Friday, February 08, 2013

'Meet the British Maggie Gallagher' and other Friday midday news briefs



Remember that episode of Sanford and Son where the lead character Fred Sanford met a white version of his nemesis, his sister-in-law Esther? In that spirit, I present to you the British version of Maggie Gallagher.

In this debate, she is commenting negatively on the decision by the British government to pursue the passage of marriage equality. For those who don't want to watch the entire thing, just take a glimpse at the first part and notice how the moderator makes her backtrack from her "marriage has existed the same way from the beginning of time" talking point.

However for those who are a student of such things, pay attention to what she says during the debate and notice how "oddly" her talking points mirror the ones used by Gallagher, NOM, and others attempting to hinder marriage equality in America, including the "homosexuals have no right to redefine the definition of marriage for all of us" lie.

If you don't think these folks are collaborating, then you are in a deep coma.

In other news:

Maryland Middle School Promotes Ex-Gay Therapy To Students - Unbelievable. Don't show this trash to our children!  UPDATE - The video has been pulled!

TWO Report: Gerard van den Aardweg, NARTH’s Nastiest Reparative Therapist - Wayne Besen dismantles another phony researcher from that discredited group that religious right organizations rely on so much.

Former Teammate Implies That Darnell Dockett Is Gay, Enrages Darnell Dockett - Wooooweee! Dude! There are worse things than being called gay.  A serial killer. A cannibal. A fan of Rush Limbaugh and Fox News.

1 comment :

Wade MacMorrighan said...

I noticed the same memes and talking points, too. And I *loved* how the Mod. made her backtrack, though it would have been nice if he had mentioned that Gay people in Pagan and shamanic communities have been allowed to marry since the beginning of time, and many still are!