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Maggie Gallagher’s 3-Step Thanksgiving Day Recipe For Serving Up Anti-Gay Rhetoric

GLAAD has already served up its suggestions on how to discuss LGBT issues over the Thanksgiving dinner table, so now let’s hear from the anti-LGBT side. Margaret “I Hate My Foreign Husband’s Surname” Srivastav (aka NOM’s Maggie Gallagher) has made a video on behalf of the creepy-sounding Culture War Victory Fund offering helpful tips on how relatives can voice their bigoted views on marriage equality and quickly retreat while shaming anyone who disagrees.

Here’s Mrs. Srivastav’s three helpful suggestions (with our own comments in italics):

1. State your position briefly. – Say that any marriages that don’t produce or children aren’t marriages. Watch your sterile cousin and his infertile wife squirm uncomfortably.

2. Refute briefly the charge of bigotry. – Say, “It’s not bigoted or hateful or discriminatory to treat different things differently.” Just like it’s not discriminatory to treat different people differently. Heck, it’s almost an American tradition!

3. A call to tolerance. – Say that it’s neither kind nor tolerant to point out the unkind and intolerant beliefs of other family members. Emphasize “family members” by wagging a fork with meat on it for extra gravitas.

Note that she repeats the word “briefly” in the first two steps and then finally instructs people to keep saying, “Let’s not fight, we’re family!” over and over until everyone else shuts up. Nothing makes good political conversation like terse responses and calling all disagreements “intolerant.”

Note also the hair on the left side of her face that flops about as she speaks. Who cut your hair, gurl? Sue them.

We say that if any family member tries to pass off their discrimination as “moral beliefs” you simply point out that marriage is about commitment (not kids) and that all committed, tax-paying American couples should have the same civil (not religious) rights.

The only part of the video we agree with is the part where Srivastav says, “If you don’t think two men in a union are a marriage, you are a bigot like people who wanted to hold back African Americans.”

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25 Comments

  • Mike

    Yukkkkk, was just about to eat dinner but for some reason I’m not hungry anymore….

  • LazyJay

    All I get is an irresistible urge to grab a pair of shears and cut that bloody stupid hair.

    She keeps shaking her head like a dog with a flea in its ear and it drives me mad.

    Oh, and she’s a smug, bigoted bully.

  • shle896

    She couldn’t be more transparent if she tried. The bitch is a big ol lesbo and can’t handle the truth about herself. How sad.

  • ScreamQueenz

    It’s like that hair on the left side of her head keeps trying to reach out and cover her mouth to shut her up…or perhaps strangle her.

  • Freddie

    Clearly all the gay hairdressers are still boycotting Maggie Slaggagher.

  • ChrisC

    Bigots think more about same-sex marriage than we do. It’s sad. How little there must be going on in their lives. They could discuss important issues and ways to go about makeing a difference, but instead they choose to talk about how to limit the lives of others…perhaps because they themselves are limited.

  • Chad

    Here’s a better one. Step 1. Know that the only person entitled to YOUR opinion is YOU.
    Step 2. Don’t say things that you know will get an argument going.
    Step 3. Shut the h3ll up.

  • dvlaries

    I’d like to see how fast Gallagher (and Chris Christie, incidentally) could get up three flights of steps with a leopard chasing them. :) Wouldn’t you…?

  • christopher di spirito

    That fat heffa looks like she sat her big ass down in a chair at Super Cuts, but thought she heard “Free Donuts” from the donut shop next door and leaped up before the stylist could finish her fabulous new do.

  • Asher

    Could this bitch shake her head any more?! I think she was trying to imitate a turkey with her double chin swinging all over the place. Oh yeah love the not quite out of the closet 5.99 hair cut. Come on Maggie lose the right side and join a softball team, your so close already.

  • Patsy Stoned

    Unless she talks with her mouth full I doubt she’ll be saying anything on Thanksgiving. And THAT is something I can certainly be thankful for!

