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Video: What we can expect when #MARRYland goes to referendum

Marriage equality

Cross-posted at Good As You

By Jeremy Hooper

First, “Protect Marriage Maryland” head Robert Broadus will fault the pro-equality side for being motivated, diverse early birds who are able to organize their peeps. Then he’ll say all kinds of other stuff about his personal faith, our public policy, and bisexuals who innately want to marry multiple people. Watch as much as you can stomach:]


Or use his time to show us which states are most defying God:

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But don’t worry, Robert: We’ll make sure it gets heard once you all insist on putting our rights on the ballot.


  • 1. Michelle Evans  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Another hater hiding behind his religion.

  • 2. Rhie  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I know. It's becoming such a cliche it's ridiculous.

  • 3. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Wonder when he's going to get caught sending shirtless cell phone photos to underage guys.

  • 4. BrianD  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Lol, it's only a matter of time before that happens. This level of vitriol comes from somewhere and I'm learning more and more everyday that those things that drive us as adults are often buried in the past…

  • 5. bJason  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:53 am

    no surprise here

  • 6. Kathleen  |  February 26, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Finally able to post again??

  • 7. bJason  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Hurray! Welcome back!

  • 8. Sagesse  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:56 am

    And Bishop Jackson… tho he's been kinda quiet lateley.

  • 9. Ronnie  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:06 am

    "which states are most defying God"

    Dear Brutus…I mean Broadus<

    1) Which "God"?
    2) Please provide an American law where is states that ALL American's must bow down to Robert Broadus….I mean your version of "God"….I can state a law that says ALL Americans don't.

    Just saying….<3…Ronnie

  • 10. up&Adam  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Tea Party Chiropractor=couldn't get into medical school

  • 11. Straight Ally #3008  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Love the Ark with the rainbow. Yay, mass extinction/genocide!

  • 12. bJason  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:31 am

    Vengeful OTgod is vengeful!

  • 13. Straight Ally #3008  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Oh, and Illinois should be labeled more defiant.

  • 14. John  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:37 am

    Oh, the wonderful "male and female He created them…"

    Apparently these few words, translated from Hebrew into English, and taken completely out of context, are supposed to mean that God not only created men and women, but no intersexed people. And he not only created them, but he created them with their sex organs matching their gender identities, which, in turn, match the American gender roles as they are imagined to have been in 1950 by right-wing bigots. Finally, God intended no variety in sexual orientation, but laid out that each sex was to be attracted only to the opposite sex. So, an intersexed, transsexual, or gay person is not the person God wants them to be, because if they were, sex, gender identity, gender role, and sexual attraction would match in the way the right wing bigot expects. Otherwise, we have a situation where, for example, a gay man, isn't living "as a man" in the bigot's eyes. Wow, that's a lot to read into a few words!

    Hmmm…pretty much every part of that is factually incorrect. Big surprise.

  • 15. Straight Ally #3008  |  February 26, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Then there's the story told by Aristophanes in Plato's Symposium, which of all things was set to music in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

  • 16. John  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Oh, never mind the bigots also say that God created them, both male and female, in God's image. Yet they insist on God being exclusively male. Strange.

  • 17. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:55 am

    *high fives John* Teach it, J!! Hellooooo Genesis-citers: misogyny much?

  • 18. Marlene  |  February 26, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Not to mention the American Taliban conveniently forget the passage which says "God is neither male nor female; God is God."

    So if he's intersex, binky… why in the hell is your imaginary sky pixie *always* refered to in the male pronoun?

  • 19. fiona64  |  February 28, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Elohim is a gender-neutral term … and plural to boot. It means "gods and/or goddesses."

    I am guessing that most of the Religious Reich thinks the Bible was originally written in English.

    I'm just saying …


  • 20. Richard A. Jernigan  |  February 28, 2011 at 4:06 am

    Especially considering how often I have heard one or more of them spout, "If the King James Version was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me!" That in and of itself lets me know that they have not studied the very book they claim to follow, otherwise they would know that it was written LONG before King James was even a gleam in his daddy's eye!

