If there is one thing crazy ads that the supporters of Prop 8 did, it’s remind us what a stranglehold they’ve worked to maintain in the last 30 years over education. Here in California we were treated to a never-ending tra, la, la, la, where, if you believed it, unspeakable things would happen to public education and your children; future training to turn all your little ones into OMG, that which remains in moderation, qu**rs!! I don’t know why “truth in advertising laws” shouldn’t apply, but obviously there was a crossing of logic and reason boundaries. Thank you Diane, for speaking out against Proposition 8.
While the scattergun approach was rampant in political ads, hate and homophobia reigned supreme on the 700 Club. Now I know, 70% of you are on cable or dish or some such, but the rest of us are still subject to Pat Robertson’s show for two hours every day. Let me repeat, EVERY DAY! To those of us desperate for information, his show can be seductive, because he talks about a wide range of current events. It’s truly horrifying to think that his audience is still as large as it is. As long as shows like his remain available without rebuttal, a large portion of the non-wired will remain without avenues for objective information. (ABC, it’s time to step up to the plate and offer an alternative.)
There has been a lot of ranting over the fact that the supposedly liberal voters, who voted for Obama in California, are also the ones who passed Prop 8.
Frankly I think it couldn’t be clearer. This vote was simply a verification of the obvious; a man who doesn’t want to be photographed with the biggest Mayoral proponent of LGBT marriage, who accepts civil unions, but not marriage, and tells LGBT representatives that clear back in the LOGO video HERE in August 2007, is not one that can be expected to have supporters who think otherwise. The man who played the God game very carefully in Orange County and who incorporated first group of religious leaders into the DNC platform caucuses EVER?
Democratic presidential hopefuls take part in ‘historic’ gay debate
Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2007 | 12:20 AM ET
[…Barack Obama, the Illinois senator who was the first of six candidates to speak before the forum, defended his position that civil unions for gay couples were not a “lesser thing” than marriage, and brushed aside the issue as a matter of semantics.
“Semantics may be important to some,” he said. “From my perspective, what I’m interested [in] is making sure that those legal rights are available to people.”…]
It’s sadly amusing; that a trained lawyer would suggest semantics is not important to him. Is he truly suggesting that those who care should just get over it? Is he saying it’s not his fight; that LGBT should settle for some version of separate but equal? If it’s so unimportant why don’t we just do away with marriages altogether and have civil unions for everyone? After all, that would surely cut down on the paperwork, we could even nationalize the institution, take it out of state responsibilities, and just have one form. Hallelujah! We could call church weddings something else, like religious affirmation ceremonies, and let the churches deal with their own problems.
So, it’s ironic, but not surprising, that while the 700 Club’s Christian Broadcast Network worries over the implications of the Terminator’s recent pronouncement; It’s going to be up to people like Gloria Allred and groups like the Hillary supporting California NAACP, and the Women’s Law Center to set things right.
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