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10/08/2008

Video: Assault & Pepper

by Jeremy Hooper

So not only are the "Yes on 8" folks failing to honor Pepperdine University's request to remove the school's name from anti-gay ads -- they are instead issuing new propaganda pieces that make use of the college's clout. This is the anti-gay Californians' latest spot:

Because, you know, that's exactly what responsible people do when a school publicly requests to have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO with their organization -- they pretend to not hear the request. That must be the same aggressively disingenuous mindset these folks use when ignoring our repeated requests to stop masking their cruel, discriminatory, un-American, religious-mandated views behind a veil of "marriage protection." Uncanny is their ability to stick their fingers in their ears and say, "la, la, la, la -- I can't hear you."

But hey, at least Pepperdine is getting an unsolicited chance to reach out to that coveted "Inclusive children's books make me bug out my eyes" demographic:

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So that's something.

Yes on 8: It's Already Happened [YouTube]

*SEE ALSO:

Did Pepperdine law professor Richard Peterson have permission from the university to star in an intellectually dishonest political ad?
Prop 8 and Little Peterson [SF Weekly]

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Your thoughts

After watching the ad, I have to admit this this is and will be a very effective tactic for the other side...both in California and in other states that continue to put gay marriage on the ban.

They started to realize that they could no longer demonize gay couples since citizens started figuring out that gay couples are pretty much the same as straight couples. So now, they change up their argument and play towards people's fears about their kids turning gay because a teacher in school simply told them that gay couples exist.

Really though, it wasn't about the kids to begin with. That's clear from the amendments going on in other states which prevent the gov't from recognizing any type of gay partnership that's not marriage.

So, in your opinion, what can gays do to counter this? Even if we had just as much money as their side, what ads could we run to counter an ad like that?

Posted by: Cy | Oct 9, 2008 8:34:30 AM

I think the most effective thing the No side could have right now is a PSA-style commercial from the Governor and his wife (similar to Obama's economy commercial) saying that they support the supreme court decision and to vote no on 8.

Arnold said he was opposed to the ban and would campaign against it-I think if he did so strongly it would go down in flames, just like the Briggs initiative that Reagan opposed.

Posted by: Phil | Oct 9, 2008 4:13:06 PM

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