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Bevan Dufty’s campaign commercial scares the religious right


ALVIN McEWEN [e]Author and Blogger, Holy Bullies & Headless Monsters[m]

The following is a simple commercial from openly gay San Francisco mayoral candidate Bevan Dufty. You’ve probably seen it before but it bears repeating in its proper context.

The footage shows Dufty playing with his daughter on the San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI), while he says in a voice over: “I ride MUNI everyday. I enjoy it most when I’m with Sidney.”


So why does this commercial scare Maggie Gallagher, Tony Perkins and the rest of the religious right?

Simple. Because it shows truth.

It shows that the loving and raising of children is not something strictly owned by the heterosexual community or a stereotypical nuclear family.

And it proves that all of the money, lies, and propaganda can’t hide basic truth regarding the gay community.

Isn’t truth an awesome thing?

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