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Video: B. less prey-ful

by Jeremy Hooper

The gay D.C. residents lined up at a courthouse, not a church. But why should that little (read: crucial, essential, key to everything we're talking about) point get in the way of the anti-gays' wholly faith-based rants?

Weird, since we're not standing outside local churches reading from the constitution, the D.C. Human Rights Act, or any other civil -- CIVIL, CIVIL, DID I MENTION WE"RE TALKING ABOUT CIVIL?!?! -- document.

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really? not being familiar with mr. schenk, when the piece started i thought it was a report from some sort gay d.c. indymedia. someone should tell this poor man just because men who are secure with their sexuality are now able to marry their partners, he will not be forced out of the closet, made to lose his beard, or whatever else he is so frightened of.

Posted by: sue | Mar 4, 2010 9:52:15 AM

I love when he starts talking about what god did and what god wants, god summons up a wind to completely garble his words and you can barely make out what he's saying.

Also, this guy is a really the archetype of smiling while telling people they're wrong / evil / whatever, isn't he?

Posted by: DN | Mar 4, 2010 10:27:07 AM

If I followed him correctly, straight couples who adopt must not be really married. They didn't get those children through intercourse or a petri dish.
I wish he had explained how male-female marriage is reflected in architecture.

Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Mar 4, 2010 10:29:32 AM

This guy is hilarious! Everything about him just screams *H*O*M*O*

Posted by: Richard Rush | Mar 4, 2010 8:00:13 PM

Let's Talk About Love
You know he looks like a nice person. He is smiling, his tone sounds pleasant and affable, and he talks about love. Sweet, so let us talk about love. These loving couples have been waiting for a long time with baited breath to walk through that courthouse door to pick up a marriage license applicat...ion. The joy and pride these couples are experiencing are the same joy and pride heterosexual couples enjoy when they make the commitment to share their lives with the one they love. Therefore, while you stand there with the friendly smile and pleasantly suggest to all those gay couples that their marriage is not a real marriage; it is truly not love no matter how many times you try to convince yourself. When you love someone, you do not try to ruin their special moment whether they are gay or straight.
Congratulations to all Washington DC couples. I am proud and envious.

Posted by: Lori | Mar 5, 2010 10:29:50 AM

I find little that this bible thumper says to be offensive. Condescending, and stupid maybe, but not offensive. And, I actually like the fact that he is unabashed in his trumpeting of the fact that his thesis is entirely based on a whimsical notion of an invisible deity who, for all of his majesty, seems to give a shit about what this moron does. I like this guy because he isn't using the carefully worded (encrypted), deliberatively approved talking points that are designed so as not to offend the movable middle.

He is out there proving just how foolish their notions are, and doing it without any hesitation. And, I like that! I like the fact that these anti-gays are out there preaching to the choir, while they are simultaneously proving to everyone else that their agenda is one of irrational religious dominion.

But for some reason we seem entirely reticent to use that to our advantage in political campaigns. I think that the closest we have come is in the "The Mormons Are Coming" ads put up by Courage Campaign (if memory serves me correctly) at the end of the Prop H8 campaign. Unfortunately, I think that by the time the ads came out, it may have been too little, too late.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Mar 7, 2010 5:34:55 PM

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