Waymon Hudson

Florida Amendment 2 Backers Release Ads

Filed By Waymon Hudson | October 18, 2008 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Fundie Watch, Living, Marriage Equality, Politics, The Movement
Tags: Alveda King, Amendment 2, Florida, Marriage Protection Amendment, Martin Luther King Jr., SayNo2.com, Yes2Marriage

Yes2Marriage, the group behind Florida's Amendment 2, the so-called "Marriage Protection" Amendment, has released and started airing a new ad called "Just One Thing"- which is built on the lie that Amendment 2 does "only one thing - defining marriage as a union of a man and a woman" and "no one loses benefits."

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It is part of a new $350,000 ad campaign they just announced (with more funding promised to come later). Much more after the jump, including how they are using Martin Luther King Jr. in their ad campaign.

DrAlvedaKing-full.jpgYes2Marriage is also using Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in their ad campaign to try and fool voters about the true ramifications of Amendment 2. In a radio spot and in robobcalls around the state, Alveda King, who makes sure to identify herself at the beginning of the ad as the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., states that the amendment does not allow discrimination or deprive anyone of rights:

Everyone's civil rights are safe; don't be misled by dishonest ads about benefits. Protecting marriage between one man and one woman simply protects our children and grandchildren.

Disgraceful. And this is from the same campaign that had a pastor, Hayes Wicker, say this about same-sex marriage at a press conference:

This is a tremendous social crisis, greater even than the issue of slavery.

Way to honor Dr. King's memory...

And let's not forget their first commercial called "For God's Design":

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As Projector Leslie pointed out in an earlier post about that ad:

Where are the rings!? For GOD's SAKE how did they overlook showing they should be married before the kid comes along??!!

Those pesky little details...

The SayNo2 Campaign against Amendment 2 has also released a slew of ads and started an intense media blitz, but we obviously need more help here in Florida to defeat this amendment.

If you can, go to www.SayNo2.com and make a donation to help us fight this dangerous amendment and protect our Florida families!

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I remember when gay marriage was legalized here in Canada a few years ago, there was none of these
types of commercials. None for pro, or against gay marriage. It was just legalized, with no outcry's or protests except from...

....Those religious types who came up from the States. I think everyone here in Canada just saw them as funny looking relics from an era long ago.

Why is Canada always so way...WAY ahead of the U.S on this issue......and so many others?

I dunno Alan, but I wish a bunch of you would move here. I mean, you don't need to retire to Florida. Stop in Indiana or Kentucky; it'll be warm for ya'll. :)

I think that one day, they're going to show these commercials in a museum to show how weird people were in our time.

Especially the first one. I think the message, while not as direct as the second, is more pernicious: happiness can only happen when no queers are around.