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.
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