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    December 05, 2008

    Proposition 8, The Musical

    Posted by: Chris

    It apparently took only one day to write, one day to cast, and one day to shoot, but a few celebs with a sense of humor actually managed to take on Prop 8 and even put it to music:

    See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

    I'm not saying this little video would have won the day if it had been created before Election Day. But "Proposition 8, The Musical" does manage to do what the massive No-on-8 campaign did not: get at the heart of the Prop 8 debate, including Biblical distortions and, most importantly, church-state separation.

    No on 8 didn't just squander the money advantage here. We had the better argument, too.

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    1. Randy on Dec 5, 2008 6:16:22 PM:

      You've got to be kidding? I wish it would have come out before the vote too ... Prop 8 would have won by even wider margins.

      Chris... I am surprised you think this actually gets at the heart of anything.

    1. dimitri on Dec 5, 2008 10:03:53 PM:

      Some grassroots support for same sex binational couples:

      VOTE ON IT

      www.change.org/...

    1. tristram on Dec 6, 2008 10:59:08 PM:

      I doubt the musical would have changed many minds (unless there were some diehard Jack Black fans who somehow favored Prop 8). But it does go to the heart of a couple of things: 1) the mean-spirited inconsistency of the religious fundamentalists who do indeed 'pick and choose' their scripture to justify a theology that is based on anything but love; and 2) the irrepressible (if not universally appreciated) spirit of a large segment of the queer community - negate our rights and deny our basic humanity, and some of us scream, some march, and others put on a musical !!! I loved it!

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