  • 21. Don in Texas  |  February 26, 2011 at 4:58 am

    You know it was bound to happen:

    Marauding Gay Hordes Drag Thousands Of Helpless Citizens From Marriages After Obama Drops Defense Of DOMA

  • 22. Kate  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:00 am

    oh boy, I love the purple for California! It's my fav.

  • 23. Mark M, (Seattle)  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:33 am

    And I dearly love Washington in Lavender …purdy 🙂

  • 24. Steve  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Well, "lavender" used to be code for "gay" back in the 30s and 40s

  • 25. Mark M (Seattle)  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    My mother once called me the black sheep of the family….
    I informed her I am actually the lavender lamb.
    She was NOT amused LOL

  • 26. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Forget Mom, I'm amused! 🙂

  • 27. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:43 am

    And the unconscious perpetuation of the "Darker=Eviller" meme, looks like.

    Purple is Beautiful! Purple Power! I'm Purple and I'm Proud!

  • 28. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:49 am

    *though as I look more closely–only for the purples.*

    The tan states get *lighter* as they get more evil. Hmmm. And Wyoming's grey? Is that because their stupid anti-marriage-equality constitutional proposal failed this week?

  • 29. CGS  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I know it's immature, but — at 20:55, the screen reads that Broadus will be speaking at "Adam's Ribs Fruitland." Heh heh heh.

  • 30. Kathleen  |  February 26, 2011 at 9:15 am


  • 31. up&Adam  |  February 26, 2011 at 5:36 am

    Perhaps Mr. Broadus should have a look at the 1860 Slavery concentration map showing Maryland ranking 13th in number of slaves, (87,186), maybe some of his ancestors from Saint George County amongst them.

    I wonder how they would have felt about "special rights"?

  • 32. Dave in ME  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:00 am

    It looks like that black preacher is about to marry those two white dudes…

    Anyway, HOW many people were in Maryland supporting the NOM Summer of Bigotry tour, anyway?

    Dave in Maine

    P.S. Just came back from the pro-union rally in Augusta, our state capital. We were about 350-400 or so. The Tea Party people had about 50. Got photos I'll be posting later…

  • 33. Straight Ally #3008  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:08 am

    You mean the Tea Party people who want government not to interfere in their lives, and are against federal regulations that take away powers from the states? 😉

  • 34. Dave in ME  |  February 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm


    Dave in Maine

  • 35. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Great photos, Dave (but dang, it looks cold!)

  • 36. Kathleen  |  February 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Yes to both!

  • 37. Dave in ME  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Argh-yes, it was VERY cold. But we were all very okay with it because there had been a big snow storm the day before and they'll be another, smaller storm today. At least there was sun shining. That's the point I'm at now-thankful that the sun is shining when it's 20F. ANOTHER reason why I want to be back in California!!!

    Thanks for checking out the pics!

    Dave in Maine

  • 38. Bob  |  February 27, 2011 at 9:11 am

    thanks for the photos Dave,,,,, so great to see these rallies for labour unions,, and saving the American Dream, finally make it onto the P8TT site,,,,, Americans joined together ,,, for human rights,,,,, imagining one giant rally,,, with lots of rainbow flags,,, supporting labour rights….

  • 39. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Okay, I started watching this, misreading the time as 3 minutes…but it's 3 HOURS??? Did anyone watch all of this? Crikey.

    No wonder we're faster off the mark…these guys are awful long-winded, but I guess sitting around mythologizing is all they got.

  • 40. Sheryl Carver  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:14 am

    I also misread the length. I'm often willing to listen to 3 – 10 minutes of garbage, just to keep up with their latest bigotry blathering, but 3 HOURS is more of my life than I'm willing to expose to toxin, video or otherwise.

  • 41. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I know I've been cozied up with the laptop and P8TT all morning, but I DO have things to do today. 🙂

  • 42. Straight for Equalit  |  February 26, 2011 at 7:04 am

    After 35+ minutes, there is a period when evidently they are recording nothingness. Then they start giving directions to the interviewer guy about greeting the audience in a time-neutral manner so they can show it any time. Then they seemed to be beginning a new program or episode, or perhaps a re-take. I didn't get beyond that because I had already had more than I could stomach. (I, too, had misread it as 3 minutes!)

