Anti-gay forces launch first inaccurate t.v. ad in Maine campaign

Hat tip Chino Blanco for finding the first ad on the air in Maine from the anti-gay forces. I have to say, I’m not impressed. It looks like an ad from the 80s. Of course, it’s filled with all kinds of errors and inaccurate assertions.
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For example, AP never issued a headline with the term “Homosexual Advocacy Group” as this frame indicates:

That headline only exists on anti-gay sites. It’s not from the Associated Press. One would think that if the Catholic Church is going to fund this campaign — and it is, the Bishop would at least instill on some level of honesty. They’re desperate and they’re lying.

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. Help fund our side. No on 1/Protect Maine Equality needs resources to counter the lies. Donate here. We can win this one.

Jeremy Hooper has a most excellent video response to the ad, too.


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