Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | April 19, 2009

And they all came tumbling down

Frank Rich was inspired for today’s column by the laughingstock-fodder anti-marriage equality “Gathering Storm” ad. Key quote:

Yet easy to mock as “Gathering Storm” may be, it nonetheless bookmarks a historic turning point in the demise of America’s anti-gay movement.

What gives the ad its symbolic significance is not just that it’s idiotic but that its release was the only loud protest anywhere in America to the news that same-sex marriage had been legalized in Iowa and Vermont. If it advances any message, it’s mainly that homophobic activism is ever more depopulated and isolated as well as brain-dead.

In addition to his spot-on assessment of the “Gathering Storm” idiocy, read all of Rich’s column for his take on right-wingers who are finally seeing the light on what “all men are created equal” and “equal protecton of the laws” really mean.


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