Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was the biggest megafail in the history of megafails [VIDEO]

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Um... let's just say Minnesota for Marriage's roadshow isn't exactly on par with the Stones in '72 as far as hot tickets go.
Last weekend, Minnesota for Marriage took its show on the road in hopes of drumming up some last-minute bigotry before the legislature gets around to voting on marriage equality.

SEE ALSO: Gay marriage opponents waved bizarre signs during yesterday's Capitol rally [PHOTOS]

The first "rally" on this tour for Minnesota's leading anti-gay group was held in a parking lot in Hinckley. And a TV news report from the local NBC affiliate about that event is perhaps the most unintentionally hilarious thing we've ever seen.

First of all, hardly anyone braved the sleet and snow to attend. Second, Minnesota for Marriage "offered T-shirts and buttons for sale, but ended up tossing some of the shirts into the thin crowd for free [while looking really sad]." And third, the local state Representative -- Democrat Tim Faust -- gets on stage and basically admits he's willing to cast his vote whichever way he thinks the wind is blowing, telling constituents he's undecided and willing to let them make up his mind for him.

Words don't do it justice. Here's the short-and-sweet footage (it's unclear which local station this clip originates from, though it's embedded in this KARE report):



Whew... between this and Mike Frey's testimony, who needs satire?


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Karen L. Grube
Karen L. Grube

Actually, what's pathetic is this disgusting legislature trying to impose genderless "marriage" on the state!

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

Hinckley huh, Tobies?  HICKS...


I would be suprised if anyone commenting on this shit site gave two shits about fags getting married. how trite, how dull.


Seed
Seed

I think more people might show up to rallies like this, but are afraid of being harassed by people recognizing them. Perhaps the rallies would be larger if people were to put hoods up over their faces so people can't recognize them. Imagine what a big rally of hooded people would look like.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Great to see people in the cities open minded to other ideas, that do not match their own. Hypocrites. Its one thing to disagree, its another to become the exact thing you hate while pretending to save face.

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

Although I'm not 100% that Tobie's sponsored this event, they allowed it to take place in their parking lot. I encourage anyone who travels I35 to boycott Tobie's for allowing this, I can get uninspired food anywhere.

green23
green23 topcommenter

The thing that I noticed is that they are wavering on the idea that churches will be forced to perform ceremonies for same-sex couples. Now they're just "not sure about that". 

Also interesting is that their arguments are completely religion-based. They've completely conceded all of their (weak) secular arguments against SSM. 

The paranoia and victimhood of this group is palpable. Mom and Dad are going to get "erased"? How? Are kids going to be confiscated and redistributed to same-sex couples? It sounds scary, so let's pretend that's real, okay? 

The Right is now engaged in inventing fictional "oppressions", and then "bravely" standing up to them. It's a sign that they are getting tired. This was supposed to be a short war, not a battle of attrition, and they're steadily losing.

Jesse Dykhuis
Jesse Dykhuis

They keep saying three dozen and then showing 10 people. It was pathetic

Ben Witkins
Ben Witkins

The t-shirt toss into the crowd of "about three dozen" was probably my favorite part.

Nicholas Rupar
Nicholas Rupar

This whole group is just full of fail, I suppose it's difficult to be excited once you see the writing on the wall.

Hans Dykema
Hans Dykema

Sometimes it's difficult to get all the morons to coordinate their schedules.

Claudie
Claudie

@Karen L. Grube Just as the religious groups tried to push their religious agenda onto legislation?  

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

@Karen L. Grube  Ha! You're spitting into the wind - to put it politely. You sound like one of those Southerners in the 1860s crying about the end of slavery or in the 1960s crying about the Supreme Court decision that allowed interracial marriage.  Don't like it? You can always move to Alabama or some such place that'll probably be the last holdout but mark my words, you're on the wrong end of history.

green23
green23 topcommenter

@Karen L. Grube  They are "imposing" it through the democratic process. Do you have a problem with democracy? If the Legislature passes something that you like, then it's a case of the legislators doing their jobs and you approve. If it's something that you don't like, then it's a case of pure dictatorship and things are being "imposed" on you. 

