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04/11/2009

PheNOMenal response

by Jeremy Hooper

We showed you our own well-recieved National Organization for Marriage rebuttal. We also brought you the casting outtakes. And of course there was the delicious "It's Raining Men" remix.

But while we brought you several takes on the piss-taking fallacy-busting, mocking NOM's "Gathering Storm" ad because a bona fide cottage YouTube industry this week, and we simply weren't able to get to them all. So here now are some of the ones we missed.









And of course there's the big smackdown of all: The fact that NOM's official posting of the ad has retained a measly one-star rating ever since it was posted, and has been greeted with thousands upon thousands of negative comments.

A truly awful, awful week for NOM. A brilliant week for LGBT people (and allies) who refuse to sit back and take any more abuse!

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Those are simply wonderful! Jeremy gets a star.

The best had to be the second to the last "The Gay Storm is gathering! Take cover!" We wait at the beginning for him "to get my bigot costume on."

I laughed so hard I got tears on my keyboard.

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Posted by: dave b | Apr 11, 2009 2:08:37 PM

Thank you for posting. "A rainbow coalition of every shade of white" will keep me laughing all day. :-)

Posted by: remix | Apr 11, 2009 2:26:54 PM

Ah Yes "A rainbow coalition of white people" was a good one, I also liked:
"Wait a second. I've got to got my bigot costume on."
"a fabulous rainbow coalition"
Backlash has been considerable, and it just gets me feeling hopeful that the voices of the LBGT movement aren't old peeps looking back with regret, but younger people who have owned their LBGTness. Awesome.
ps. We should totally create an organisation called: "The rainbow coalition"

Posted by: corvidae | Apr 11, 2009 6:17:22 PM

Those were all great. It's not hard to parody something that already looks like a self parody.
I guess it's too much to hope that anyone involved in making the original ad will see some of these and realize how stupid it was.

Posted by: Bill S | Apr 12, 2009 11:09:59 AM

corvidae:
Oh, NOM wasn't using the phrase "rainbow coalition" in a vacuum -- they took the language from Jesse Jackson and Mel King:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow/PUSH_Coalition#National_Rainbow_Coalition

This was a deliberate lifting of that phrase to reach^h^h^h^h^h pander to people of color.

Posted by: tjc | Apr 12, 2009 12:29:03 PM

You HAVE to see this one that the community at reddit put together. Excellent! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC4B4LknF90

Posted by: Mike | Apr 13, 2009 2:53:30 AM

Thanks for collection JH. For those who are into producing gay multimedia...there is a group that shares them.

thegaycivilrightsmovement.ning.com/

Posted by: LOrionL | Apr 13, 2009 12:08:55 PM

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