Oh noes, those gay newlyweds
are causing Biblical rainstorms!! An ominous new TV ad
by the National Organization for Marriage -- who helped pass Prop. 8
in California -- features a "rainbow coalition" of folks to warn America that marriage equality advocates want to "take away" your "freedom" by pushing the issue "far beyond same-sex couples." Unfortunately for NOM, the profound seriousness of this threat has been undermined by a leak of audition reels
for the ad.
Gay marriage equals incest and pedophilia. Abortion equals the Holocaust
. Or so thinks "America's Pastor Rick "Saddleback" Warren
, bestselling author of The Purpose-Driven Life
, vocal supporter of Proposition 8
, and the spiritual leader chosen by President-elect Obama to give the invocation
at his inauguration. But hey -- don't call him a homophobe: He even eats dinner
It's morning in America again -- but for the thousands of committed gay couples who got married in California
[warning: Dan Fogelberg music, sweet visuals], the long nightmare of intolerance and hate is not yet over
with the probable victory of Proposition 8. Supported by the anti-equality stances of Sarah Palin
and "divinely" inspired others
, and paid for by members of the Mormon Church
and the mother of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater
, many of the ads
for Prop. 8 featured the faces of Obama and Joe Biden, who declared their opposition to the initiative but refused to support equal marriage rights
for all, preferring to talk about "civil unions." Even excellent Democratic-leaning politics sites like Talking Points Memo were saturated with the deceptive ads
, which overwhelmed those comparing the proposition to other forms of discrimination in California's history
Canada Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage.
"We are a nation of minorities. And in a nation of minorities, it is important that you don't cherry-pick rights," said Prime Minister Paul Martin. "A right is a right and that is what this vote tonight is all about."