Thursday, December 4, 2008

Prop. 8: The Musical?

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One of the latest Prop. 8 viral crazes is this video from that mocks Prop. 8 supporters, showing them as trying to sneak hate into the Constitution while everyone's basking in the glow of Obama's presidential run.

Obviously you can't take this video too seriously - I mean, Jack Black as Jesus Christ? Seriously? If I weren't devout, I'd probably find it funny, but mocking religion has no humor for me - but it really is unfortunate how the facts of the matter are hidden by the humor, satire and pithy sound bytes that speak to my generation. People don't look into the facts anymore. Goodness gracious! I mean, for starters, the Law of Moses of the Old Testament was fulfilled by Christ's coming, so that's why those nitpicky dietary laws and such are passe. However, homosexuality is categorized as sinful in the New Testament. And, thankfully, we have modern-day prophets who guide the way on the matter, too.

I could go on and on - but I'll spare you.

The video's cast is pretty phenomenal - a TON of actors I really like! Well, they're entitled to their opinions, as I'm entitled to mine.

It's really so blatant how "good is called evil" and "evil is called good" nowadays. I was thinking this over on my commute this morning, when a local radio station was promoting a "holiday hottie" photo contest sponsored by Hustler. Twenty years ago, that kind of filth and smut was hush-hush; now it's paraded around as delightful and liberating while wholesome, virtuous values are degraded as unenlightened and backwards.

Anyways... if you feel so inclined, go comment here. I'm sure there will be far more No on 8 comments on there, so it would be good to get our voice into that dialogue.


ruby said...
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Christa Jeanne said...

Awww, thanks, Rainbow! That made my morning. Things have gotten busy with Thanksgiving and Christmas upon us, but we'll keep blogging away - there is just too much work to do in fighting for the right. Keep it up!!! :)

daniel said...

You know Jack Black trying to teach me how to follow the teachings of the Bible is worth about as much as me trying to tell him how to carry out an effective acting career...only less so.

As Ruby noted this is so full of fallacies and blatant lies it's not even funny and picking it apart isn't worth the time.

thepomegranateapple said...

this "musical" is kind of pointless. the good thing is that it's so refreshing to watch this and say to myself: i can take that musical apart line by line and calmly explain why it's erroneous or false.

that feels pretty good.

it doesn't work as an effective satire, because every single punchline is built on empty fallacies. thanks for posting!