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09/12/2008

VALUES VOTERS 2008: SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!

by Jeremy Hooper

OH. MY THEIR. GOD. This was just played to applause at the Values Voters Summit:

Subtle, no?

Complete Values Voters coverage (this year and years past) [G-A-Y]

**SEE ALSO: PFAW's Right Wing Watch is also covering the "pro-family" shindig. Check out their coverage here.

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Your thoughts

Why does this make me think of the trailer for 300?


"madness???

THIS

IS

MARRIAGE EQUALITY!!!"


*Kicks monitor into well*

Posted by: Jason D | Sep 12, 2008 2:55:07 PM

Good lord, did the narrator record this while he was constipated on the toilet, or what?

Dark VS. Light? These people need to be hauled off and medicated. REAL life isn't supposed to sound like a video game (even though that would be kinda fun LOL).

Posted by: Scott | Sep 12, 2008 3:09:30 PM

I for one believe in prayer. If, of course, it is a prayer for decency, morality, and treating your neighbor as yourself. I'm not so sure that a benevalent God is receptive to the selfish "smite my gay neighbor and give me political supremacy" prayer.

But this video has inspired me to pray.

I'll be praying that the Christian message of "do unto others as you'd have them do unto you" somehow filters into the thinking of religious Californians (and Arizonans and Floridians). And I'll be praying for a torrential downpour of near-freezing rain in San Diego on November 1.

Posted by: Timothy | Sep 12, 2008 3:28:27 PM

They see nothing wrong with pouring all that money and effort into fighting equality in marriage, but totally ignore things like world hunger. WWJD people? Jesus was quite clear about feeding the hungry, but said not a word about homosexuality. Geez, it's no wonder that so many in the LGBT community have Bible burn.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Sep 12, 2008 3:43:55 PM

I think this is great. Our opponents should just huddle together in a stadium and pray, thereby reminding everyone that the ONLY arguments put forth in favor of Prop. 8 are religious in nature. They can try to convince God all they want to vote for Prop 8, but He's not even registered to vote in CA. (I guess what they really want is for Him to take away other people's free will by magically changing their minds about Prop 8. Very sound doctrinal reasoning.)

Meanwhile our side can do something constructive like, you know, try to influence actual VOTERS in CA to do the right thing and vote down Prop 8.

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Sep 12, 2008 3:56:57 PM

I have GOT to stop watching this stuff on my lunch hour. Then again, I have dropped thirty pounds...

Posted by: MirrorMan | Sep 12, 2008 4:08:21 PM

I like to think I'm a good person, but if it rains on November first, I can't guarantee I won't smirk a little bit inside.

Posted by: Alle | Sep 12, 2008 4:20:35 PM

Yikes! I agree GMB, that would be the message of their stadium prayer session, and it's really unfortunate as far as
I'm concerned. It's gonna really look ugly and backfire, three days before the election.

And it'll make it that much harder to get the message out that there is indeed a LEGAL reason to oppose same-sex marriage, though Prop 8 does not address it. As long as same-sex procreation is legal, and it is currently legal in every state except Missouri, then same-sex marriage should be legal too. Otherwise, it separates marriage from procreation rights even further, and sends the message that couples that are planning on having children together do not need to get married first. Very backwards thinking.

So hopefully the message that same-sex procreation is being researched and demanded but should not be allowed because it would be utterly unethical and wasteful will overshadow the purely religious objections. Maybe in October, we will finally have a discussion about whether procreation should be a right of same-sex couples or not, and whether procreation should be a right of marriage or not.

Posted by: John Howard | Sep 12, 2008 4:23:33 PM

Huh? I think I know what you're talking about with same-sex procreation being theoretically possible but... what the eff are you talking about?

Posted by: GayMormonBoy | Sep 12, 2008 8:06:16 PM

Oh brother! Talk about over the top. Who was the narrator on this thing. He sounds like one of those nutty hucksters on TV that tell people God will bless them, if they send him a $1000.

Posted by: Jon | Sep 13, 2008 2:28:39 AM

At first I thought it was a parody, a joke, but no, after about a minute I realised that they were being serious. It scares the hell out of me. Especially as in the north of the UK parents are trying to get creationism taught in schools. The rot of reason is spreading.

Posted by: Corvidae | Sep 13, 2008 2:25:40 PM

More than theoretically possible, just plain possible. I am trying to stop genetic engineering and designer babies and preserve natural reproduction, so I'm opposed to same-sex conception. I am trying to work through a compromise to prohibit same-sex procreation and other forms of genetic modification, gives federal recognition to state civil unions that are defined as being exactly like marriage except prohibiting the couple from conceiving together, and preserves marriage as the right to conceive together.

visit eggandsperm.org

Posted by: John Howard | Sep 13, 2008 2:28:00 PM

Well, I will say this about you John: Your views and ideas are always quite unique.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Sep 13, 2008 2:35:37 PM

I started laughing... and then groaning.

Posted by: Ravvie | Sep 13, 2008 9:53:30 PM

God may have the holy prescription. Too bad my insurance never covered it.

Posted by: SquidBrandon | Sep 14, 2008 10:27:55 AM

I'm going to "Pray for Rain".....

Posted by: Dave | Oct 30, 2008 9:12:57 AM

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