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Video: And by 'it's,' they mean lies and bigotry

by Jeremy Hooper

0:00-0:04: Very fitting that they start with the Washington Times, considering the Rev. Moon-owned paper is considered the most far-right, conservatively biased news outlet in the nation. But okay, whatever. They're "accusing" us of wanting marriage equality in New England. Well, they're 100% right. We want marriage equality in EVERY U.S. state. Because we are 100% right. And we want demand 100% rights.

0:00-0:08: Yea, our fundraising has been impressive, hasn't it? But hey, Yes on 1: Before you start casting all these mindless stones at "out-of-state money," perhaps you need to look a little more closely at your own glass house. Because the last time we checked, neither the National Organization For Marriage nor the Vatican are based in Bangor!

0:00-0:23: Give it up with this 2008 Youth Commission report already! Or actually, on second thought -- DON'T! Because this document, which is all about protecting LGBTQ kids and has NOTHING to do with marriage (the word "marriage" is only mentioned twice, neither time doing with the push for marriage equality) flat-out proves that gay tolerance in schools does not hinge on Question One! This document shows that we want to protect LGBTQ kids on the merits of their existences, not the merits of their civil bonds!

And yes, of course, some of the same people currently involved in No on 1 were involved in that report. Big frickin' DUH! Because those of us who enjoy equality tend to also enjoy non-ass-kicked children!

0:23-0:30: Right, don't be fooled. Don't be fooled by Stand For Marriage Maine, a self-appointed crew of moral authoritarians who first had the audacity to put our civil rights before the whims of a bare majority, and then proceeded to make this entire campaign about schools and the supposed threat we pose to the same! UGH,THE GALL OF THIS CAMPAIGN!

Don't be fooled. What's it really all about is stopping gays:

No on 1. Yes to peace.

**RELATED: They have a radio spot as well:

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Ugh. Just ugh.

I see we're back to "homosexual marriage." The warm-and-fuzzy approach lasted for just one ad (which I have yet to see on TV but I'll be honest, I haven't had time to watch TV, all that volunteering, y'know...).

The message doesn't actually make sense, when you think about it..."It's already happening..." Well, if it's already happening ("it's" being teaching about same-sex marriage), how is repealing the law going to stop that? I mean, just think about it for two seconds. And frankly, I think the people who think aren't going to be the ones falling for this ad. The people who believe this had already decided to vote Yes and I don't think this is going to be effective with any undecided voters.

The smell of desperation coming off their sinking ship is putting a great big stink all over the state of Maine, but fortunately, it will all be over by this time next week.

No on 1!


Posted by: Leslie | Oct 29, 2009 12:30:24 PM

They are trying another scary ad? What happened to being all "tolerant of gays but still discriminate against them" approach? Now they are back to fear of gay culture in schools again. Why won't these people get it in their thick skulls that people aren't falling for it?

Posted by: Sam | Oct 29, 2009 12:34:40 PM

Thud. Dud.

If this is their closing, it may not be effective, but at least it sums up the Yes on 1 campaign quite well: The only person with a pulse willing to appear in a Yes on 1 campaign ad at this point is a narrator hopped up on his third cup o' joe.

Posted by: LdChino | Oct 29, 2009 2:51:36 PM

The willful stupidity of this campaign is ASTOUNDING.

Did you know that every year, thousands of baby seals are killed in a pelt hunt? I sure know about it, and we sure as hell debated the issue in Social Studies class. Why? Because it's something *going on in the world!*

Does that mean that my teachers were shoving an agenda down my throat? Of course not.

In those classes, we also discussed:


If my teachers were indoctrinating us, my classmates and I would be gay rapists who (for some reason) get girls pregnant, then abort the subsequent foetus, and then we murder the woman.

Oh. Instead, I write airline schedules and play too much World of Warcraft. Apparently, I really dodged a bullet. Praise Jesus!

Posted by: DN | Oct 30, 2009 10:48:04 AM

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