Skip to comments.NBC changes rules to allow gay `Today' wedding
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at tv.yahoo.com ...
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...
“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.
It just gets worse and worse....I’m getting tired of being forced to participate in this homo crap.
There’s a reason that I’ve not watched TV in years.
Ratings must’ve been declining....
One more reason to not watch NBC.
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.
If more people just turned this pablum off, the problem would eliminate itself.
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I guess I’m not a fair-minded American.
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!
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.
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.
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.
I guess they missed all the gay marriage initiatives that have been soundly defeated in state after state.
Just turn the TV off and do something else. There
is no requirement to watch TV.
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.
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.
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".
I thought the same. I can only conclude that they will do this to try to portray it as "normal".
The founders of every national network 80 years ago would be APPAULED to see what has become of their corporations.
Can Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper marry or are their network backgrounds incompatible?
Hmmm, did you by any chance copyright or trademark that phrase???...BTW, what time zone are you in?
Silence is acquiescence to deviancy.
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.
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?
I’m in CST
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.
“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.
I don't have a problem with this ,if there is a hanging afterwards
I don't have a problem with this ,if there is a hanging afterwards
This is the same Today show that’s filmed in New York? (Not Massachusetts or Vermont?)
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.
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!
“Can Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper marry or are their network backgrounds incompatible?”
Chris Matthews only dates black men.
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.
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
never watch those 3 local channels, they make me sick and how anyone can watch them is beyond me
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.
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.