Skip to main content

Okay, this is weird.

Granted, a lot of anti-gay videos and ads put out by the Religious Right are weird. There are reasons for that: (1) They're insane. (2) Their position is untenable and can only be supported by nonsense.

But this video...this video is a special kind of weird. This is approaching the weirdness of Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" ad. It's just completely out of the park in the weirdness department. And it really shows how unhinged, desperate, and, well, batshit fucking crazy the anti-gay right really is. The insanity is only accelerating now that most Americans are on the side of equality and as the fundies deliver laughable attempts at scaring people into opposing full equality for LGBT people.

Follow me below the fold for the video. At the very least, it might give you a laugh.

The video, as noted by the HRC, was produced by CitizenLink, a self-proclaimed affiliate of Focus on the Family. Yeah, that's the kind of insanity we're dealing with. The gist of the video, I guess--even though, after watching it several times, I'm not really sure what exactly it's arguing--is that those who support marriage equality want to turn the United States into a police state. I guess these folks were slumbering (or doing "research" in their dildo-strewn basements) when the PATRIOT Act was passed, but that's another diary. Essentially, this video is trying to drum up fears that everybody, including the Religious Right, is going to have to "comply" with marriage equality laws. Which is just false, as anybody with any kind of an education knows--we have a First Amendment for a reason, and my boyfriend and I having the ability to civilly marry doesn't affect a single church. These fears are drummed up at the beginning of the video by a police officer who pulls over a man and asks for his marriage license to see if he has sufficiently "evolved." The absurdity is really quite funny, but the fact that so many idiots will buy it is not. Watch:

Is that not one of the weirdest things you've ever seen? The microphones, though...those were a nice touch.

The sheer insanity of the anti-LGBT forces of which this video is indicative is why we're going to win. Yes, there are AFA-subscribing, Dobson-worshipping, Robertson-watching, Bible-thumping morons who buy it, but what moderately sane person is this video going to reach? If this bullshit is what they have to fall back on, we're in pretty solid shape.

The clock is ticking before these folks are banished to utter obscurity.

Originally posted to Chrislove on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 11:14 AM PDT.

Also republished by Angry Gays, Milk Men And Women, and LGBT Kos Community.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site