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NBC changes rules to allow gay `Today' wedding
Yahoo ^ | 07/08/10 | DAVID BAUDER

Posted on 07/09/2010 1:48:40 PM PDT by Borges

After a meeting with gay and lesbian activists on Thursday, NBC's "Today" show said it is changing the rules for its annual wedding contest to allow same-sex couples to apply for a ceremony conducted on morning TV.

NBC extended the deadline for applications until Monday. Already thousands of couples have expressed interest in the on-air wedding, which the top-rated morning show has sponsored for a decade, a spokeswoman said.

"We're thrilled that `Today' show's `Modern Wedding Contest' now recognizes what most fair-minded Americans have already concluded — a wedding celebrates love and commitment, whether the spouses are straight or gay," said Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

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1 posted on 07/09/2010 1:48:41 PM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Well the Presbyterian Church (USA) is about to amend the book of order to say that marriage is between “two people.” And they’re going to give insurance to gay families. So maybe the Today winners can get married in a PC(USA) church!

Something about hell and handbaskets...


2 posted on 07/09/2010 1:50:58 PM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Borges

“What fair-minded Americans have already concluded”

Oh really? If that was in fact the case, I wouldn’t be complaining. So far, all these “victories” were brought about by a handful of liberal judges making their own laws.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 1:51:58 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: Borges
So the next dozen or so “weddings” will all be homosexual justification weddings.
And they wonder why their rates are in the tank.
4 posted on 07/09/2010 1:52:08 PM PDT by svcw (True freedom cannot be granted by any man or government, only by Christ.)
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To: Borges

It just gets worse and worse....I’m getting tired of being forced to participate in this homo crap.


5 posted on 07/09/2010 1:52:08 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Borges

There’s a reason that I’ve not watched TV in years.


6 posted on 07/09/2010 1:53:48 PM PDT by benewton
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To: Borges

Ratings must’ve been declining....


7 posted on 07/09/2010 1:54:28 PM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29. Over 250 roll call votes missed and counting...)
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To: Borges

One more reason to not watch NBC.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 1:54:34 PM PDT by Disgusted in Texas
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To: Borges

Welp hey, NBC has the right to do whatever it wants to attract viewers.

The thing here is for such a thing to repel viewers. Which it will, if a same-sex couple should be selected.

But if the public tunes in....well that’s the free market and so be it.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 1:55:12 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Sacajaweau
Forced to participate? Does your television not have an OFF button?

If more people just turned this pablum off, the problem would eliminate itself.

10 posted on 07/09/2010 1:56:03 PM PDT by brewcrew
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11 posted on 07/09/2010 1:56:17 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Borges

I guess I’m not a fair-minded American.


12 posted on 07/09/2010 1:56:49 PM PDT by skookum55 (A natural-born US citizen since 1955.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Marriage is between “two people”? Well, that clearly discriminates against polygamists! I’m sure “fair-minded people” can agree that we are not going to tolerate such intolerance from the Presbyterian church! And that doesn’t even cover polygamists who practice bestiality! Shame on the Presbyterian Church for its narrow-minded bigotry!


13 posted on 07/09/2010 1:56:55 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Obama knows what a library is, but he spends his time in the "A Complete Idiot's Guide To" section.)
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To: Borges

somehow, I don’t see a whole bunch of bored housewives and retirees voting to watch a summer gay wedding. But I’m just guessing, I know nothing of the viewership of the Today show.


14 posted on 07/09/2010 1:57:07 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (Remember in November.)
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To: wagglebee

I haven’t watched the show in over 10 years, so can’t boycott, and am not the least bit surprised. Most tv today, including the so called news, is far too offensive for viewing.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 1:58:32 PM PDT by gidget7 ("When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Feline_AIDS
Well the Presbyterian Church (USA) is about to amend the book of order to say that marriage is between “two people"

The next thing to fall will be the requirement of only two people. How will anyone limit marriage to any definition? Upon what bedrock of law?

We are witnessing the crumbling of the basic foundation of society.

16 posted on 07/09/2010 2:00:06 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: Borges
...now recognizes what most fair-minded Americans have already concluded — a wedding celebrates love and commitment, whether the spouses are straight or gay,"

I guess they missed all the gay marriage initiatives that have been soundly defeated in state after state.

17 posted on 07/09/2010 2:01:27 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Sacajaweau

Just turn the TV off and do something else. There
is no requirement to watch TV.


18 posted on 07/09/2010 2:09:03 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Borges
Although I don't like it much, I'm not terribly surprised that NBC would go this route and bow to Sodomite's demands that same-sex couples be included in the Today wedding contest.

The media has long been pro-homosexual and has often broadcast drama and comedy shows with homosexual behavior presented as 'normal' Few sane people buy into the desperate attempts by Sodomites to portray their deviancy as 'normal' and 'natural'. It isn't. However, the insane PC culture has foisted the concept of homosexual behavior as an 'alternative lifestyle' and those who engage in that behavior as 'victims of society' and, 'minorities'.

