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02/14/2008

God hates Reagan era colloquialisms

by Jeremy Hooper

Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God!

We just offended the American Family Association 13 times (in addition to the offense they already take at our gay existences). Read this AFA press release to find out why:

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Oh. My. Jesus.

TV LAND flippantly disrespects God and Christians [AFA]

***UPDATE, 2/15: OH MY GOD -- TV Land gave in?! [G-A-Y]

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How arrogant of them. When I say Oh My God, I'm always referring to Poseidon. he's my favorite god. It's not Oh YOUR god, it's oh my god, and I'll talk about him how it pleases me. If you don't like people talking about your god, that's fine, but last I checked, OH MY GOD, contains the word 'my'.

Even so, freedom of speech and whatnot. OMG is hardly a Christian slur...

As if we didn't already know it, it just shows that these people need to find a decent hobby and stop looking to cause problems when there aren't any.

Posted by: | Feb 14, 2008 2:32:41 PM

OMG - These people keep getting nuttier and nuttier and it's making it harder for me to have any form of understanding of them.

Posted by: Alonzo | Feb 14, 2008 2:42:50 PM

I actually think it's the "MY" part with which they have most problem. They don't want anyone taking ownership of God away from them.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 14, 2008 2:45:59 PM

"They don't want anyone taking ownership of God away from them."

Awesome! That's exactly what they want!

Posted by: Alonzo | Feb 14, 2008 3:25:49 PM

OMG! That's so excellent that those wacky AFA people are pissed off.

And Loki is MY favorite god. The Christian god is so boring in comparison.

Posted by: Kelly | Feb 14, 2008 4:02:56 PM

Eewwww, grody to the max! I just went to the site and the ad now says "OHMYGOSH!"

My (catholic) argentinian husband laughs his head off when he hears "gosh". That's a uniquely stoooopid American thing.

Posted by: andrew williams | Feb 14, 2008 4:21:42 PM

It's what tyrannical bullies do. You can't offend them, but they can constantly offend you...because they're right and you're not. If they don't like it, tuff titties.

Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 14, 2008 5:09:39 PM

Yes they are getting nuttier and nuttier. The problem is people and companies keep capitulating to them giving them more power and allowing them to take the next step in their nutty crusade.

TVland giving in to them is the latest example.

When will one of these companies find the balls to say, "You're f'n nuts, and you're not nearly as powerful as you think you are. GO AWAY!"?

When a few companies stand up to them, call their bluff and show everybody that absolutely NOTHING will come of their ranting, we'll see these assholes wither and die.

Posted by: Zeke | Feb 15, 2008 12:43:33 AM

If I am understanding this correctly this is about shutting up people that certain moral structures that differ from yours. The freedom of speech allows all of us to voice our opinions. That right comes with the responsibility of tolerance. By responding to the bashing by bashing them back shows nothing but that you are no better than they are you just have a different structure by which you live your life. I look at outrage over what some one has to say regarding the use of the word God really is the true sign of a an unopened mind. By the way that these people lash out over such uses of a word have already broken their own structure. Christians that are taught from the bible are taught not to take vengeance. The old turn the other cheek. this idea can also be embraced by non Christians in the form of Karma. What goes around comes around. It makes us feel better to lash out and then to respond to others lashing out by lashing out at them but in the end we do nothing but continue to keep this vicious little circle going.

Posted by: Jim | Feb 18, 2008 2:35:33 PM

Jim: Nobody is stifling the AFA's right to express their opinions. We are simply responding to them, allowing people to make up their own minds.

That being said, your comparison between their actions and those who resist them is not an apt one. Just speaking in terms of gay rights (since that is what this site really does) -- the AFA is a group that wants to see gay people unmarried, unprotected, and even "converted" into so-called "ex-gays." And they bully any companies, politicians, TV networks, etc. who support gay equality. In situations like gay rights, it's absurd to suggest that both the pro-gay and the anti-gay sides are simply expressing their opinions. What you have is one side that wants to stifle progress and parity, and another that refuses to be marginalized. One side that wants to deny rights and benefits to a sect of the population, opposed to one that simply wants to live in freedom. In terms of the karma that you mention, we feel nothing but positive energy when we resist their attacks against our lives and loves.

Not all situations are ones in which both sides are one equal footing. Some arguments are simply WRONG. We are of the mind that the AFA frequently embraces fallaciousness, persecution, and an attitude that puts their faith above all others. And we use OUR freedom of speech to say as much.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Feb 18, 2008 2:49:14 PM

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