Friday, December 5, 2008

Prop. 8! The Musical

Here's a brilliant sketch on Funny or Die about Proposition 8 (AKA "Proposition Hate"). One thing that struck me is the little dig at anti-Prop. 8 forces near the end: having heard various arguments supporting legalization of gay marriage from Jesus (played by Jack Black) and Neil Patrick Harris, black-clad Fundamentalists, led by Allison Janney and John C. Reilly, exclaim, "We get it now! We've been such fools!" If only things were that simple. The eternal hope that one can reason with willfully ignorant, fearful people is a chronic failing of progressives. Or maybe it's a good thing?

Oh well. We can only hope The New Yorker is right when it says that Prop. 8 was one of the last gasps of the anti-gay marriage movement. This is one of the defining civil rights issues of our era in the United States.

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