Manhattan Declaration Promotes Vague, Forgettable Decal: PHOTO

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The anti-gay activists behind the Manhattan Declaration, a particularly nasty, rambling missive that skewers marriage equality, recently started peddling a new decal for supporters' car windows. To boost sales, they posted this picture on Facebook suggesting that their decal is as popular as and dwarfs HRC's long-running and ubiquitous icon.

It's a transparent and lazy marketing image, one on which Jeremy Hooper at Good As You has particularly sharp thoughts: "One is an easily recognizable, very popular equal sign. One looks like a
hastily peeled orange that someone gave up on. On this war of talking
out of your car's arse, I'm pretty okay with equality's odds."

But, seriously, are those scratchings supposed to be an "m"?

Comments

  1. Acronym Jim says

    Perhaps their graphic designer is gay like Maggie Gallagher’s hair dresser has been surmised to be. Both fighting the good fight from behind enemy lines.

  2. Steven H says

    They’re probably being deliberately vague. They know full well that the vast majority of Americans, regardless of their personal views vis-a-vis marriage equality, do not actively support their cause, and are generally turned off by public displays of hate. This provides the cowards a way to know who their fellow cylons are without coming out of the bigot-closet to the general public. After all, considering how much money they’ve spent trying to keep their identities secret in Washington and California, what makes us think they’ll want everyone to know who they are now?

  3. Steven H says

    They’re probably being deliberately vague. They know full well that the vast majority of Americans, regardless of their personal views vis-a-vis marriage equality, do not actively support their cause, and are generally turned off by public displays of hate. This provides the cowards a way to know who their fellow cylons are without coming out of the bigot-closet to the general public. After all, considering how much money they’ve spent trying to keep their identities secret in Washington and California, what makes us think they’ll want everyone to know who they are now?

  4. Matt says

    I find their logo quite apt. The three sharp diagonal lines symbolize animosity towards those who are different. They are arranged into the shape of a stairway that gets narrower as you go down it, symbolizing greater rights for the majority than for the minority.

  5. Diogenes Arktos says

    I am fond of visiting G-A-Y and I think Hooper has quite a way with words.

    I totally agree with many on the thread that the logo was not properly vetted for unwanted associations.

    The Manhattan declaration similarly was not vetter for consistency. It claims three points (1) dignity of every person (2) traditional marriage (3) religious liberty. Of course, points (1) and (3) are routinely flouted by the signatories. (2) It’s interesting that in Orthodox theology, loving spouses is primary, procreation secondary.

    While the link labeled “Manhattan Declaraion” above links to an interesting story about Apple and an the corresponding app, the real link to the Manhattan Declaration is:
    http://www.manhattandeclaration.org/

  6. Diogenes Arktos says

    The official explanation for the logo:

    Three stripes in a stylized “M” symbolize life, marriage, and religious freedom and our diverse coalition of Catholics, Orthodox, and Evangelicals. The increasing size of the stripes shows momentum – the building of a movement. Gradient orange invokes a flame, for truth, and the wildfire of enthusiams for our cause.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/manhattanproject/2012/11/orange-circle-three-white-stripes/

  7. Caliban says

    “The increasing size of the stripes shows momentum – the building of a movement. Gradient orange invokes a flame, for truth, and the wildfire of enthusiams for our cause.”

    More accurately, “the increase of the stripes mirrors how Pinocchio’s nose grew when he lied, like we are about a of ‘wildfire’ of enthusiasm for our obssessive fundamentalist religious circle-jerk. In truth, a ‘wildfire’ such as ours could be dowsed with a half-empty bottle of seltzer. But that’s our story and we’re sticking to it!”

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