Help! The gays are oppressing me!

9 04 2009

“There’s a storm gathering. The clouds are dark and the winds are strong and I am afraid. Some who advocate for same sex marriage have taken the issue far beyond same sex couples. They want to bring the issue into my life. My freedom will be taken away. I’m a California doctor who must choose between my faith and my job. I’m part of a New Jersey church group punished by the government because we can’t support same sex marriage. I’m a Massachusetts parent helpless watching public schools teach my son that gay marriage is okay. But some who advocate same sex marriage have not been content with same sex couples living as they wish. Those advocates want to change the way I live. I will have no choice. The storm is coming. But we have hope, a rainbow coalition of people of every creed and color are coming together in love to protect marriage. Paid for by National Organization for Marriage which is responsible for the content of this ad.”

This has been all over the internet by now, but this amazingly stupid ad campaign from a group calling themselves the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) was something I just had to comment on.

I swear, these people stopped just short of saying “HELP, THE GAYS SNATCHED MY PENIS!” Like, I’ve seen some bad anti-gay marriage ads in my time, but never have I seen a group of people so threatened by the sexuality of others! “Dark clouds”? Give me a break. And what’s this about “I’m a doctor who must choose between my faith and my job.” I’m sorry, but as I have said before, if you’re a doctor who refuses to do your job because it violates your so-called “moral” beliefs, you’re probably an asshole.

Also, it both distresses and amuses the fuck out of me when parents get their panties in a knot that somebody is out there teaching their children that it’s alright to be gay! The horror! Here’s something I’d like to say to all those parents. If your child is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer, they will be that whether you want them too or not, with or without being taught about LGBTQ people in schools. However, if your child is taught that being queer isn’t actually that terrible, it may be the difference between that child growing up to be happy and well-adjusted, and that child committing suicide before the age of 20. That being said, I’m convinced that a lot of fundamentalists only have very conditional love for their children.

Also, the “rainbow coalition” remark made me laugh. Oh no, the gays are even stealing rainbows from the straight people! Now all races and religions can unite in their distaste for people like me.

This is all accented by the fact that a group named NOM is all too easy to make fun of. As a commenter on Feministing said, “I just can’t see their name without thinking “NOM NOM NOM,” as in, their campaign has about as much intellectual rigor as a lolcat.”


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5 responses

10 04 2009
Gaina

Hello :). My friend sent me to have a look at your blog as I’ve just ranted on this very subject in my own blog.

If this wasn’t such spiteful, retarded hate at it’s most frightening, people could almost be forgiven for thinking it’s a spoof ad!

12 04 2009
Tirade

Hey now! That’s insulting to LOLcats everywhere! :)

16 04 2009
Idir

I feel horrible for saying this, but, am I the only one that always misreads feministing as fisting? :p

19 04 2009
Sunflower

That’s twice this weekend I’ve had cause to admire comments at Feministing – very odd; usually the comment threads there make me want to throw things. I have to agree with Tirade, though; I’ve seen many LOLcats with considerably more intellectual rigor than those folks.

I’m not sure which amuses me more: this lot referring to themselves as a “Rainbow Coalition”, or the teabaggers. Five minutes, just five minutes on Google, people, to check to make sure you’re not unintentionally invoking implications that will render your Cause a pop-culture laughingstock.

Idir – mostly I don’t, but occasionally I have. Now that you’ve brought it up, I probably won’t be able to not do it. (Which is more a “thank you” than a “darn you”.)

Sunflower

22 05 2009
queerunity

NOM is such a silly and sorry ass org

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