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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:03 AM
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John Marcotte: California Man Introduces Amendment To Ban Divorce
John Marcotte, a writer who runs the site BadMouth.net, is collecting signatures to get the "California Protection of Marriage Act" on the ballot. If passed divorce would be illegal in California.

No, John is not a religious zealot (although he has 12 years of Catholic education), instead he's launched this initiative to mock the proponents of Proposition 8, which added "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," to the state's constitution. He told CNN this Act is the the "logical extension of Proposition 8."

Marcotte's Website satirizes the traditional marriage campaigns with lines like:

  • You said "Til death do us part." You're not dead yet.

  • Jesus still loves you if you get divorced -- just not as much as before

  • John + Four and Kate + Four = Sin

  • Pat Robertson is my homeboy


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/15/john-marcotte-...
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:06 AM
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1. Wow, talk about an initiative that will pass in a landslide
Right, Mormons? Will the Latter Day Saints pour millions of dollars into California to support this initiative? Or are they a bunch of hypocrites, who hide behind religion to mask their deep-seated bigotry?
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:06 AM
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2. Yeah wingnuts...
You're so into marriage---then what about the vows of marriage...???

I guess Ronald RayGun would have still been married to Jane Wyman.
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RaleighNCDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:22 AM
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5. On such small things turn the tides of history -
Married to Wyman he would not have fallen under the influence of Nancy Davis and her Republican father. He'd have remained a Roosevelt Democrat and New Dealer, not run for president of SAG and gotten a taste for politics, had a couple half-way decent TV series in the 60s and 70s, then retired to his ranch.

No Reagan Revolution, Carter gets a 2nd term, followed by Kennedy/Hart in '84. No Gulf War. Universal healthcare in 1990. No emergence of the religious right. The Bushs remain relatively obscure in the behind the scenes machinations.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:08 AM
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3. "What god has joined together let no man put asunder"
Sounds like god isn't down with the whole divorce thing.

I'm not sure how the right wing religious wack jobs rationalize that paradox.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:13 AM
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4. ROFL!!! CA is the divorce capitol of the universe....Good luck fundie twit!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:19 AM
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9. Try Reading It Again. He's Hardly a Fundie.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:51 AM
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10. Uh, yeah he is...
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:53 AM
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11. Uh...No, He's Not. He's Trying to Expose the Hypocrisy of Prop 8.
He's not in the least bit a fundie.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:55 AM
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12. Uh, no he's not...He's not trying to expose anything...
...he is a fundie looking to "defend marriage" by continuing the ban on gays from getting married by forcing people to STAY married...

He is a religious nutter...have seen his website?

Get back to me after you have...
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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:57 AM
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13. Yes, I've Seen His Website.
You are SERIOUSLY humor impaired. I suggest you pick up an issue of Mad magazine or some other juvenile publication and begin training yourself to recognize parody and satire.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:01 AM
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15. Wow, am I an idiot or what?? You are 100% right...That is actually quite brilliant...
...totally fooled me..

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Toasterlad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:08 AM
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16. That Is a Relief! You Had Me Scared.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:52 AM
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6. Hahahah...I just became a "Fan" of the site on my FB page
also, I checked out one of the tabs at the top...on Gay Marriage...

http://rescuemarriage.org/2009/09/05/gay-massachusetts /


Some people (judging from their comments on the article) clearly do NOT understand satire...


:rofl:

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Ishmael1 Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:57 AM
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7. Why Stop There?
I say let's get on board and pass this initiative. If anything, it doesn't go far enough. People couldn't divorce in the Middle Ages when the Catholic Church was the only game in town. It was equivalent to heresy. So let's include the Medieval punishment for heresy as the penalty for attempting divorce. Try to divorce and get burned at the stake. In fact, let's legislate against heresy. Then we can revive the Office of the Holy Inquisition to take on these heretic sects like the fundies. As Cardinal Torquemada would say,

Religious tolerance is vastly overated.
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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:58 AM
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8. OMG look at this...DU gets mentioned on the site...
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cbdo2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:01 AM
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14. It's true that nothing destroys more marriages than divorce does.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:09 AM
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17. What's he gonna say if the frickin thing gets on the ballot and passes?
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