  • B

    Give her a break. Her whole video sounded like “how to behave if you were General Custer and had just rode into Little Big Horn and realized that you were grossly outnumbered.” She wouldn’t have had to give the advice at all if she wasn’t on the losing side of the issue.

  • Riker

    In other news, NOM’s spokespig still waddles around extolling the virtues of traditional marriage while refusing to take her husband’s last name, or be submissive to him, or stop working outside the home, or discuss her bastard child.

  • B

    No. 13 · Riker wrote, “In other news, NOM’s spokespig still waddles around extolling the virtues of traditional marriage while refusing to take her husband’s last name”

    … maybe she’s not taking it because she’s having trouble learning how to spell it and pronounce it. Or maybe he asked her not to defile his last name by using it in her line of work.

  • Steve

    If anyone in my house starts spouting the NOM brand of hateful bigotry, that person will be ordered to exit my house immediately, and will not be invited again. If he/she tries to claim that it is not bigotry and that we should “tolerate” his/her opinion, I will call the police. I am pretty sure that none of my friends or family will make those steps necessary.

  • JeffreyRO5

    The problem with Gallagher’s insistence that she’s not a bigot is that this doesn’t square with the facts. When you advocate a public policy that insists that a specific group does not posses the same legal rights as you have, that is bigotry. Perhaps she doesn’t hate gay people (clearly her hair stylist isn’t one!) but you can like black people, too, just so long as they know their place is to be a maid, a sports figure or a sit-com star. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of a black man as an accountant, doctor, entrepreneur, etc., then you are a bigot. Gallagher likes gay people, just so long as they have an inferior legal position in society, and their relationships aren’t treated with dignity and respect (like her non-traditional marriage to a man outside her race, and whose last name she doesn’t use, is). That’s bigotry and if you’re uncomfortable with it, stop being one.

  • JeffreyRO5

    The problem with Gallagher’s insistence that she’s not a bigot is that this doesn’t square with the facts. When you advocate a public policy that insists that a specific group does not possess the same legal rights as you have, that is bigotry. Perhaps she doesn’t hate gay people (clearly her hair stylist isn’t one!) but you can like black people, too, just so long as they know their place is to be a maid, a sports figure or a sit-com star. If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of a black man as an accountant, doctor, entrepreneur, etc., then you are a bigot. Gallagher likes gay people, just so long as they have an inferior legal position in society, and their relationships aren’t treated with dignity and respect (like her non-traditional marriage to a man outside her race, and whose last name she doesn’t use, is). That’s bigotry and if you’re uncomfortable with it, stop being one.

  • Conrad

    @ScreamQueenz:

    I usually try not to attack people’s appearence, but her hair was really distracting.

  • MKe

    @JeffreyRO5: Interesting comment. I actually don’t believe she likes gay people. I think she feels she shouldn’t have to, and I think a lot of people against gay marriage believe that is their choice. I’m sure a small amount of people do like gay people but don’t approve of gay marriage, I don’t think Gallagher or any of the prominent anti gay figures are in this crowd.

  • MKe

    @Conrad: haha it looks like it was itching her face. bizarre

  • Monte

    That was such a wonderful message for Thanksgiving. NOT! I can’t wait to get her Christmas Card.

  • Robert in NYC

    I’m surprised NOM hasn’t received any backlash from progressive straights who can’t procreate or choose not to. I wonder what this ugly fat cow would say to them?

  • gus

    MAGGIE dun a good job not choking to death on her fat tongue as she waddled
    her clunker back and forth

  • ROFL

    At Maggie’s Thanksgiving dinner, all you’ll get is bigotry, since she’ll have eaten all the turkey, stuffing, potatoes, yams, and pie herself.

  • MARTIN

    I DONT SUPPORT STRAIGHT MARRIAGE IF THEY LOOK AND TALK LIKE HER. NOW THATS A CRIME

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