Skip to comments.Grammys: Gay marriage takes centre stage
Posted on 01/27/2014 11:55:27 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
....The 56th Grammy Awards were held last night, and while there were no twerking incidents to stir controversy, a planned marriage ceremony for 34 gay and straight couples officiated by Queen Latifah in the middle of the rap by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis about marriage equality (with a cameo by Madonna) had people talking.
"It was a brave move by the rap duo who are just experiencing their first flush of fame, but it showed the Seattle based duo are serious about using their profile to push a progressive message," writes the New York Post's Hardeep Phull. "It's something that pop stars seldom do for fear of losing fans, but Macklemore & Ryan Lewis showed that they have guts as well as talent.".....
Reaction to the performance wasn't universally positive, however, with criticism coming from several directions.
The conservative Media Research Center's Tim Graham took offense at the social criticism in Macklemore's rap, calling it "a piece of musical agitprop to mock the traditional values of conservative American Christians, Jews, Muslims, and others. Entertainers never want to have a debate, just a series of arrogant 'statements' with no opportunity for a conversation as they flush the Bible on national TV."
Others wondered about the self-consciousness in the lyrics of Macklemore's rap, Same Love.
"For a pro gay song, this sure does feature a lot of Macklemore clarifying that he's straight," tweeted Ronan Farrow.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
The right wing conservatives think it's a decision And you can be cured with some treatment and religion Man-made rewiring of a predisposition Playing God, aw nah here we go America the brave still fears what we don't know And God loves all his children, is somehow forgotten But we paraphrase a book written thirty-five-hundred years ago
Sarc on. How delightful. Did they hire some unicorns too? Sarc off.
I was listening to NPR’s Morning edition on my way to work last week and realized I was listening to an in-depth report discussing, and basically supporting, homosexual marriage and thought, “why are they wasting time on this?” and changed the station. The next day, AGAIN a homosexual issue story.
They seem to be all homosexual, all the time. It’s comical.
Does anyone really watch the Grammys anymore?
Flapping your jaws while “rapping” is talent? Are you kidding me? LOL! I don’t think so.
They don’t worship God, they worship as George Carlin called it, “The Big Electron”
“I think were part of a greater wisdom that we will ever understand; a higher order, call it what you want. Know what I call it? The Big Electron. It doesnt punish, it doesnt reward, it doesnt judge at all. It just is.
I wonder how they managed to get the straight couples there.
I’d find it hard to imagine that being any of the guys’ idea....I mean how whipped do you have to be to agree to that?
They give awards to homos and lesbians for the same reasons that Barack O’Bonzo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Only fools pay attention to the dead.
Haven’t watched the Grammys in decades.
Haven’t watched the Grammys once in my entire life and I’m 61 .
Gay wedding on a float at the Rose parade...
Mass gay wedding at the Grammy’s...
Gay Wedding at the NFL half-time show next...
Bet that turned a lot of TVs off right there.
I wonder who actually watches the Grammys.
Circus freaks love attention.
They want so badly to be “left alone”, but they cant keep their crap out of our faces.
Does anyone really watch the Grammys anymore?
never have and never will
The few minutes of the Grammys I did watch were insufferable. The piano virtuoso playing “One” with Metallica made little sense. The pianist seemed to be playing a different song. The closing act that I wanted to see with Lindsay Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Trent Reznor, Dave Grohl, and the Queens of the Stone Age was interrupted by a Delta sponsorship commercial. It was rather dreadful.
Yeah really brave. Kinda like when some Hollywood celeb supports any progressive cause.
No, a real brave move would be for this "rap duo" to publicly say, "This is wrong, marriage is between a man and a woman and anybody's sexuality is their own business, not for public display."
He should have stuck to his first two songs which were actually fun and catchy.
Most rappers already hate the guy for being a “gimmick”. Now he’s just sanctimonious and trying to push himself over the 15 minute mark.
Is it really brave and courageous for Hollywood idiots and others in the entertainment business to say they support homosexual marriage? Really? This was really a gut wrenching decision these Hollywood idiots made to support a liberal cause??? How much can they insult our intelligence????
Where’s a good magnitude 9 San Andreas fault earthquake when you need one?
Man, I so regret quitting TV in our house 12 years ago. I do so wish we could have seen this pivotal historic event.
