FCKH8.com’s newest F-word-filled video brings together cussing drag queens, two pre-teen boys kissing in it’s attack on the “Top 5 Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage”. Group pledges 10¢ for each Facebook “Like” or Twitter tweet up to $10K as part of its latest gay marriage T-shirt sales fundraising effort.
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Los Angeles, CA – July, 12 2010 – Outraged by the upcoming 2012 ballot vote in Minnesota to change the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage, gay activist website FCKH8.com has created another F-bomb-filled Internet comedy video sarcastically slamming the “Top 5 Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage.” The new video which is already going viral on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, laughingly attacks bible-based arguments against gay marriage. The video is intended to send a “gloves off” message and to promote fundraising T-shirt sales with a portion of proceeds donated to Minnesota gay marriage equality organizations.
The sometimes shocking F-word-laden clip features two 12-year old boys saying, “If I grow up gay, I want to get married some day!” followed by them sharing a quick kiss on the lips. Activists in the video wear bright, neon-colored 80’s styled T-shirts emblazoned with messages such as, “FCKH8”, “Born this Way”, “That’s So Gay” and “Dudes Marry Dudes. Get Over It.” The T-shirts are sold on FCKH8.com’s website starting at $13 each. The organization is raising the stakes by also offering to donate 10¢ (up to $10,000) each time the video is “Liked” on Facebook or tweeted on Twitter. The website also sells bumper stickers, wristbands and buttons to help spread its “in your face” pro-gay message.
The video focuses on the hypocrisy behind the “Top 5 Reasons to Ban Gay Marriage” used by anti-gay religious groups and takes digs at bible-based arguments against equal marriage rights with snarky lines like, “It also says it’s OK to sell your daughter into slavery and to stone people who work on Sunday… so it’s great for making laws.” To counter the argument that marriage is about producing children the video sarcastically states, “That’s why it’s against the law for those menopause chicks to get legally married. Can’t make babies? Can’t get married!” The clip also quips, “It’s f–ked up when gay couples adopt children abandoned by straight people. Better to be an orphan, than have two mommies!”
Video director Luke Montgomery comments, “This video really rips apart the top arguments gay marriage foes use to oppose marriage equality. It tells it like it is in a non-diplomatic way that our mainstream gay organizations understandably just can’t. That’s why millions have watched and shared FCKH8.com videos on the Internet. It’s really blown up on Twitter and Facebook. People are pissed off at having a basic civil right attacked by ballot-box bullies. Gay or straight, this video is uniting people to say ‘F–k Hate’.”
FCKH8.com videos have generated over 6 million on-line views and sold over 60,000 T-shirts with $250,000 raised for gay rights causes. The web movement has recruited over 135,000 Facebook supporters & over 30,000 Twitter followers to date.