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Referendum 71 Foes Put Fear of God in Washington Voters in New Ad

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Here's the first big ad from Protect Marriage Washington warning voters that if they do not reject Referendum 71,  they will "put asunder" God's work, and violate's God's mandate.

Watch it, as well as a response ad from Sean Chapin, AFTER THE JUMP...

Sean Chapin's response:

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  1. Why is that man in a dress?

    Posted by: fred | Oct 8, 2009 8:08:05 AM


  2. The announcer in the Protect marriage ad is a mo. Every s sounds like steam escaping a tea kettle.

    Posted by: ggreen | Oct 8, 2009 8:11:23 AM


  3. Um, hello? Separation of Church and State?

    Posted by: ichabod | Oct 8, 2009 8:16:09 AM


  4. Whoops, should've watched Sean Chapin's response before I posted. Looks like we're on the same page (as would be most fair-minded voters, I would think. Can't imagine "Vote this way because God said to" will hold much sway over anyone with half a brain in their head).

    Posted by: ichabod | Oct 8, 2009 8:20:23 AM


  5. "Can't imagine "Vote this way because God said to" will hold much sway over anyone with half a brain in their head)."


    Therein lies the problem. A lot of voters DON'T have half a brain in their head. They vote based on who has the (R) or (D) behind their name or what the (R)'s or (D)'s tell them to.

    In the 2000 election, the woman in front of me in line to vote was asking me who the republican candidates were and who were the democrats. I told her if she hadn't taken the time to learn at least that much then she didn't have any business voting.

    Posted by: Jay | Oct 8, 2009 8:34:40 AM


  6. Isn't that a screen shot from "Logan's Run" what they used?

    Posted by: Cristián | Oct 8, 2009 8:49:38 AM


  7. As commented on Pam's House Blend's website, the screen shot that Towleroad included at the beginning of its post is something far bigger:

    "The intro pic of Adam and Eve is a painting by Lowell Bruce Bennett, and the painting happens to be the intellectual property of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. See the copyright notice...on their official website (especially note if you click the picture to enlarge, you get a separate copyright attached to the image itself). It so happens that the LDS/Mormon church is vociferous about protecting its intellectual property, so if this ad doesn't get promptly pulled, you can count on it having been used by LDS church permission!

    This is why my response video has a different picture than the one used by the Protect Marriage WA TV ad.

    Posted by: Sean Chapin | Oct 8, 2009 9:12:14 AM


  8. No, not Logan's Run. It's the end of The Time Machine right before the Morlocks attack.

    Posted by: crispy | Oct 8, 2009 9:17:13 AM


  9. PS

    you know, baptists amd catholics have at least made a stab at making their adam and eves more worldly with tanner ...at least olive skin and curly hair (+adam with a beard) .................those 2 are deffinetly an amerocentric white bread mromon adam and eve with primitive version of their magic underware

    Posted by: jimmyboyo | Oct 8, 2009 9:21:57 AM


  10. Who knew Eve and Farrah Fawcett had the same hairdresser?

    Posted by: sam | Oct 8, 2009 9:23:20 AM


  11. "Who knew Eve and Farrah Fawcett had the same hairdresser?"

    I thought everyone did, I mean at least now they do.

    Posted by: John M | Oct 8, 2009 9:48:31 AM


  12. Okay this add is DEFINITELY sponsored in some way by the Mormons. That photo is from a film they show about The Garden of Eden in their temples. Unbelievable.

    Posted by: Woodstockdad | Oct 8, 2009 10:05:28 AM


  13. Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I love tossing leaves for Jesus! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

    Posted by: JesusWasABottom | Oct 8, 2009 10:28:35 AM


  14. Sean's commentary is right on target here. It's amazing how many American's never really grasped the concept of Separation of Church and State.

    Also, did anyone notice the most ethnic thing in the ad is the narrator's voice? Not a black, Latino, Asian, etc. person in sight.

    Posted by: Mike E. Perez | Oct 8, 2009 10:33:13 AM


  15. Isn't the Washington referendum to repeal domestic partnership, not even marriage? Yet the talks about stopping "Same Sex Marriage"

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 8, 2009 10:47:59 AM


  16. Wow, Farrah and Ryan look GREAT in matching bathrobes!

    Posted by: ALSNYC | Oct 8, 2009 10:56:39 AM


  17. Clever fellow-readers are pretty much already on the case, but I do find it odd that God wants us all to sport fierce blowouts while wearing what appear to be matching cap-sleeved homemade low-rent Halston knockoffs.

    Who knew the Creator of All Things had a fashion sense of humour?

    Posted by: Muscato | Oct 8, 2009 11:20:29 AM


  18. Adam and Eve obviously were in desperate need of a gay man to do their hair. Oh, and to design something decent for them to wear.

    Posted by: Barry- Key West | Oct 8, 2009 11:31:38 AM


  19. @Mike E Perez - I thought the exact same thing.

    Posted by: guttersnipe.76 | Oct 8, 2009 12:22:06 PM


  20. How ironic that the obliviots don't appreciate the protection that separation of church and state provides them.

    Maybe we *should* get government involved in religion. Religions that promote discrimination against other American citizens should lose their tax-exempt status.

    Posted by: Cheryl | Oct 8, 2009 12:28:59 PM


  21. "why is that man in a dress"?

    more why are they wearing any clothes at all. in the christianist myth, "adam & eve" were not ashamed of their bodies and did not cover them until after they "ate the apple".

    this is akin to the popes whacking off all the penis' on the wonderful marble statues throughout history.

    no, that was worse...

    Posted by: mike/ | Oct 8, 2009 12:57:36 PM


  22. The anti-ad is hilarious. From the voice over that sounds like it's from a Vin Diesel action film promo, to the fact that when they cite "God" they use a picture of Jesus. Uhm...do these numbnuts realize that Jews -- who do read the OLD Testament where the Adam and Eve story is found, DON'T believe in Jesus Christ as God? And for us Christian who actually have some knoweldge of the Bible (which obviously these ad men do not) Jesus never said these words? Dumb asses.

    And yes, if you want to believe that God made an Adam and an Eve, well, he also made Steve and Bill and Susan and Martha and everyone else. God got it right, he made straight men and women who procreate and make babies. But he also made gay men and woman. It's not an either/or. To deny that God can make more than one type of man or woman when it comes to man's sexuality or sexual attraction is to deny God's powers and abilities as grander than most men's minds.
    And of course, fundamentally, if you're an American (which I guess the makers of this ad do not believe the people of Washington State are...they seem to believe they live in the United States of Crazy Christian Rightwingdom,)you should stand behind your country and denounce a religious bias when making law. Maybe by throwing leaves in the air with your gay best friend and his two kids.

    Posted by: Bart | Oct 8, 2009 1:46:04 PM



  23. Oh the shame of it.... Listen closely to the narrator.... he definitely has a "gay" voice and I would be willing to bet he is a cancerous closet-case.....

    Posted by: wenedsday | Oct 8, 2009 1:49:04 PM


  24. The leaf tossing is priceless. It looks like so much fun, and it's the perfect time of year for it. Thanks Protect Marriage folks, I needed that.

    Posted by: Jon B | Oct 8, 2009 2:26:41 PM


  25. What they also fail to realize is the "let no man put asunder" is spouted off at religious weddings...you know...the same weddings that only last 50% of the time and end in the big D (divorce) where the state declares the union dissolved and the church annuls. But I guess they just look past that because it benefits them. Ug...the hypocrisy. Thank goodness I'm a non-believing heathen.

    Posted by: Alex H | Oct 8, 2009 4:53:40 PM


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