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Prop 8 — The Musical

Check out this star-filled, Fun­ny or Die video star­ring Jack Black, John C. Reil­ly, and many more… (against) Prop 8:

Here’s a glimpse of the cred­its:

Con­ceived and Writ­ten (six weeks lat­er than he shoul­da) by-Marc Shaiman Direct­ed and Staged by: Adam Shankman Pro­duced by Adam Shankman, Marc Shaiman and Mike Farah Edit­ed by Brad­ly Schulz and Drew Antzis Cast (in order of appear­ance) Cal­i­for­nia Gays and The Peo­ple That Love Them Jor­dan Bal­lard, Mar­garet Cho, Bar­rett Foa, J.B. Ghu­man, John Hill, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Rashad Nay­lor, Nicole Park­er Propo­si­tion 8’ers and The Peo­ple That Fol­low Them Prop 8 Leader- John C. Reil­ly Prop 8 Leader’s #1 Wife- Alli­son Jan­ney Prop 8 Leader’s #2 Wife- Kathy Najimy Riff­ing Prop 8’er-Jenifer Lewis A Preach­er- Craig Robin­son Scary Catholic School Girls From Hell-Rashi­da Jones, Lake Bell, Sarah Chalke The Fright­ened Vil­lagers Katharine “Kooks” Leonard, Seth Mor­ris, Denise “Esi!” Piane, Lucian Piane, Richard Read, Seth Red­ford, Quin­ton Strack, Tate Tay­lor Jesus Christ Jack Black A Very Smart Fel­low Neil Patrick Har­ris Piano Play­er Marc “Marc” Shaiman —— Co-Chore­o­g­ra­ph­er: Anne “Mama” Fletch­er Record­ed and Mixed by Frank Wolfe & Greg Hayes Direc­tor of Pho­tog­ra­phy: Michael Bar­rett Cam­era Oper­a­tors: Jake Szy­man­s­ki, Brad­ly Schulz and Drew Antzis Pro­duc­tion design­er: Nel­son Coates Cos­tume design­er: Shan­na Knecht Cos­tume assis­tants: Leslie Schilling, Annal­isa Adams, Eliz­a­beth Abate Hair: Lau­ra Sanchez Make-up: Shau­na O’Toole, Atti­cuss Sharp Pro­duc­tion sound: Brad­ford Craig Music edi­tor: Lisa Jaime Music assis­tant: Bri­an Naguit Snacky: “Snacky” Spe­cial Thanks to Adam McK­ay for the nudge

PS. Sup­port the NOH8 Cam­paign.

NOH8 Campaign

Inspired by Robert Indi­ana’s LOVE sculp­ture, I orig­i­nal­ly designed it as dona­tion-fundrais­er for the “No On 8” cam­paign. Due to its flu­id Design mean­ing and impli­ca­tions, it can be uni­ver­sal­ly used to express your intol­er­ance to any form of “Hate” (H8).

If you are inter­est­ed in pur­chas­ing t-shirts, bags, hats, but­tons, etc. with the NOH8 Design, I have set up a store­front with the NOH8 prod­uct line over at:

http://is.gd/82oM

Par­tial pro­ceeds from this prod­uct line will be donat­ed towards the cam­paign against Propo­si­tion 8.1

In the mean­time, spread the word… http://justamemo.com/noh8

Update: There seems to be a NOH8 Cam­paign (a pho­to­graph­ic silent protest). More info here.

  1. Here is my stance on Prop 8, and why I’m against it. []

On California’s Prop. 8

There is still lots of talk about this propo­si­tion. But if it comes down to what is right, I think it’s rather sim­ple. It can be seen in a piece of doc­u­ment writ­ten over 200 years ago which states the fol­low­ing:

We hold these truths to be self-evi­dent, that all men are cre­at­ed equal, that they are endowed by their Cre­ator with cer­tain unalien­able Rights, that among these are Life, Lib­er­ty and the pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness.1

Though one might find them­selves hav­ing mixed feel­ings of what the above should be or should not be inter­pret­ed as, they fall back on reli­gious views2. But to believe that this has arguable weight, and is enough to amend the State Con­sti­tu­tion (or The Con­sti­tion “peri­od”) is in itself an erred way of thought and process.

That is, it con­tra­dicts the “legal and polit­i­cal prin­ci­ple” of the sep­a­ra­tion of Church and State:

Con­gress shall make no law respect­ing an estab­lish­ment of reli­gion…

And if that is not enough, amend­ing the Con­sti­tu­tion with Propo­si­tion 8 makes us ques­tion if those self-evi­dent “truths” (that the Unit­ed States were found­ed and built upon) are still real or not. Per­son­al­ly, I know they are. Hence, my belief and faith in those “unalien­able Rights” led me to find that Propo­si­tion 8 is uncon­sti­tu­tion­al and there­fore, deserved my vote against it (“No on 8”).

  1. The Dec­la­ra­tion of Inde­pen­dence. July 4, 1776. []
  2. I hap­pen to find an inter­est­ing read while research­ing. Here’s an arti­cle writ­ten by Cog­i­to!, enti­tled “Propo­si­tion 8, Homo­sex­u­al­i­ty, and the Bible: An Excur­sus”. []

MSNBC Keith Olbermann on California’s Prop. 8

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Some take­aways from Olbermann’s Spe­cial Com­ment on California’s Prop. 8:

  • What is it to you?”
  • They want what you want.”
  • Spread hap­pi­ness.”
  • Do onto oth­ers as you would have them do onto you1.”
  1. The Gold­en Rule. Also known as the Eth­ic of Reci­procity. []