Religious right ad faces gathering storm of spoofs

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by Andy Birkey | April 21, 2009 • What was intended to be a serious effort to beat back the forces of marriage equality has become a “camp” sensation across the country. The National Organization of Marriage dumped $1.5 million into an ad campaign called the “Gathering Storm” and is set to air in key states where marriage equality is advancing, but it already has aired in much of the county in the form of parody gays and lesbians, celebrities, and just about anyone with a camera have done their own interpretation.

Andy Birkey lives in Minneapolis. He is an LGBT community advocate and blogs on politcial, social, and community issues. Read his blog at Eleventh Avenue South
Andy Birkey lives in Minneapolis. He is an LGBT community advocate and blogs on politcial, social, and community issues. Read his blog at Eleventh Avenue South

The original “The Gathering Storm”:

A group of celebrities, including George Takei, Alicia Silverstone and Lance Bass, performed one of the funniest spoofs in “A Gaythering Storm” by the Giant Gay Repellent Umbrella.

A Gaythering Storm from Jane Lynch

A Wake Up World with Hope and Davis version:Stephen Colbert and the Colbert Coalition:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
The Colbert Coalition’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ad
colbertnation.com
Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor Gay Marriage Commercial

A version directed and edited by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Clark Johnsen:

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