The meme is that any disapproval of homosexual behavior is tantamount to an ugly form of bigotry on your part. Of course, since many of those in opposition to the attempt to normalize homosexual behavior base their opposition on their religious beliefs (for Christians, the Bible) the advocates for 'gay marriage' sneer and curse at them and call it 'religious bigotry' and, the big buzz word: (all together now) 'hate'. This is supposed to shut you up and send you scurrying away, muttering apologies as you go. It doesn't work. Just about every major religion in the world condemns/prohibits sodomy and that includes Islam, the left's new favorite religion.

The good thing with this silly NBC wedding contest and admitting homosexual 'couples' into the game is that the Today show viewers pick the winning couple. Now, it could easily be rigged but I doubt that America is going to vote en mass for two guys or woman planning a faux 'wedding'. Of course, in these topsy-turvy times, I could be proven wrong. I hope not.

19 posted on 07/09/2010 2:10:34 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: wagglebee

PING


20 posted on 07/09/2010 2:13:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Fishtalk
But if the public tunes in....well that’s the free market and so be it.

So peddling depravity for a buck is ok? I'm thinking no. Our form of government depends on morality to work. Check out some quotes from the old white dudes.

21 posted on 07/09/2010 2:13:59 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Borges
Sam Champion and Shepard Smith can finally get married on NBC!
22 posted on 07/09/2010 2:14:47 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Sacajaweau
It just gets worse and worse....I’m getting tired of being forced to participate in this homo crap. That is the way i feel!
23 posted on 07/09/2010 2:15:48 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Fishtalk
Welp hey, NBC has the right to do whatever it wants to attract viewers.

By idocracy standards that means in 2505, we'll have "ow my balls" and stroke programming on 24-7. And you can go to Starbucks for a full body "latte".

24 posted on 07/09/2010 2:15:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I guess they missed all the gay marriage initiatives that have been soundly defeated in state after state.

I thought the same. I can only conclude that they will do this to try to portray it as "normal".

25 posted on 07/09/2010 2:16:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Fishtalk

The founders of every national network 80 years ago would be APPAULED to see what has become of their corporations.


26 posted on 07/09/2010 2:16:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Can Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper marry or are their network backgrounds incompatible?


27 posted on 07/09/2010 2:18:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: a fool in paradise
full body "latte"

Hmmm, did you by any chance copyright or trademark that phrase???...BTW, what time zone are you in?

28 posted on 07/09/2010 2:18:55 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Myrddin; Sacajaweau
Just turn the TV off and do something else. There is no requirement to watch TV.

Silence is acquiescence to deviancy.

29 posted on 07/09/2010 2:19:00 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: exit82

Bill Ayers wrote in his autobiography that when he engaged in male-male relationships and swapping within the Weather Underground, it was to “smash monogamy”.

The agenda is naked for those who dare see it.


30 posted on 07/09/2010 2:19:41 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: King Moonracer

That phrase was in the movie “Idiocracy” about the continual dumbing down of this nation. As the corporations go to expand their bottom lines at any cost, it’s what we can expect to see.

In England, they discovered that a big budget porno film had been shot in an empty wing of a public hospital.

They say that it was a good money maker.

I suggested that they hire out the nurses as prostitutes and really watch the money come in.

After all, what do good do standards and practices serve anyway?


31 posted on 07/09/2010 2:22:27 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: King Moonracer

I’m in CST


32 posted on 07/09/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: Borges

dumb...


33 posted on 07/09/2010 2:24:49 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought it was a funny phrase, and I have not seen Idiocracy (since we’re living it now). I was thinking how Pat O’Reilly trede-marked “three-peat”, and figured a race to the TM office would ensue...
Thanks for the Info.


34 posted on 07/09/2010 2:26:40 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Borges

“You may now kiss the ?” What ever it’s called, my guess is a lot of channel changing will be taking place just at that moment.


35 posted on 07/09/2010 2:28:09 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: svcw
So the next dozen or so “weddings” will all be homosexual justification weddings.

I don't have a problem with this ,if there is a hanging afterwards

36 posted on 07/09/2010 2:28:52 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: svcw
So the next dozen or so “weddings” will all be homosexual justification weddings.

I don't have a problem with this ,if there is a hanging afterwards

37 posted on 07/09/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: Borges

This is the same Today show that’s filmed in New York? (Not Massachusetts or Vermont?)


38 posted on 07/09/2010 2:30:45 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: a fool in paradise
80 years ago would be APPAULED

It's not that I disagree with you but first, seriously, you do the conservative cause no great deal with that kind of spelling. We all make spelling mistakes but you got yours capitalized all big and bold and I can't believe you didn't see how odd it looked.

However, what the hell is your point? Do you really think like the FCC should PROHIBIT NBC from giving a wedding to same sex couples?

Which makes me first qualify that I really am unfamiliar with what this is all about so correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think NBC has the authority to make a marriage between same sex couples official or anything.

