Friday, January 16, 2009

Oh, the irony...

Fox News:

Tom Hanks, Executive Producer for HBO’s controversial polygamist series “Big Love,” made his feelings toward the Mormon Church’s involvement in California's Prop 8 (which prohibits gay marriage) very clear at the show’s premiere party on Wednesday night.

“The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen,” he told Tarts. “There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American and I am one of them.

So let me get this straight (excuse the pun). This show that Hanks produces, illustrates a "bizarre" offshoot of the Mormon Church because men marry multiple women, but letting men marry men (or women marry women) is not bizarre. Right.

The irony is that if gay marriage becomes legal, the very first people in line for lawsuits to demand their right to marry will be polygamists. Will it be "un-American" then to deny them the right to marry?

I suppose "bizarre" is all in your perspective, right Tom?