  • 43. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 7:10 am

    Thanks for the redux and taking one for the team, SfE. 🙂

  • 44. Dave in ME  |  February 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    How are they able to post such a long clip on YouTube? I thought such lengthy clips were not allowed. I looked all over for a place to hold my church's sermons and finally settled on Vimeo, but they seemed to be the only place that would have clips over 5 or so minutes.

    THREE hours is a long time. Has anyone watched the whole thing yet? Is it all just him going on?

    Dave in Maine

    P.S. I saw an old tv show last night with Mother Love. I used to listen to her all the time on talk radio in L.A. in the early 1990s. Anyone know where she stands with all this? I really really liked her.

  • 45. Luke  |  February 26, 2011 at 8:14 am

    on that map, shouldnt canada be dark purple and mexico purple as well

  • 46. Elizabeth Oakes  |  February 26, 2011 at 8:16 am

    "Egad!" they will cry when they see Luke's North American map, "we're surrounded!"

  • 47. DaveP  |  February 26, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Hee hee. Yes, Steven Colbert commented on this when same sex marriage was legalized in Mexico, exclaiming "America is the straight meat in a big gay sandwich!!"

    How vivid! : )

  • 48. Nicole  |  February 26, 2011 at 8:21 am

    The second video had me in tears. If he doesn't lose you when he starts talking about marrying animals and android [phones?] he'll lose you when he starts quoting Disney's The Lion King. It's seriously the craziest testimony I've ever witnessed.

  • 49. Steve  |  February 26, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Android marriage:

  • 50. Sagesse  |  February 26, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Un huh. But don't tell NOM. We don't want them here.

  • 51. Joel  |  February 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Bi-sexuals innately want to marry multiple people? Isn't that the LDS?

  • 52. Sagesse  |  February 26, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Need a separate calendar for all the goings on.

    NH panel to vote on gay marriage repeal bills

  • 53. Sagesse  |  February 26, 2011 at 9:18 am

    For Richard

    Equality NC receives grant to fight marriage vote

  • 54. Michael Herman  |  February 26, 2011 at 11:38 am


    Just shows you the level of intellegence the sheeple have.

  • 55. Richard A. Jernigan  |  February 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I think I am going to call that number and tell them exactly why marriage is worth defending and exactly how their actions are going completely counter to defending marriage. And I can even give them the proof by putting my husband on the line and letting him give them a little lesson in Hebrew, Aramaic, Chaldean, and the history and culture of the times in which the Torah was written. Just to see how long it takes before they slam the phone down!

  • 56. Rhie  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    I sincerely hope that whoever you call is bound by work place policy to stay on the line at all costs unless the caller becomes verbally abusive.

  • 57. Richard A. Jernigan  |  February 26, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    So do I. But since this is one of those NOM spinoffs, I think that someone trying to teach them something that would open their eyes to the truth would count in their eyes as the caller getting abusive.

  • 58. Ronnie  |  February 27, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Gay Belgian Couple Reunite with Son Stranded for Two Years in Ukrainian Orphanage

    "Laurent Ghilain and Peter Meurrens, a Belgian couple living in Southern France, had been separated from their son Samuel, whom they had through a surrogate, for two years and three months because the Belgian embassy in Kiev refused to issue Samuel a passport due to restrictive surrogacy laws and anti-gay officials in Belgium. Samuel had been living in a Ukrainian orphanage while they fought for his release."

    "The couple was reunited with their son at the Brussels airport on Saturday."


  • 59. Time to hit the phones in&hellip  |  February 27, 2011 at 11:38 am

    […] up on Jeremy’s post yesterday on how hard anti-gay leaders are going to all ends to derail marriage in Maryland, yesterday there […]

  • 60. AnonyGrl  |  February 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

    The first and greatest commandment is, as you say, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind" but you have neglected the second which is like it, "Love your neighbor as yourself." Upon these two commandments is based all of the law and all of the Prophets.

    My dad was a minister… I know that one pretty well, Mr. Broadus, and quoting one while completely ignoring the other is certainly unlikely to be pleasing in the eyes of your god. Might want to consider that for a bit before spouting off about which states are defying what religious laws.

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