I linked obliquely to this video yesterday, but as the Phil Robertson matter heats up, I want to include the following Obamacare video here, with its focus on getting gay men to sign up. Please be warned that the video is vaguely NSFW. There’s no bad language, nudity, or sex, but it’s full of partial nudity and gay sexual allusions that may make you and your colleagues uncomfortable.
As Dan Calabrese notes, although the government probably didn’t fund the video, it’s almost certain that taxpayer dollars funded the video indirectly. The bigger point, however, is this one:
Now before you start disputing the comparison between this and the Phil Robertson situation, let’s get it straight. Yes, this is a video on YouTube and Phil Robertson could do one of those too. I’m talking about the broader stance of the prevailing culture. Robertson cites and embraces scriptural teaching on homosexuality, and he is suspended because A&E is “disappointed” in him for what he said. These guys prance around in a clear and unmistakable celebration of a) gay sex; and b) ObamaCare; and that’s perfectly fine because hey, what are you, some sorta bigot or something?
Please note that neither Calabrese nor I are saying this video shouldn’t have been made. What he says, and I agree with this, is that in a truly free society, both videos get made, rather than having the one supporting traditional values get axed.
Two more things:
(1) Couldn’t they have gotten a better singer? Her voice is dreadful.
(2) Is it a coincidence in this carefully staged set piece that one of the prancers and dancers is wearing dog tags?
(I didn’t come up with my clever post title. The friend who emailed me the link did, and it was such a delicious line that I had to borrow it.)