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Teleprompter reader selected to be NOM’s “Face of Minnesota for Marriage”

Timothy Kincaid

January 9th, 2012

Unable to find anyone qualified to speak authoritatively on the subject of marriage, the National Organization for Marriage and the other anti-gay activists at Minnesota for Marriage have decided that the face of their anti-gay movement would be Kalley Yanta, a former anchor for a Minneapolis-based television station. Which means that the level of intellectual discourse will be as follows:

“If marriage between homosexuals is legalized, what would some of the consequences be?” she asked rhetorically. “Parents who want to opt their kids out of the public school on the day that they’re teaching about homosexual relationships how it should be okay and accepted, and the parents are charged with discrimination and are hauled away sometimes in handcuffs. … We just can’t allow this to happen.

That probably shouldn’t surprise us much. Minnesota for Marriage is releasing a number of Marriage Minute videos to get their views across. The 18 second long Marriage Minute introductory segment displays pictures labeled “Our Families”, “Our Futures”, “Our Marriages”, and “Our Children”. But the Washington Independent notes that they seem a bit confused on what “our” means.

Minnesotans United for All Families, a coalition of more than 100 groups, analyzed the images in the first video released and determined that not a single person in the video was actually from Minnesota.

“While this video is full of stock images, it is strangely lacking in real Minnesotans,” the group said on its Facebook page. “Perhaps they couldn’t find any real Minnesotans willing to support their divisive agenda?”

One image appears to have been taken by a French photographer of a French family, and another is being used on the website of an India-based health-care center.

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Oh my, it’s going to be a busy season for that box of rocks.

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TampaZeke
January 9th, 2012 | LINK

NOM has used this exact same tactic NUMEROUS times before and have been exposed each time yet they have a perfect winning record because our side is less effective in selling the truth than NOM is at selling lies.

james
January 10th, 2012 | LINK

When I lived in MN, one of the Twin Cities newspapers (can’t remember now) actually did a story on stock images used in advertising. One “family” had “been patients” at several different dentists around the state. The general assumption was they had to keep moving around because they didn’t pay their bills, or something.

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