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Old 04-08-2009, 08:21 PM
 
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YouTube - Lies from the "National Organization for Marriage"

These aren't even "real people". They're actors. Isn't it pathetic that they couldn't find real people to make these statements on camera?

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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The ad almost look like a parody, doesn't it? Unfortunately, it's all too real. They're quite serious.

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Old 04-08-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Total garbage ad. Misleading. Bogus. And of course, aimed to instill fear of some vague "gathering storm" and telling the gullible rubes to go and donate money. Same old crap, new package.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:31 PM
 
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Total garbage ad. Misleading. Bogus. And of course, aimed to instill fear of some vague "gathering storm" and telling the gullible rubes to go and donate money. Same old crap, new package.
They're obviously using the "gathering storm" analogy to invoke religious overtones. I'm surprised they didn't show gay couples with red horns on top of their heads.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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From the Human Rights Campaign:

The examples they cite in the ad are:

(1) A California doctor who must choose between her faith and her job

(2) A member of New Jersey church group which is punished by the state because they can’t support same-sex marriage

(3) A Massachusetts parent who stands by helpless while the state teaches her son that gay marriage is okay

The facts indicate that (1) refers to the Benitez decision in California, determining that a doctor cannot violate California anti-discrimination law by refusing to treat a lesbian based on religious belief, (2) refers to the Ocean Grove, New Jersey Methodist pavilion that was open to the general public for events but refused access for civil union ceremonies (and was fined by the state for doing so) and (3) refers to the Parker decision in Massachusetts, where parents unsuccessfully sought to end public school discussions of family diversity, including of same-sex couples.

All three examples involve religious people who enter the public sphere, but don’t want to abide by the general non-discriminatory rules everyone else does. Both (1) and (2) are really about state laws against sexual orientation discrimination, rather than specifically about marriage. And (3) is about two pairs of religious parents trying to impose their beliefs on all children in public schools.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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I have no idea what these people are basing their 'rights' on. They want to change the way I live? Completely illogical.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:41 PM
 
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idahogie knocks it out of the park again.
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Very good post, idahogie.

I'm astonished by their gall to assert that their "freedoms are being taken away". Give me a break! They basically want to pick and choose the laws they like and ignore the ones they don't. Sort of the same style in which they follow the rules of the Bible, isn't it?
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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I laughed SOO hard at :14 when that girl was like "My freedom will be taken away".

LMAO!!!

What freedom will be taken away if a man can marry a man?

I love how it is rated a 1.5/5. Hahaha!
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:48 PM
 
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her freedom of a shotgun marriage???
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