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Anti-Gay UK Marriage Ad Pushes Procreation Myth, Gay Parenting Lies: VIDEO


Coalition for Marriage, which is basically the UK's version of NOM, just released this soothingly-narrated ad pushing for the protection of 'traditional marriage' which is full of lies about how marriage is intended for procreation and that children are better off in families with a mother and a father.

Watch hate peddled like it's honey, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. This video was originally released by the Australian Christian Lobby, but they appear to have used a woman with an English accent.

    Posted by: Jacob | Oct 23, 2012 11:39:22 AM

  2. Blah, blah, blah. Procreation is NOT the reason that marriage was created. Historically, marriage was an arrangement that dealt with property, money and lineage. That's it. The "marriage protectors" cry that The Gays are trying to "redefine" marriage, an institution that's "remained unchanged for 5000 years" when that's nothing but a big, fat lie.

    Posted by: Gigi | Oct 23, 2012 11:44:17 AM

  3. Such beautifully animated lies. They forgot to mention when they show the legal definition of marriage IT DOESN'T MENTION CHILDREN AT ALL! What a shocker. Because straight couples have NEVER been obligated to have children when they get married. So if straight couples don't have to procreate, why are gay couples suddenly obligated to procreate?

    Posted by: David in Houston | Oct 23, 2012 11:47:52 AM

  4. Marriage was never "created". It has been and always will be a remnant of the patriarchy. It was about dowries, and women as property, and acquisition of land and commodities, and about the progeneration of male privilege and dominance over women.

    This nonsense that marriage was "created" and is meant to be between "one man and one woman" is utter bullsh*t.

    Millions, sadly, still want to believe this. This heterosexist propaganda piece soothingly confirms such idiocy.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Oct 23, 2012 12:06:42 PM

  5. Hideous. Funny enough, you don't see this anywhere in the UK with ease. Great that I saw this on a US site and not anywhere here. Guess it gives credence to the argument of paying no mind to US groups like NOM. These people really are the odd ones out.

    Posted by: Tim | Oct 23, 2012 12:47:51 PM

  6. Perhaps, Tim. But gay marriage is stalled in the UK Parliament, and the opposition seems to be the side with all the zeal, organization, and political savvy right now. The progay side seems very lethargic and uninspired in the UK.

    Posted by: Javier | Oct 23, 2012 1:08:01 PM

  7. "Marriage is between a man and a woman"....except when it was also between a man and a few hundred women and concubines, or between a woman and her rapist.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Oct 23, 2012 1:08:08 PM

  8. I did not watch the video, but the two key points they make are valid:

    The principal purpose of marriage has always been to create a social unit for the practical purpose of procreating and providing a stable, secure environment for the raising of children.

    The whole idea of basing marriage on "romantic love" is entirely Western in its origins and even in the West is a very recent idea.

    Indeed, the reasons for the tax breaks and other benefits granted to married couples by the Federal government has to do with providing support to those who do the hard and expensive work of raising children, NOT to encourage coupling based on "romantic love."

    And there is very compelling evidence that children raised by their biological father and mother fare better as a group than do the children of single parents, divorced parents, step-parents, or adoptive parents. It is not an absolute by any means, but certainly the BEST circumstance for the raising of children is most often being in an intact family with both biological parents present.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 23, 2012 1:15:58 PM

  9. Will somebody PLEASE make an infographic supporting gay marriage!!

    Posted by: Andy | Oct 23, 2012 1:28:53 PM

  10. Here is a link to a scholarly article on the history of marriage in Western civilization, which points out that procreation was the principal "duty" in marriage and that romantic love was never the basis for such an arrangement.

    (For the few of you who care about the facts)

    Now, that established, heterosexuals have, in modern times, diluted that purpose considerably by adopting the custom of basing marriage on "romantic love"--largely to accommodate the desires of women rather than men--with predictably disastrous results......and by so doing, have undermined the legitimacy of the argument that there is anything "sacred" about male-female coupling......but that is the line of attack to take, not the one that some of you are taking.

    Posted by: Rick | Oct 23, 2012 1:32:35 PM

  11. Utter pap. Marriage is not about children. Men and women don't need to be married to have children. And they can be married and have no children. This IS about equality.

    Posted by: Tristram | Oct 23, 2012 1:44:53 PM

  12. Thankfully no one will see this in the UK - except perhaps some dreadful hate group members.

    Luckily politicians on both sides of the house of commons agree that marriage should be extended to gay men and women. It's not in parliament yet, but I think it will pass when it does get there, although I hate to think that members of parliament get to vote on the validity of my eleven year monogamous relationship when they can't achieve that themselves.

    Posted by: Henry | Oct 23, 2012 2:39:47 PM

  13. Gaybar-uk is a connection service for UK People. If you are 18 years of age or older you are welcome to join.

    Posted by: Dating Gay in UK | Dec 10, 2012 5:15:25 AM

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