When Married People Get Scared

London

Okay, I live in London, one of the most integrated cities on the planet, where black, white, straight and gay people can generally live without getting their heads kicked in by bigots, and – shock, horror – it seems to work pretty well. But in the US, a far-right church group has paid to put out this creepy ad, and no, it’s not a joke.

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But all is not as it seems. The testimonies are faked and the actors auditioned to play different roles. See the related videos that respond to this insanity by showing the original auditions, or adding ‘It’s Raining Men’ to the storm-track – Yay!

6 comments on “When Married People Get Scared”

  1. Adam Audio says:

    I agree! This is bonkers.

    I’m all for free speach but this is madness.
    Rather than spend money on stupid advertising they could donate the cash to same sex couples who want children. That’s if they haven’t already made an ad opposing it.

    A

  2. I.A.M. says:

    I’m unclear how, merely because two people wish to commit themselves to each other and their lives, will irrevocably alter the way in which my wife & I happen to live. Will we be forced to live our lives ‘more fabulously’ or with higher quality throw-pillows?

    Bonkers is only one of many words which can/should describe this.

  3. Steve says:

    Quick! Lock the doors! They’re going to break in and redecorate and make me say “Fabulous!”

    Sheer lunacy. All people, regardless of orientation, should be free to experience the joys of divorce. Oh, and marriage too.

  4. Peter Lee says:

    A similarly bizarre / scary / blinkered video, this time demonstrating by means of a sieve and some cream how condoms don’t protect one from AIDS can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaZBSZ0xbfk

    He has eleven other equally mad videos on his profile.

  5. I.A.M. says:

    Further to this is that several states in the US are actually over-turning this right-wing movement to ban people from having same-sex marriage / divorce / visitation rights:

    Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and, of all places, Iowa now permit gay marriage, something Obama couldn’t quite bring himself to condone during the presidential campaign.
    More here: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news item

  6. Saw this ad online a few days ago and just stared at the screen in disbelief. I can’t wrap my mind around people who think this way, or the idea of hiring actors to say they’re being threatened by gay marriage. It’s a strange, strange country I’m living in.

    –MDS

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