NOM NOM Demystified

National Organization for Marriage's "Gathering Storm" is all wet.

Oh, Toto, whatever shall we do???
Oh, Toto, whatever shall we do???

Have you seen the Gathering Storm ad? It's a dull bit of trashy fear-mongering courtesy of the folks from the National Organization for Marriage. If this what they consider making a case, they should consider investing in some new luggage.

The gang at AdLand posted this fabulous drubbing of the ad, debunking NOM's implications that gay marriage will impact the lives and rights of folks across the nation… folks who do have the absolute right to be assholes, homophobes, and even completely stupid – as long as those rights do not infringe upon mine.

P.S. That delicate guy with the Friends swoop at the beginning (see pic) who says, "The clouds are dark; the winds are strong!"? If that model/actor is not a total poof, I will eat my gay marriage license. When I get one.

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Advertising, Gay Marriage, NOM, National Organization of Marriage, ad, Gathering Storm, Rainbow, Homophobia, gay marriage license, poof

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