NBC does what...provides weddings stuff/puts on a wedding, for engaged folks? Same sex couples, so far as I know, are allowed to have a wedding all day, any day of the week. They just don't have a marriage license is all. The NBC thing is about the pomp and circumstance of it all, not what went on down at city hall.

So you really think what...the FCC should not allow a wedding ceremony between same sex couples to be shown on TV?

You really think that? You think that's some kind of winning strategy?

My original contention was, and still is, that if NBC shows such a thing, the public will either tune in or tune out. Experience has it, based on my anecdotal evidence, that same sex marriages/love type of events, really aren't all that well-received by the public because....well I'll go out on a limb and state it's probably cause most of the planet is heterosexual and homosexuality is repugnant to most. I know the homos don't like this but they can lead every damn one of us to water but they can't make us drink.

But what's wrong with my concept that the public will either buy it, or they won't? I'm thinking NBC might have one same sex wedding, the public will watch out of curiousity and that will likely be the end of it.

But no, I don't want the FCC to make showing such a thing on TV illegal.

Conservatives don't normally want the FCC running the show like that.

39 posted on 07/09/2010 2:40:44 PM PDT by Fishtalk
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To: Borges
But the real question -— Can Queers “tie the knot”?

Based on below —— The answer is “No”!

Among the Germanic Goths of northern Europe in 200 A.D., a man usually married a woman from within his own community. However, when there were fewer women, the prospective bridegroom would capture his bride from a neighboring village.

After the bridegroom captured his bride, he placed her on his left to protect her, thus freeing his right hand or sword hand against sudden attack. “To tie the knot” finds it origins here.

To protect the virtue of this very young bride from the other lustful men, often times soldiers, the best man and future groom, would strip the poor girl and put upon her body layers and layers of clothing, types of corsets, tied with knots and only upon the day of consummation, would the groom then “free” his new wife and legally make her his property.

It was a part of the ceremony, that as soon as the priest or lawyer, pronounced them married, it was not fully legal, until they consummated the marriage, which would be done immediately after the ceremony, sometimes in front of the guests.

It is from this, horrible documentary, that the garter originates. You see, in order to untie all those knots, the groom would then have to rip off her clothing, and sometimes, those guests would join in.

To take some of her clothes, was considered good luck for those other young lads, who so wanted a wife. Less they even become a servant to the groom. So, to fight off this rambunctious crowd, the groom would throw pieces of her clothing at them.

Soooo, don't think this would work for Queers!

40 posted on 07/09/2010 2:42:10 PM PDT by TRY ONE (Another Beer Summit.....another day in Debt)
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To: Borges
So Matt and Al are finally tying the knot?


41 posted on 07/09/2010 2:45:00 PM PDT by x
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To: a fool in paradise
Bill Ayers looks like the poster boy for taking it in the a$$ - and loving it. Ayers should have been thrown in jail many years ago...he would have enjoyed his accommodations. What a complete waste of humanity and oxygen.
42 posted on 07/09/2010 2:45:47 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Can Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper marry or are their network backgrounds incompatible?”

Chris Matthews only dates black men.


43 posted on 07/09/2010 2:46:42 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Borges


44 posted on 07/09/2010 2:47:44 PM PDT by x
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To: Fishtalk; a fool in paradise
But what's wrong with my concept that the public will either buy it, or they won't? I'm thinking NBC might have one same sex wedding, the public will watch out of curiousity and that will likely be the end of it.

No. By it's participation, NBC is PROMOTING deviancy. And promoting legal same sex unions. And that will NOT be the end of it. IF they get away with it, it is one more step down the path to a totally immoral society. Anyone not speaking out against it is allowing it to progress. Silence is acquiescence.

45 posted on 07/09/2010 2:49:56 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: wagglebee

F-IN SICKENING


46 posted on 07/09/2010 2:55:07 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: DJ MacWoW

My TV is off 99.9% of the time. When it is powered
up, it serves as a hi-def monitor for a BluRay player.
If commercial TV went off the air, I would have to
hear the good news from some other source who
actually cares.


47 posted on 07/09/2010 2:57:05 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: gidget7

never watch those 3 local channels, they make me sick and how anyone can watch them is beyond me


48 posted on 07/09/2010 2:57:15 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Myrddin

My TV was unplugged 2 and a half years ago. It still sits on the floor where we set it down when we moved. I only miss gardening/landscaping shows and Holmes on Homes. Nothing else.


49 posted on 07/09/2010 3:00:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: a fool in paradise

in the late 60’s commie manifesto it states that homosexuality should be pushed as to destroy America from within,

They knew back then that the backbone of this great country was the normal traditional family.

For 40 years they have been trying and trying to make it look normal.
We have to and I do make it a point that homosexuality is not normal or natural if the subject gets around to it , even if I have just met the people .

9 out of 10 people agree and the ones which do not just shrug their shoulders.


50 posted on 07/09/2010 3:01:54 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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