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Grammys to Feature On-Air Weddings of 34 Couples [including gays]
New York Times ^ | 01/26/14 | Ben Sisario

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:40:27 AM PST by LonelyCon

At the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, pop’s megastars will compete for the music industry’s most prestigious trophy, and put on flashy performances that are sure to ricochet through social media.

But the producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love,” which became a marriage-equality anthem last year just as that issue was drawing intense national attention.

Mr. Lewis, the group’s producer, said that the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”

(Excerpt) Read more at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: grammys; hollywood; homosexualagenda; marriage; music; radicalleft
Another reason not to watch, as if I needed one.
1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:40:27 AM PST by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

Visions of Mussolini and castor oil......


2 posted on 01/26/2014 10:44:39 AM PST by cincinnati65
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To: LonelyCon
Don't care, not going to watch...got better things to do.

Reading a book for one


3 posted on 01/26/2014 10:44:59 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: LonelyCon

Trashy, immoral and degenerate ‘awards’ shows are a waste of time. Pass.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 10:46:33 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: LonelyCon
I don't think I've watched any award show in 30 years.
However, I will admit I get a ton of laughs listening to Joan Rivers blast the living-hell out of the Hollyweird nobodies on Fashion Police.
5 posted on 01/26/2014 10:48:04 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LonelyCon

Just another reason why NOT to watch that crap..if I want to see an AIDS filled event I can go to West Hollywood and sit on their toilets


6 posted on 01/26/2014 10:48:25 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: LonelyCon

More brain washing.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 10:51:06 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: LonelyCon

Strange thing is, they’re billing this a tribute to matrimony when they’re doing everything they can to destroy matrimony.

With exceptions of course, the music industry should just adopt the following motto.

We do not believe in marriage, monogamy, respect for underage children, and if we can get them drugged up or drunk and pregnant before 18, so much the better. And now we want the official age of consent done away with. Come join us today kiddies...


8 posted on 01/26/2014 10:52:09 AM PST by DoughtyOne (ZERO is still zero, and John Kerry is a mock-puppet!)
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To: LonelyCon

I always thought they were “Moonies.”


9 posted on 01/26/2014 10:52:42 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: LonelyCon

Just more ridicule and mocking of the institution of marriage by the commie lib progs. They’ve always got to be “in your face” about something.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 10:53:17 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: LonelyCon

Any guesses yet as to how or when one of the Obamas will profane this already ridiculous spectacle? “As a fellow Grammy Award (tm) winner (*)...”

(*) Yep, in 2008 for his audiobook, just part of the anointment process...


11 posted on 01/26/2014 10:53:34 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: LonelyCon
Will Obama be performing the nuptials?


12 posted on 01/26/2014 10:58:11 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: LonelyCon
Another reason not to watch, as if I needed one.

If I had planned to watch it I'd boycott it. However, I have little use for current pop culture. I don't see new movies, and the music I listen to is performed by people now deceased, or was composed by dead composers.

13 posted on 01/26/2014 11:00:55 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: LonelyCon

Now I know what Queen Latifah or whatever her name is meant. I was channel surfing and stopped to see a snippet of Queen Latifah show before going on to the next. She told everyone to watch the Grammy because she will be making an appearance on the show and this Grammy will be very special. She then rubbed her arm with her other hand and said “I’m getting goose bumps just thinking of it”. She said it will be a very very special Grammy so watch it. Everyone applauded. I’m not planning to watch that crap.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 11:03:01 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: LonelyCon

the invasion of the rose parade failed so no they are trying a “same as sex propaganda” during the family hour of tv.

Sponsors should be targeted to stop this abomination.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 11:06:57 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Patriot Babe

Well, Queen Latifah is a lesbian. Maybe she’ll be “tying the knot” on live television.


16 posted on 01/26/2014 11:23:48 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: darkwing104

I’ll be picking lint out of my belly button.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 11:24:13 AM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: ealgeone

I won’t watch the “grammys” I’ll be too busy
watching reruns of the State of the Union,
and that should tell you all you need to know
about what I think of the “grammys”.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 11:33:48 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: LonelyCon

Now I have another reason to not watch it.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 11:34:27 AM PST by laweeks
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To: longtermmemmory
the invasion of the rose parade failed...

How did it fail? From what I read, there was no noticeable protest so they got what they wanted, further mainstreaming their agenda. And it will continue apace tonight because conservatives have mostly been shamed into silence.

Same-sex wedding occurs without incident on Rose Parade float

The first same-sex wedding in the history of the Tournament of Roses Parade went off without a hitch -- except for the planned one -- despite threats of protests and days of opposition on social media. "Congratulations and our best wishes to Aubrey and Danny on their wedding day!" KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor Micah Ohlman said as the wedding-cake-shaped float passed by the viewing stands. Spectators clapped their hands as grooms Danny Leclair, 45, and Aubrey Loots, 42, faced each other and recited their vows before the Rev. Alfreda "Freda" Lanoix on the float sponsored by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. White doves were released into the bright blue sky afterward.
20 posted on 01/26/2014 11:37:34 AM PST by LonelyCon
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To: LonelyCon

It’ll be a big show stopper here. We won’t be watching.


21 posted on 01/26/2014 11:53:35 AM PST by bgill
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22 posted on 01/26/2014 11:59:07 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Sans-Culotte

“However, I have little use for current pop culture. I don’t see new movies, and the music I listen to is performed by people now deceased, or was composed by dead composers.”

This country is divided between those who watch TV and those who deal with reality.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 2:46:32 PM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: LonelyCon

Trivializes ALL marriage ceremonies...that’s the real goal: The trivialization of marriage in general.


24 posted on 01/26/2014 2:48:14 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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Every venue where deviant behavior is attempted to be forced upon me will be one more I do not watch. I missed the Rose parade this year for the first time in many decades. I hope advertisers take note as their endorsing this behavior by buying commercial time will mean I choose to not to buy your products. Maybe for life.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 3:49:06 PM PST by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: LonelyCon

Isn’t LA overdue for a mag 9 quake?


26 posted on 01/26/2014 5:54:17 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: LonelyCon

Hopefully this destroys their ratings. Forever.


27 posted on 01/26/2014 6:44:55 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: lightman

God owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology if there isn’t.


28 posted on 01/26/2014 6:47:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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