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Grammys: Gay marriage takes centre stage
BBC ^ | 1/27/14 | Anthony Zurcher

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 ...


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Some of the "lyrics" from this song that celebrates sodomy:

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

1 posted on 01/27/2014 11:55:28 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Sarc on. How delightful. Did they hire some unicorns too? Sarc off.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 11:57:11 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 11:57:39 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: SoFloFreeper

Does anyone really watch the Grammys anymore?


4 posted on 01/27/2014 11:57:51 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Flapping your jaws while “rapping” is talent? Are you kidding me? LOL! I don’t think so.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 11:58:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare. The "global warming" of healthcare plans.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

They don’t worship God, they worship as George Carlin called it, “The Big Electron”

“I think we’re 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 doesn’t punish, it doesn’t reward, it doesn’t judge at all. It just is.”


6 posted on 01/27/2014 11:59:39 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

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?


7 posted on 01/27/2014 12:01:55 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

They give awards to homos and lesbians for the same reasons that Barack O’Bonzo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 12:06:32 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Mission accomplished.
Only fools pay attention to the dead.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 12:06:38 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: fwdude

Haven’t watched the Grammys in decades.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 12:11:26 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Haven’t watched the Grammys once in my entire life and I’m 61 .


11 posted on 01/27/2014 12:18:36 PM PST by sushiman
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To: SoFloFreeper

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...


12 posted on 01/27/2014 12:19:10 PM PST by EBH ( The Day of the Patriot has arrived.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Bet that turned a lot of TVs off right there.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 12:21:30 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
These ridiculous events should be relegated to the same obscurity as the worthless products they attempt to adulate.
14 posted on 01/27/2014 12:28:28 PM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I wonder who actually watches the Grammys.


15 posted on 01/27/2014 12:39:26 PM PST by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: EBH

Circus freaks love attention.

They want so badly to be “left alone”, but they cant keep their crap out of our faces.


16 posted on 01/27/2014 12:41:30 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: fwdude

Does anyone really watch the Grammys anymore?

never have and never will


17 posted on 01/27/2014 12:47:25 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: fwdude

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.


18 posted on 01/27/2014 12:47:25 PM PST by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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..

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."

19 posted on 01/27/2014 12:48:03 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


20 posted on 01/27/2014 12:54:01 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: YankeeReb

exactly.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 12:54:06 PM PST by GOP Poet
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To: SoFloFreeper
"a brave move"

Yeah, right, a "brave move" that will garner lavish praise from the media worldwide. A "brave move" would have been for someone to get up there and criticize gay marriage.
22 posted on 01/27/2014 12:56:41 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: YankeeReb

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????


23 posted on 01/27/2014 12:56:45 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: EBH
"Gay Wedding at the NFL half-time show next..."

But we've still got Obama in the pre-game show, which is almost as bad.
24 posted on 01/27/2014 12:58:49 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: SoFloFreeper

Where’s a good magnitude 9 San Andreas fault earthquake when you need one?


25 posted on 01/27/2014 1:01:30 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: SoFloFreeper

Man, I so regret quitting TV in our house 12 years ago. I do so wish we could have seen this pivotal historic event.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 1:04:24 PM PST by lurk
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To: lurk

lolz


27 posted on 01/27/2014 1:06:23 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

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.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 1:14:27 PM PST by WilliamRobert (Obama so loves the poor he created millions more.)
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To: cuban leaf
>> They seem to be all homosexual, all the time. It’s comical.

When the fire and brimstone start to fall, don't look back.

29 posted on 01/27/2014 1:18:34 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who watches these shows?


30 posted on 01/27/2014 1:22:24 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

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.


31 posted on 01/27/2014 1:28:54 PM PST by republicanbred (...and when I die I'll be republican dead.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

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.


32 posted on 01/27/2014 1:54:12 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Jim from C-Town
"Who watches these shows?"

My sisters and my 94-year-old mother. And my oldest daughter. They are all on-board with all of it.
33 posted on 01/27/2014 2:25:33 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

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.

Freegards


34 posted on 01/27/2014 2:37:58 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: cuban leaf
You are correct. I listened to them over the summer, the morning show, and it was consistently stories on gay stuff and racism, racism and gay stuff... interspersed with racism and gay stuff.

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."

35 posted on 01/27/2014 2:40:45 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: VanDeKoik

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.


36 posted on 01/27/2014 2:48:19 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Ransomed

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?


37 posted on 01/27/2014 3:01:37 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

That news makes me want to weep.

How can they all be so deceived?


38 posted on 01/27/2014 3:02:37 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Lizavetta
"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.""

It's the same at the Seattle Times - gay, gay, gay, race, gay, race, race, gay, gay, gay, race, gay, pretty much everyday.
39 posted on 01/27/2014 3:04:02 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: SoFloFreeper

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?


40 posted on 01/27/2014 4:42:33 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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I saw an article about Kelly Ripa (Kelly & Michael show) and she and her husband vacation with 2 ‘married” guys.

Kelly Ripa is a tool of cultural decline. I wish Regis had stayed and she had been fired.

41 posted on 01/27/2014 5:03:37 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Steve_Seattle

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.’

Freegards


42 posted on 01/27/2014 5:08:58 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: Steve_Seattle; All
The Film Industry and the Music Industry are the modern-day versions of Sodom and Gomorrah, so we shouldn't be surprised how debased they are and will certainly become moreso......

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:


43 posted on 01/27/2014 5:18:15 PM PST by caww
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why watch the sewer, I don’t get it!


44 posted on 01/27/2014 5:24:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: minnesota_bound
"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?"

My younger sister works at a Catholic school and sings in the church choir, and her attitude towards gays almost seems to be that they are cute and cuddly, like pets.
45 posted on 01/27/2014 5:38:26 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: Ransomed

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.


46 posted on 01/27/2014 5:42:30 PM PST by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: ez

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.

Freegards


47 posted on 01/27/2014 6:04:14 PM PST by Ransomed
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To: fwdude

bttt


48 posted on 01/27/2014 7:37:24 PM PST by expatguy (Donate to "An American Expat in SE Asia" By Paypal)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Regis was the show.
He wanted more money and the owners wanted to pay less. He left. Now doing a sports interview show.


49 posted on 01/27/2014 8:13:51 PM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: SoFloFreeper

Oh, how we dwell on the fiction of “gay” “marriage”.


50 posted on 01/27/2014 8:21:21 PM PST by windsorknot (>>>)
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