Andrew Parrish, spokesman for the anti-gay group Minnesota for Marriage posted this video of a gay activist glittering a crowd protesting General Mills over the company's support for marriage equality. The video's description — and the related headline from the equally homophobic National Organization for Marriage — presents the group as victims, particularly the seniors and children.
"Minnesota for Marriage peacfully [sic] demonstrating outside General Mills then these kids showed up. Some of the kids were as young as three and some of the seniors as old as 85 plays victim," it reads, conveniently ignoring the fact that the activist is himself a kid: I'd estimate 16 or so.
Watch the video AFTER THE JUMP.
The BBC today unveiled its minute-long opening sequence for the London Olympic games. It's something of mix between a Pixar adventure flick on the highlands and an energy drink commercial.
Check it out AFTER THE JUMP.
The AFP reports that French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told Parliament today same-sex couples will be able to both tie the knot and adopt children next year.
"In the first half of 2013, the right to marriage and adoption will be open to all couples, without discrimination," he said. "Our society is evolving, lifestyles and mentalities are changing. The government will respond to that."
Ayrault's proclamation comes less than a week after junior Families Minister Dominique Bertinotti vowed, "Within a year, people of the same sex will be able to marry and adopt children together."
Continuing his tradition of standing up for LGBT citizens, Republican State Senator Steve Litzow joined pro-equality group Washington United For Marriage to fight a referendum that could potentially reverse a legislature-approved law granting marriage rights to same-sex couples.
"I was one of the first Republicans to sponsor marriage equality because I believe it's the right thing to do," Litzow explains in the video, one in a series called "Why Marriage Matters," which also enlisted Methodist Minister Melvin Woodworth.
Litzow continues, "I believe every adult should have the right to choose the person they love and who they marry."
Watch the rest of Litzow's remarks AFTER THE JUMP.
Said guest, a man named Gary Demar, author of the book God & Government, about injecting Christian values into politics, claims that gay people don't use the word "homosexual" because it reminds too many people about the presumably disgusting things LGBT people do in private.
In every discussion of homosexual marriage or homosexuality they use the word 'gay,' and there's a reason for that. Because they are covering up what the real issue is. In many discussions today, people are trying to equate homosexuality with racial issues. Race, skin color is benign, there's no behavior attached to a person's race. They look a particular way because of skin pigmentation. That's it. But homosexuality is about some sort of sexual, not just sexual thoughts but sexual actions. So you never hear anybody say, 'Wait a minute. What is a person that claims to be gay? What are they actually doing that people object to?' And no one ever asks the question because I think they are afraid of what the answer's going to be.
Jackson then wonders, "What's the answer?"
"I can't tell anybody on this program because I would have to describe what homosexuals do," he replied.
Watch the entire discussion AFTER THE JUMP.
Hoping to bolster support for new EPA regulations that could double cars' gas mileage and to highlight GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's opposition to an expansive EPA, the Save Our Environment Action Fund is currently running an ad that starring a dog bearing a striking resemblance to Seamus Romney, the family dog Mitt Romney famously strapped to the top of a car during a family road trip.
In the 30-second spot, the dog listens warily as radio journalist report on new fuel efficiency regulations that will double mileage, meaning the poor pooch will have to ride on the top of the car for twice the time. Poor pooch.
Watch the clever ad, AFTER THE JUMP.