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Scary Bigots Demand a Vote on Your Equality in New Indiana Ad Campaign: VIDEO


Earlier this week we reported that the Indiana House Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing on Monday, the first on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state.

And this week, the fundie Christian group Advance America bought air time on stations in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis to begin running a set of ads intended to convince voters to oppose same-sex marriage in the state, Right Wing Watch reports:

The two ads, which the Indiana-based group Advance America says it is paying “several thousand dollars” to air, play ominous music over a picture of the state capitol in front of cloudy skies. One shows the members of state committee considering the ballot measure. In the other, the words “freedom” and “right to vote” float across the screen as actors say “let me vote.”

Watch one of the spots, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Sarah Palin : Let me vote !, Death Eaters: Let me vote!, Jimmy Kimmel: Let me vote!, Fluffy the Poodle: Let me vote (in high pitch)!

    Posted by: MArk | Jan 11, 2014 2:37:15 PM

  2. We should also vote to protect cars by not letting gays own them; and protect streets by not letting gays have access to them, and protect trees by not letting gays near them, and protect air by not letting gays breath them.

    Posted by: Andy Towlette | Jan 11, 2014 2:45:14 PM

  3. We should also probably vote to protect democracy from voting by homosexuals.

    Posted by: Vint | Jan 11, 2014 2:52:49 PM

  4. Wow. Burn down those churches, people. Right to the ground.

    Posted by: Bravo | Jan 11, 2014 2:58:11 PM

  5. Perhaps we should vote on whether conservatives should be allowed to vote.

    It's our right, after all. Let the people be heard.

    Posted by: Randy | Jan 11, 2014 3:01:48 PM

  6. No one has yet been able to tell me what they're protecting marriage from.

    Posted by: Jerry | Jan 11, 2014 3:05:44 PM

  7. Let's have a statewide vote on whether women get to work and have babies, and whether blacks and whites can go to the same school.

    Posted by: Tigernan | Jan 11, 2014 3:09:07 PM

  8. And Dan Savage and his ilk are attacking Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, for publicly speaking out against these bigots and firmly opposing anti-gay legislation in the state of Indiana?

    Posted by: RonCharles | Jan 11, 2014 3:24:53 PM

  9. That man is ready to be on The walking dead without any need of make up

    Posted by: jjose712 | Jan 11, 2014 3:25:06 PM

  10. @Jerry I know what you're saying, but I finally just accepted the fact that people like this are not capable of rational thought, at least not on this topic (probably on other topics too). We know that what they're really upset about is the eroding away of the privilege that they have long enjoyed, of being able to control others' lives. Their time is almost at an end, thankfully.

    Posted by: Oxnard Rick | Jan 11, 2014 3:27:21 PM

  11. The fact that marriage equality opponents are airing these commercials BEFORE the bill is even out of the Judiciary committee shows that they've been told that the bill is unconstitutional.

    These ads are opponents trying to mount pressure on Legislators in Judiciary to pass it out of committee.

    Judiciary knows they'll look like fools or partisan hacks if they pass it out of committee KNOWING (and the records will show that they got this advice on research) that in a post Windsor US the proposed legislation is unconstitutional.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Jan 11, 2014 3:45:16 PM

  12. "Johnny, Quick come look at the real, live dinosaurs on TV!"

    Posted by: Fox | Jan 11, 2014 3:48:06 PM

  13. Sorry, folks. If you wanna surpass "Gathering storm" in terms of cheesiness and camp and stupid fear-pandering you're still a long way to go.

    Posted by: Nirgal | Jan 11, 2014 4:12:24 PM

  14. Ironically, they disabled voting on this YouTube video.

    Posted by: Andy | Jan 11, 2014 4:25:27 PM

  15. Have the bigots been keeping elderly people in jars of formaldehyde to make commercials?

    Posted by: Frank | Jan 11, 2014 4:33:20 PM

  16. Mark! That's hilarious—love it!

    Posted by: Doug | Jan 11, 2014 4:53:53 PM

  17. what the hell is this garbage? My entire family lives in Indiana and we are all against this crap. This makes the state look awful

    Posted by: Reality | Jan 11, 2014 5:24:17 PM

  18. Oh, the humanity...

    Seriously, these ads are a train wreck. I can't imagine what ad agency put these together, but I can tell you for sure (as I work in the industry) that the art director made this as scary as possible - and not in a good way.

    Last gasp of a dying old guard, let them have their fun, it's only a matter of time before the Mississippi of the north gets marriage equality.

    Posted by: johnny | Jan 11, 2014 5:29:01 PM

  19. Well they certainly found the most attractive anti-gay folks in Indiana to star if there scare-mercial.

    Posted by: homer | Jan 11, 2014 5:48:02 PM

  20. I see dead people.

    Posted by: bollox | Jan 11, 2014 7:27:25 PM

  21. If you listen to "Free Thought Radio," from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, you quickly learn that a great many people fail to understand that religious claims and traditional values cannot trump our inalienable rights. Even rather right-wing justices see that the Constitution must apply to ALL citizens, not just the bible-thumpers.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Jan 11, 2014 8:01:25 PM

  22. What a pathetic bunch of losers.

    Posted by: Howard B | Jan 11, 2014 8:06:06 PM

  23. These videos ought to be re-hosted on allied youtube accounts that permit comments. It would be considered fair use. (that's how Right Wing Watch does it)

    So the crypt keeper opposes gay marriage. Color me shocked.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Jan 11, 2014 8:55:33 PM

  24. Ok, lets order a Ronny Real. They lost the hating-gay thing. The public just don't want to crush gay people like they do. This is why they frame their hate like "protect marriage" and "let me vote" and "freedom".

    It's all a pack of lies, but they're losing and we should take comfort in that.

    Posted by: Traje | Jan 11, 2014 9:25:20 PM

  25. THIS...this right here is why I freed myself from the cult known as religion. Chose spirituality and became a MUCH happier person, instead of being part of any cryptic religious cult.

    Posted by: Ricardo | Jan 12, 2014 10:03:27 AM

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