I posted the first anti-gay ad in Maine over at gay.AMERICAblog.com. It looks like something out of the 80s. One example of a distortion is that the Associated Press never issued a headline with the term “Homosexual Advocacy Group” as this frame indicates:
That headline only exists on anti-gay, wingnut sites like CNS.com. It’s not from the Associated Press. We know the AP gets really irritated over use of its content. What will AP do when its content is distorted in a homophobic t.v. ad?
Don’t forget: The Bishop of Maine is financing this effort. He ordered a second collection this past weekend. The Bishop’s top aide, Marc Mutty who has been detailed to run the anti-gay campaign, claimed they “could have raised as much as $100,000 to $300,000.” (Meanwhile, the Bishop is shutting down parishes and trying to launch a capital campaign because of the dire financial situation of the Diocese.) The Catholic Bishop of Maine learned something from the Mormons who funded the anti-gay Prop. 8 in California last fall. He’s “lying for the lord,” too.
According to an email from No on 1/Protect Maine Equality campaign manager Jesse Connolly:
Today, our opponents launched their first TV ad — and not surprisingly, it’s full of the same sort of distortion and fear-mongering that was so successful in passing California’s Prop 8. They’ve already bought $700,000 in airtime– that means every voter in the state will see their ad at least 20 times.
$700,000 for this ad alone. The Bishop is going all out. We can win this one, but our side needs the resources. No on 1/Protect Maine Equality needs resources to counter the lies. Donate here. We can’t let the lies win this time.