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.

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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