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Rich: 'Gathering Storm' a 'Historic Turning Point' in Anti-Gay Movement


Frank Rich destroys NOM's 'Gathering Storm' ad in a NYT column published over the weekend. Stephen Colbert joked the ad was like watching The 700 Club and The Weather Channel at the same time. Rich further anoints it as an "Internet camp classic," calling it a cross between "that creepy 1960s horror classic The Village of the Damned [and] the Broadway staple A Chorus Line.

If you're one of the few who hasn't seen it, here's my original post.

Writes Rich: "What gives the ad its symbolic significance is not just that it’s idiotic but that its release was the only loud protest anywhere in America to the news that same-sex marriage had been legalized in Iowa and Vermont. If it advances any message, it’s mainly that homophobic activism is ever more depopulated and isolated as well as brain-dead."

Check out the latest parody to cross our virtual threshold, AFTER THE JUMP...

The Bigots' Last Hurrah [nyt]

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  1. Anyone want to wager on when there'll be marriage equality nationally? I give it 15 years or less. Even the South will be coming around by then.

    Posted by: satori | Apr 19, 2009 11:35:12 PM

  2. hahahaha!!!! GREAT!!!!

    Posted by: MDC | Apr 20, 2009 6:38:09 AM

  3. Thanks ANDY, nice way to start the day with a good laugh with my cup of tea. I still think Colbert's is the best yet.

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Apr 20, 2009 7:37:14 AM

  4. Ok...calm...calm...That was HILARIOUS!!!! I'm am crying, I'm laughing so hard right now....phew, good one gals/guys! (I disagree with the above comment - this one was kinda a whole lot more funny than Colbert's, which was good, but below his usual standard...)

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Apr 20, 2009 1:31:21 PM

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