Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to “call in gay” today (2008-12-10) to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians. Organizers of “Day Without a Gay” are also encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money. Designed to show the size and impact of the gay and lesbian community, the grass-roots effort comes just weeks after California’s Proposition 8 initiative.
The ballot proposition defended the definition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman and consequently eliminated the possibility of same-sex couples marrying in the state. The voters in favor of ending same-sex marriage won with 52.3%.
But many in California’s homosexual community did not accept the loss. The more militant losers marched in the streets, accosted by-standers, criticized christians and blacks (who predominantly voted in favor of the proposition), ransacked churches, and launched intensive media campaigns claiming those who opposed them were involved in a conspiracy of hate-speech. Now, they’ve developed a more creative means to sway public opinion and the next election.
A farcical (and anti-Christian) Funny Or Die skit composed by Marc Shaiman features a glittering cast of comedians to weigh in on the controversial California ballot initiative passed last month. Lending support to the cause are Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Craig Robinson, and Neil Patrick Harris. In it’s first week, the not-so-funny spoof has garnered nearly 3 million views on FunnyOrDie.com.
The same day that the musical was released (2008-12-02), Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert did the following clip, “The Word – A Man Named Plaxico”. Plaxico Burress is the NY Giants wide receiver who accidentally shot himself in the thigh when his gun fell down his sweatpants at a nightclub in Manhattan. Stephen Colbert explains how he believes this relates to the Prop 8 story.
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