Sunday, August 24, 2008

Today's Sermon: Hallmark Goes Gay... Sort Of

Hallmark cards are usually the lame, stale, and one-baby's breath-over-the-line, cutsie ones in the greeting card aisle. The most cringe-inducing cards they produce are the Precious Moments ones, like this...

Imagine, then, my surprise to read this:

Now on the Hallmark aisle: Gay marriage cards

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Most states don't recognize gay marriage — but now Hallmark does.

The nation's largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards — featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. "Two hearts. One promise," one says.

Hallmark added the cards after California joined Massachusetts as the only U.S. states with legal gay marriage. A handful of other states have recognized same-sex civil unions.

The language inside the cards is neutral, with no mention of wedding or marriage, making them also suitable for a commitment ceremony. Hallmark says the move is a response to consumer demand, not any political pressure.

Yes, the cards are still lame. (Click the link above to see the rainbow hearts example.)

But they actually exist now. In the oh, so acceptable greeting card aisle.

Thus endeth today's sermon.

Go forth today and consider how it must feel to be acknowledged --finally-- as a human being... by the greeting card industry.

And ask yourself how you would feel if you were ignored by Hallmark or any other company.

Just think about it.

I mean it, damn it!

Number of days since Donna Brazile promised to leave the party if superdelegates decided the Dem nominee:

Donna has known for a long time now that superdelegates would be necessary for any Dem candidate to win the nomination this year. Ask Donna when she intends to keep her promise.
Don't hold your breath awaiting a reply.

Here's Donna now...

"For the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by the things that seem than by those that are."
-Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)

Best bar bet in the world: Delilah didn't do it.
Judges 16:19-- and and


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