WATCH: UK’s Lackluster Marriage Wingnuts Ain’t Got Nothing On NOM

In the above clip, members of the British anti-marriage-equality groups Christian Concern and The Coalition for Marriage wag on about the threat of same-sex marriage, much as the National Organization for Marriage does here.

But these chaps really don’t have the whole “it’s the end of civilization!” thing down the way their colonial cousins Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown do. Maybe it’s because the British are generally more reserved than us Americans or because England doesn’t have the same culture of Evangelical holy-rollers to draw on.

Or maybe we’ve just been watching to much Downton Abbey and keep expecting everyone to start talking about poor Mr. Pamuk.