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10/27/2009

Video: 'Yet we want to be tolerant of gays'?!?!?!?!

by Jeremy Hooper

The title should have an apostrophe. More thoughts after this short interruption (which seeks to interrupt your lives and loves):

0:00-0:07: Majority support is NEVER a suitable basis for denying civil rights. Almost every progressive move that has been made on behalf of a minority has been done in the face of (sometimes considerable) national opposition. So yes, while national polling tends to still show a slight majority for marriage equality opposition, it means nothing in terms of righteousness.

Furthermore, we're talking about Maine here, where the polling has wavered between being a dead heat and leaning towards fairness. It's also a state that has won in other gay rights battles at the polls. So let's not act like we're factoring in all of the blood red states here. We're talking about a very blue part of the country where more and more locals seem to be realizing that it's bias and discrimination that is truly controversial!

0:07-0:10: Ugh, they're really quoting the Wirthlins yet again, one of only two sets of parents to complain in the 5+ years that Massachusetts has had marriage equality? Somehow we think the true story here lies with the countless many other families who have had no complaints with the fairness in their midst!

0:10-0:12: "We want to be tolerant of gays"? "We want to be tolerant of gays"?! "WE WANT TO BE TOLERANT OF GAYS"?!?!?!! Uhm, excuse me, but we are still talking about Stand For Marriage Maine, right? The group whose co-leader is a supporter of "ex-gay" therapy. The crew that decries our "ungodly" love as being an "any two will do" situation. The organization whose largest donor has said some of the most despicable things imaginable about gay people? The crew whose every prior ad has been working to convince parents that gay families are going to taint schools. The very people who started this whole needless fight because they JUST CAN'T BE TOLERANT OF GAYS!!!!!!!! Uhm, yea -- you'll have to forgive us if we don't feel all that tolerated!

0:12-0:20: Domestic partnerships are swell. They do give some rights and protections. But you know what they don't do? They don't give us the SAME protections. The SAME rights. The equal treatment that is afforded to tax-paying heterosexuals! We will not ever accept this form of segregation, and we will not ever rest until every loving couple who has the desire to get married has the freedom to do so. That's a vow.

And as for the suggestion that other problems that may arise "can be addressed"?! Well why don't THEY hire a costly lawyer and shore up "any problems" that may arise in their own unions? Oh yea, that's right -- because as heterosexuals, they don't have to! They are free to just sit back and enjoy the ease and calm of marriage, while forcing us to spend considerable time and money making sure that our husbands, wives, and children are not going to suffer under brute tyranny! IT'S INHUMANE!

0:21-0:32: Stock video of families? Typical.

The idea that it is their civil rights that are up for debate? Laughable.

The notion that they need to protect society from our marriages? Belies everything they said about wanting to be "tolerant"!

NO ON 1!

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Your thoughts

Wow, that's one that I didn't expect to see from the lying liars! Of course, like all of the others, it's a heaping pile of lies, but I didn't hear one ".. because they eat children .." in the whole thing. I guess that book of rhetorical jibes hasn't played out well for the liars.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Oct 27, 2009 1:41:59 PM

That's a BAAAAAD one. I'm sure you'll be up with something soon. Something about
how Separate is NOT Equal?? Thought we already had this discussion. Course now they are saying, that given the chance Justics Scalia would have voted NO on Brown vs Board of Education.

Posted by: LOrion | Oct 27, 2009 1:43:25 PM

Wow, they really can't stand the idea of gay and lesbian people being treated equally. That we have to settle for less. F*ck You, Stand for Marriage Maine!

Posted by: Sam | Oct 27, 2009 2:19:05 PM

Check out this link to Bradlee Dean! This guy is a Michele Bachmann favorite - and he's as bad as that Pastor Steven Anderson in Arizona! http://dumpbachmann.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Johnn in MN | Oct 27, 2009 3:24:29 PM

Jeremy:

You know what would be great? If we could find out who the actors are who are playing the roles of Maine families in this ad. Exposing them as actors would destroy the ad in the same way that those Gathering Storm audition videos killed the credibility of the NOM ad.

Is there any way we can find out who these people are?

Posted by: Dell | Oct 27, 2009 4:22:37 PM

I think it's important to remind people that hiring a lawyer "to address any problems" that might arise from being unmarried is not actually a solution. The lawyer can draft paperwork that might get you a half-dozen of the rights at the MOST. The vast majority are simply unattainable except through MARRIAGE.

Posted by: tjc | Oct 28, 2009 10:25:31 AM

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