead or close to it.

    Also with polygamy, One man or woman could not just marry willy nilly. Each member of the party would have to marry each other and hold an equal part in the marriage. So you have party A married to B and C, but party be must also be married to not only A, but also C as well. That's just not going to happen.

    Posted by: Aiden Raccoon | Apr 8, 2009 3:23:51 PM


  24. It may be intensely stupid, but that's where it is effective. It is not meant to persuade educated, rational folks. Rather it is meant to appeal to the stupidity of those who are not fortunate enough to think for themselves. This ad may enforce the current strength of the average bigot, but that is not it's goal. It really hopes to create a sense of panic in those people who don't know what to think due to years of confusing moral conditioning. "Love your neighbor as yourself? But what about gay people? Everyone is equal? But what about non-Americans?"

    What's the best way to turn people into unfeeling, hateful beings? Scare them into thinking there is a problem.

    Posted by: Mikey T | Apr 8, 2009 3:24:22 PM


  25. It's amazing to me how quickly this is all moving! We each need to do our part, whether contributing money to the lgbt organizations we feel are best suited to advancing the cause or contributing our time speaking to others, getting them to recognize it really is a human rights issue.

    Posted by: Ted | Apr 8, 2009 3:30:15 PM


  26. « | 1 2 3 »

Post a comment







Trending


« «Zac Efron's Pool Party« «