OK, yeah, that's a rhetorical question.
This ad rehashes the tired old lines that people who are gay having rights and living their lives, is immensely threatening to children's well-being. But as Genia pointed out, it has an added message:
The latest* anti-gay marriage commercial uses really young and really cute white kids to spread the organization’s bogus message that gay marriage is a serious threat to society. I’m guessing NOM figured people would worry more about gay marriage if the lives of cute white kids were at stake.Emphasis mine.
Some other things stood out to me as I transcribed the video. While there are three boys and three girls, only one of the girls speaks, while all of the boys do. Instead, the girls are directed to "look scared," from what I can tell. The boy who gets the most talk time is, not-surprisingly, fair-skinned and blond. And, as Liss noted when I e-mailed her the link,
I just LOVE how the final note is the kid saying, "I'm confused!" as if the world has to be structured so that it's easily comprehensible for childrenI suppose this ad is a perfect one for modern-day social conservatism.
Transcript after the break.
LB = Little Boy; LG = Little Girl
LB1: Grandma, my teacher says… if grandpa was a girl, that’s ok! You could still be married.
Shifts to image of frightened/confused looking LG1.
Voiceover: If we change the definition of marriage…
LG2: God created Adam and Eve? That was so old-fashioned.
Voiceover: Our kids will be taught a new way of thinking..
Shifts to image of confused looking LG3.
LB2: He should’ve created Anna and Eve!
LB1: If my Dad married a man, who would be my mom?
LB3: I’m confused
Voiceover: Marriage is between a man and a woman. Call Governor Lynch today and ask him to support marriage by not supporting House Bill 436.
Genia hat tips Renee.
*The NOM site dates the commercial to Fall 2007--even before the madness that is the "Gathering Storm" ad. Apparently, they dusted it off, tacked on the stuff about [NH] Governor Lynch, and voila!