Mocking Antigay Churches Goes Mainstream In Hilarious New Tide Commercial

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 8.41.23 AMA new commercial for Tide To Go has taken a page from current events (we’re going to try not to say her name for once — rhymes with Tim Mavis) and given a hilarious spin to fringe religious bigotry.

Two men approach a church holding hands when a woman stops them in their tracks.

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“I won’t let you blemish the sanctity of marriage!” says the woman, played by Lynne Marie Stewart (aka Miss Yvonne on Pee Wee’s Playhouse and Danny’s mom on Go-Go Boy Interrupted).

The moment of tension is broken when she busts out the Tide To Go pen and we realize she meant “blemish” in a much less metaphorical sense.

Watch below:

Tide to Go – WeddingFirst a clerk in Kentucky, and now a church lady in Los Angeles! This same sex couple faces yet another obstacle on the way to marriage equality in this commercial I directed. Special kudos for terrific performances by Matt Marr, Karl Ramsey, and Lynne Marie Stewart.

Posted by Mark Nickelsburg, Director on Tuesday, September 8, 2015