April 30, 2013
“Right-wing parody of coming out reveals true parody”
Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge, writing for Religion Dispatches, says the anti-gay group that produced this video (a film she describes as “ham-fisted and ridiculous”) says far more about the religious right’s anti-gay movement than about the lesbian and gay people the video so cruelly mocks. Anyone who has observed or experienced the anguish many LGBT people go through in revealing their sexual orientation, not knowing how the news will be received by a friend or family member and what the consequences might be (possibly being disowned by family, kicked out of a church, feeling rejected and depressed to the point of wanting to end one’s own life) cannot help but be offended and deeply grieved by this video. Read Chellew-Hodge’s commentary and—if you can stand it—watch this unbelievable video, which would be laughable if it were not so malevolent.