Monday, January 27, 2014

Fletch Grammy's Gay Marriage Stunt

Lorde or no Lorde, I won't be watching the Grammy Awards in protest of a stunt that is happening during the programme which is designed to push the gay marriage agenda in the U.S.

A group, Macklemore, had a hit last year in the charts with a song called "Same Love" which pushed for the equality of same-sex couples in gay marriage. The New York Times writes -

But the producers behind the program, which is to be broadcast live by CBS at 8 p.m., are hoping that the biggest show-stopper of the night will be a much more solemn event: an on-air wedding of 34 couples — gay, straight, old, young, of many races and many colors. The ceremony will be part of the hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s performance of their Grammy-nominated song “Same Love,” which became a marriage-equality anthem last year just as that issue was drawing intense national attention.

Mr. Lewis, the group’s producer, said that the weddings “will be in our minds the ultimate statement of equality, that all the couples are entitled to the same exact thing.”

[Ken Ehrlich, the longtime producer of the Grammy], who learned of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s onstage proposals from his daughter, who is gay, said that the segment reflected his own personal beliefs. “But,” he was quick to add, “I would not want to make a broad statement that it represents the views of the academy or the CBS television network.”

Some of the lyrics to the song the group will be singing -

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

I don't know
It's the same hate that's caused wars from religion
Gender to skin color, the complexion of your pigment
The same fight that led people to walk outs and sit ins
It's human rights for everybody, there is no difference!
Live on and be yourself

And a certificate on paper isn't gonna solve it all
But it's a damn good place to start
No law is gonna change us
We have to change us
Whatever God you believe in
We come from the same one
Strip away the fear
Underneath it's all the same love
About time that we raised up... sex
The same tired canard, that all 'love' should be licit and legal. Not everything is licit, just because somebody wants or desires it. 'Desire', 'want', or misplaced 'love' is not reason enough to make something legal. Of course we want everybody to be happy but not every impulse people have is good for society.

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