Federal Marriage Amendment: The C-List Speaks Out
The Senate Republican Conference is tired of the Hollywood liberal elite using its awesome star power to, ahem, push the gay agenda down America's throat. Take "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," Madonna and Britney, "Will and Grace," Kerry and Edwards. . . They're fighting fire with fire. Today at 3PM, former Washington Redskin Darrell Green, actor Dean Jones, and Pat fucking Boone will speak out in favor of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
So it's really more like fighting fire with a stick that's been sitting under a lamp for awhile.
Also: Rick Santorum will be rutting with a dog himself if these are the best celebrity spokespeople for heterosexuality they can find. Dean Jones? Famous for (or, as the press release more accurately puts it, "known chiefly as") his role in "Herbie the Love Bug." Everyone knows that Herbie took it up the tailpipe. And Darrell Green? Really, nothing screams traditional values more than a guy who spends a lot of time around other sweaty, naked men. As for Pat Boone: Are we trying to say that straight people are pussies? And that pussies are boring?
Classic mixed message.
Press release in its sort of pitiful entirety after the jump.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 13, 2004
Entertainers Weigh in on Marriage Vote
Say Hollywood Voice Muffled by Intolerance
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Washington Redskin Darrell Green, Actor Dean Jones, and performers Marvin Winans and Pat Boone will publicly express support for the protection of traditional marriage at a press conference today in the U.S. Capitol. Some will make the case that pro-family sentiment is muffled in Hollywood by intolerance. In contrast to last week 's star-studded New York fundraiser for Kerry/Edwards (who are also against same-sex marriage), where celebrities called President Bush vulgar names and slurred hateful comments; today 's event will highlight a pro-family voice coming from the entertainment industry.
This group of entertainers is part of a parade of groups rallying in Washington, D.C. this week around the Wednesday vote. African-American groups, Civil Rights Leaders, Religious Leaders and others are calling on the Senate to define marriage in America as the union of one man and one woman.
• Senator Rick Santorum
• Darrell Green (Green played for the Washington Redskins for twenty years, earning seven trips to the Pro-• Bowl. Once the fastest man in the NFL, he retired as the oldest defensive back ever in the NFL)
• Dean Jones (Jones was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 1971, and is known chiefly as one of Disney ' s top stars in the 1960s and 1970s. He is also known for his leading role in " Herbie the Love Bug. ")
• Marvin Winans (Marvin is a member of the gospel group The Winans, who are Grammy, Dove and Stellar award-winners. He is also pastor of a church in Detroit, Michigan.)
• Pat Boone (Boone was the second most-popular singer in the United States in the 1950s - second only to Elvis Presley. He's recognized by Billboard Magazine as the #10 rock recording artist in history.)
WHAT: Press Conference Calling for Passage of the Marriage Amendment
WHEN: 3:00PM Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Mansfield Room (S-207)