Got it. You make no sense.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@Seed great troll!  are you referring to maybe a klan rally...very perceptive observation about hoods.   


fkn idiot

green23
green23 topcommenter

@k2yebI'm "open minded" to their ideas. I've examined them, and they don't make sense. 

The religious arguments are eerily similar to those made by evangelicals more than 40 years ago when they opposed inter-racial marriage. Churches were going to be forced to marry mixed-race couples, we were told. God was going to smite us, we were told. Society was going to collapse, we were told. It goes against the Bible, we were told. 

I watched the video, and I did not see one single argument that was not based on religion or paranoia.  

I guess that you buy in to the idea that disagreeing with evangelicals is "bullying" them.  

Look, bozo, these people are free to believe whatever they want. Nobody cares, and nobody wants to "silence" them. We aren't all required to agree with each other. Examining the other side's arguments, reasoning, and credibility is pretty much how adult discourse operates. You, however, want people to simply accept whatever these evangelicals say *without examination*, or else we are being mean and "hateful" to them.

Please explain how *your* disagreement with others here is not "hateful",  bullying, or some sinister attempt to "silence" us.

And also: "pretending to save face"? Is this tiny rally supposed to *humiliate* advocates of SSM? Yeah, ten people disagree with me, and I'm supposed to be ashamed and admit defeat? Yep, I'm just going to carry on as if there aren't a few people out there with contrary opinions, because I'm just pretending to save face. Everyone must agree on everything! The majority must change their views to line up with the minority! That's what America's all about!

Is your brain turned on?

_Joe_
_Joe_

@k2yeb explain.

EDIT:  Specifically, I don't understand how those who disagree are "becoming the exact thing that they hate."  I'd like you to clarify that point please.

fbals081
fbals081

@green23 Karen L. Grube needs a life. She posts on everything related to marriage equality. Sadly, she's an unemployed paralegal.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

green23 I think you bolstered my point, but whatever. You have too much anger to contend with.  As a democrat I find it laughable the partisan sources people use to justify their argument, as our party becomes more like the right wing everyday.

Do you really think this is black and white? That's clearly the problem right there.

Hell part of the fun is just pissing off you freaking radicals that have nothing better to do that rant for 3 paragraphs. I find your hostility to be so minnesotan.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

my mistake i thought you were a close minded hick. you appear to be pro gay weddings?  i was meaning to ask those agaisnt marriage equality why they give a shit? 
Since there is no god and religion is a ponzi scheme, i wonder why people give a shit about homos and what not. i could care less; however, the whole thing is a bit queer

green23
green23 topcommenter

@digitalprotocol @green23  Yeah, good point. I'm not black, so why should I give a shit about slavery? 

It's a civil rights issue. When you deny civil rights to one group, all of our rights are diminished.

Now, explain why I have to justify my positions to you. Why do you care what I think? How does it affect you and yours? 

I'll be interested in your answer. Mostly because I'm thinking it'll be really stupid.

green23
green23 topcommenter

What "partisan sources" did I use? I know that you don't really answer questions, but maybe you can tell me what unbiased sources you rely on when it comes to this issue? 

So, you enjoy pissing people off, yet you are supposed to be the rational one here?

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

@green23 why do you give a shit about gays getting married. why does it matter? how specifically does it effect you and yours?

green23
green23 topcommenter

@k2yeb  Well, you managed to avoid any of my questions, and avoided clarifying any of your points. Good job being persuasive.

Instead, you just insult me. There's another commenter here who pretends to be Democrat and seems to like counting paragraphs. He's also completely unable to have a rational discussion or clarify his position when challenged. 

That's odd behaviour for someone criticising other people for not taking the other side seriously. 

The people who "think it's black and white" seem to be the people in the video. 

I guess anyone who disagrees with you now is a "freaking radical". How "open-minded" of you, and so non-hostile.

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