An ad released last week suggests
children will be left without loving parents if gay marriage is
In the 30-second ad released by the
anonymous group i2Open, two young boys fall from a climbing wall on a
playground. A mother rushes to the side of one of the boys. The
mother asks the other boy, “Where's your mommy?” The boy just
looks sad as two men, presumably the boy's fathers, approach him but
refuse to comfort him.
“Is marriage about what adults demand
or what children need?” a male announcer asks as captions call on
voters to approve a proposed constitutional amendment in Minnesota
which would limit marriage to heterosexual unions. (The video is
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The ad was roundly criticized by The
Young Turks' Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, who called it “absurd.”
“Because gay fathers wouldn't help
their child if he fell,” Kasparian said sarcastically.
“Yeah, they would come in their ratty
sneakers and they'd just stand over him, they'd lord over him.
They'd be like, 'Son you must now learn what it is to have gay
parents. We shall not pick you up at all,'” Uygur added. “Are
you kidding me?”
“Wait a minute. How about us –
straight fathers – are we all assholes like that?” he added.
“That's awesomely comical, but they did not intend that to be