Defending Traditional Marriage

Jim Burroway

May 28th, 2009

Lindoro Almaviva

May 28th, 2009

I love it! I have been having discussions in several boards and people just don’t get it. Sometimes I just wish something like this would happen for real so people see for themselves the cruelty inherent in their neighbor when it comes to being different.

Congratulations to the people involved in this video. They have managed to show it with humor.

Ken

May 28th, 2009

Very funny. I know this is a short film but probably won’t help change anybody’s mind. Attacking the bible really turns those people off instantly.
The real issue that needs to be addressed is the children.
We need to saturate the media with commercials and stories about the children of same sex couple speaking out for their families.
The religious right is hung up on procreation and a male/female parental role models. Let the children, teenagers, and young adults raised by gays & lesbians speak for us, show they are productive members of society, and deliver the message of tolerance.
This particular video might have been more effective also showing and elderly couple or infertile couple who can’t have children being hauled away. Most conservatives believe marriage is for procreation only.

Dan

May 28th, 2009

there is that little issue of the threesome at the end… That’s kind of plays right into the right wings mantra.

Timothy Kincaid

May 28th, 2009

Ummm, Dan,

Are you refering to the teenager and his two moms?

Grant

May 29th, 2009

Don’t worry, Dan, I thought they were a threesome too. Oops.

Well, um, those Moms will be flattered! Hopefully!

Ben in Oakland

May 29th, 2009

This video nailed it.

As I wrote in an editorial piece that was published in several newspapers:

How would you feel if you had to ask 16 million people for permission to marry your beloved? How would you feel if the love and commitment your bear your beloved would be, at best, diminished and devalued as unimportant? Or at worst, denigrated as sick, sinful, and dangerous, and such a threat to family, freedom, and society, that a constitutional amendment must be passed to protect them? How would you feel if someone had the power to make your marriage disappear?How would you feel if you were told that second-class citizenship was good enough for you? There is a name for it when the majority imposes on the minority that which it would not accept for itself, and that name is not The Golden Rule.

Dan

May 29th, 2009

oops… my bad! I really did think it was a threesome! I don’t judge one way or another btw, to each his own.

Priya Lynn

May 29th, 2009

there is that little issue of the threesome at the end… That’s kind of plays right into the right wings mantra.

I thought it was a group marriage as well.

Richard W. Fitch

May 29th, 2009

I guess I’m glad I was watching fullscreen. It was fairly obvious that the male in the middle was too young to be the mate of the two women.

jim

May 29th, 2009

Well Done!

Over the top? Yes. That’s good.

Absurd? Yes! That’s good.

Will it change people’s minds about same sex marriage? I dunno.

Eric

June 7th, 2009

Ken, your point about children and procreation is utter rubbish. If that were a true concern of the gay marriage opponents, they would also opppose rights for single parents and marriage for infertile couples.

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