Neil Patrick Harris’ Superbowl Ad Cited As Part Of “The Gay Agenda”
Whenever opponents of equal rights for LGBTs squawk about the “gay agenda”, it makes the usual side-eye I cast at fools even more laser-like. Seriously, pinheads referring to a “gay agenda” only sharpens my glare of disdain. It become a fiery heat beam! A DEATH RAY FROM ABOVE (or, rather, beside)! The gay agenda, quite simply, is equal rights. There ya have it. That’s it. We just want the same rights as straight people. To not get fired for being gay. To be able to raise children. To be able to legally marry. We’re not looking to rule the world. We just want our bigotry-free place in it.
So when a stupid site like World Net Daily accuses CBS and the openly gay Neil Patrick Harris of pushing the “gay agenda” in a new Superbowl ad, I am appalled at the stupidity. They are also accusing CBS and Doogie Howser of mocking Christians. Their reasoning stems from Harris being A) openly gay and B) sporting the date of the game in Tim Tebow-inspired eye black in the ad (see above). Tim (my penis’ greatest conundrum) is known for writing Bible verses in his eye black before he takes the field.
“CBS, the television network airing the big game this year, is now using an outspoken homosexual actor to mimic Tebow’s style of trumpeting messages in eyeblack on his face.
One football fan who watched the CBS promo Sunday made the connection between Harris and Tebow, saying, ‘They’re pushing a gay agenda by using him, and they’re mocking Christians at the same time.’”
Actually, its a cheesy marketing gimmick using one of CBS’ most popular television stars. It’s just marketing, you paranoid bigots. It’s 2013. You can use an openly gay actor to sell your big game coverage. Murder She Wrote isn’t on anymore, so they couldn’t use Angela Lansbury (sorry, Dewitt). So they got the next best thing. Employing a gay person isn’t pushing a “gay agenda.” And even if the eyeblack deal was spoofing Tebow….well, it’s a potential meme that’s out there because Tebow brought his religious beliefs into professional sports in a bold way. Everything gets spoofed nowadays. Do you have the Internet?
If you have your own personal “gay agenda”, we want to hear what it is! Tell us in the comments! We’ll Tweet the best ones.
- J. Harvey