Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Agit-Prop 8


Troublemaker Glenn Greenwald posted a little something earlier today on Salon.com that he expressed a pretty hefty amount of indignation over -- and with good reason I suppose. It's basically a video ad produced by a Christian group in California called Clay Music Ministry in support of Proposition 8. For those not in the know, that's the controversial referendum that would turn back the clock and strip same-sex couples of the right to marry in California.

The reprehensible thing about the video is that it features grade school-aged kids singing about the perils of gay marriage.

And yet watching it, somehow all I can do is laugh.



Asian kids?

Really?

Why do I get the feeling that the Christians are holding those children's parents in a shipping container down at the Port of Long Beach along with 120 other illegals who paid five grand a piece to be smuggled out of wherever?

"No singy -- no mommy. Understand, kid?"

(By the way, how much do you love that the little girl's t-shirt says "OBEY" on it?)

(Update: Apparently, the good folks at the Clay Music Ministry pulled the embedding on the video. Click it twice to see it on the YouTube site.)

10 comments:

jrm78 said...

Agit-Prop 8?

Chez said...

I just realized I didn't put the 8 in there. What do you want, it's late for me. Been up since 4am with the little one.

*sigh*

votar said...

"OBEY" is the first word I teach to all of my little Asian girls.

Daniel said...

Kids can be rough on coherent thought. But don't worry, it only lasts 3-5 years.

On a less positive note, the video is no longer available. :(

Anonymous said...

Three words:
Sun Myung Moon

He has close ties to Utah Mormons since Orrin Hatch supported him in his tax troubles the early eighties.

Of course, he's a big wallet for the Republican party.

On second thought, as fun as it may be to watch so many seemingly innocuous pieces fall into place, you might not want to go down that rabbit hole, it makes Scientology look like the Symbionese Liberation Army.

*cough*~Carlton Sherwood~*cough*

SheriffBart said...

Roger Murtaugh might have something to say about this.
Slavery is slavery, Riggs!

Also, the video has been pulled.

mixtapetherapy said...

I went to high school with Glenn Greenwald, and we dated briefly.

Of course, he was the only guy to ever stand me up for a date...

Found out later he's gay - so does that explain it? Because it can't be based on my most proficient skill set...

Caren

Michele said...

I still love these the best:

http://videogum.com/archives/politics/homophobia-is-so-chill_029451.html?utm_source=bb&utm_medium=mc

Esp. the surfer one linked to in the comments...

Gunny Geek said...

If you look up the website, the group looks to be primarily Asian. At first I thought I had the wrong site, because everything looks to be Chinese, but they are based in California. Looks like Amy Sand is using her popularity and wealth to promote 'christian values'.

This reminds me of a movie I watched recently called Re-Cycle. It is a movie out of Thailand, produced in Hong Kong, and turned out to be an anti-abortion message.

nancym said...

I don't have a good feeling about this proposition, it looks like it's going to pass. That's sad. Seems to me that people who take marriage so seriously and with such respect, and show enormous determination to fight for their right to participate in it, wouldn't be heading for the divorce court within a year. Compare that to any straight couple who can just drive to Vegas on a weekend drunk and then have the marriage annulled a week later when they sober up, or have their first fight. What does that say about the "Blessed Sacrament" of marriage? Hell, we straight people have turned marriage into a reality show!

I get so disgustipated with my home state sometimes....