Run for cover, everybody! It's raining gayness!
Following the recent same-sex marriage victories in Iowa and Vermont, a group called the National Organization for Marriage is paying $1.5 million to air an ad (shown below) that flaunts homophobia like its the world's most fabulous feather boa. With a backdrop of ominous gay clouds ejaculating their destructive gay lightning, actors intone the dire weather report (subtext added in brackets):
"There's a [gay] storm gathering."
"The [gay] clouds are dark, and the [gay] winds are strong."
"And I am afraid [of gays]."
Here, just watch it:
Whose idea was it to call this fear-mongering mob "a rainbow coalition"? That's hilarious!
The ad reportedly will run in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and California on CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. (What, no Weather Channel?) The Human Rights Campaign issued a rebuttal to the implied, er, arguments. And Target has announced plans to start stocking these gay-repellent umbrellas .