The average hard working American could give a rats rump about the Grammies. They are not watching and are not the target audience. They are after the hearts and minds of American youth. They are systematically changing the way young people accept homosexual behaviors.
When the fire and brimstone start to fall, don't look back.
Who watches these shows?
Most of my relatives couldn’t stop praising the show..THAT is why my husband, children and I are the outcasts of the family. Literally makes me sick to my stomach. We are living in the days of darkness, that is for sure.
I’m tired of the “brave” label. There is nothing brave these days with supporting gays — the brave people are those who, for personal reasons, stand against supporting the gay agenda.
I just can’t see any guy complaining that if it weren’t for all the gay stuff the Grammys would be awesome. It’s like complaining that a crap sandwich has flies on it. I mean I would take WNBA or the jewelry shopping channel over any of these fruity award shows, if I had to pick.
It was inordinately obvious that I wasn't listening to a news program at all but an agenda and nonstop activism. And they take themselves so seriously as "journalists."
That is one reason I really like Jim Parsons. He is a homosexual, but he hasn’t made a big deal. He just goes about his business like anyone else. It’s the “if you don’t think I am a special snowflake, you are a homophobe that I can’t stand.
The gay marriage stuff wasn’t the only thing that rankled conservatives. There was also Katy Perry’s bizarre witch routine, which - even to people who weren’t offended by it - came across almost as some kind of satanic ritual. And Beyoncé also did a slutty, rump-displaying dance that even her parents criticized. I just wonder how much further they can go. Excess seems to be the name of the game. Now that they’ve done gay marriage and quasi-satanic rituals, what’s next?
That news makes me want to weep.
How can they all be so deceived?
Wonder what they will do next year to top this?
What will the other award shows be doing?
I saw an article about Kelly Ripa (Kelly & Michael show) and she and her husband vacation with 2 ‘married” guys. There were other photos showing her walking down a NY street with her husband and a guy carrying a purse. Are gays the new accessory now like those little dogs that celebs use to always carry around?
Kelly Ripa is a tool of cultural decline. I wish Regis had stayed and she had been fired.
If the acts were actually cool and not complete stiffs it would make up for a lot of that crap in my book. On the other hand cool acts probably wouldn’t indulge to this degree anyhow. I guess my point is that it is hard to be incensed over anything they do when the product itself is complete dog squeeze, and would still be so even if they were just sitting on stools in their Sunday best.
Johnny Cash has 19. He won them from 1968 to 2008.
Bob Dylan has 11. He won them from 1973 to 2010.
Led Zeppelin has 4. All Grammy hall of Fame, whatever the hell that is.
Kanye West has won 21 Grammys by 36 years old.
I mean come on. That’s why I just can’t see any guy voluntarily watching this garbage. I guess I don’t know what to think of the general predilections of folks who do actually subject themselves to it, besides ‘yeeeeeeesh.’
One person was stunned writing...."The first two minutes; Beyonce treated viewers to a whorish stripper-like chair dance and was muted when she cussed her lyrics out... Again, that was just two minutes in"
And just reminding folks what Obama had to say about Beyonce' as follows:
..."Beyoncé could not be a better role model for my girls because she carries herself with such class and poise and has so much talent."...'Barack Oboma'
As to the general theme of the Grammy's this was an interesting aobservation....AJ MCCARRON stated.... .......'REALLY DEMONIC' PERFORMANCES AT GRAMMYS SHOW 'THERE'S A LOT OF EVIL IN THE WORLD' (On Bretibart)
And here's the man responsible for producing this entire production....Grammy Producer Ken Ehrlich:
Why watch the sewer, I don’t get it!
I’m with you. The Grammys represents the absolute worst in music... All the commercialism and drama and none of the spirituality. I’ve been a working musician since 1979 and I never watched them once.
I wonder what the female/male viewing split is for the Grammys. I reckon I don’t know any guys that are chomping at the bit to sit down and subject themselves to this complete hot garbage. It would have to be something like Malcolm McDowell being strapped down and having his eyelids held open with clamps in Clockwork Orange.
Regis was the show.
He wanted more money and the owners wanted to pay less. He left. Now doing a sports interview show.
Oh, how we dwell on the fiction of “gay” “marriage”.