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Prop 8: The Musical -- Happy Days For The Gays

Prop 8: The Musical -- Happy Days For The Gays

Marc Shaiman and Adam Shankman, director of the hit Hollywood musical Hairspray, have teamed together again to create Prop 8: The Musical.

Starring Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Craig Robinson and more, this hilarious new Funny or Die video deals with this important issue in a funny (and, as the title suggests, musical) way.

Watch the hilarious video below!!!!! Proposition 8 is a ballot measure that bans same-sex marriage in California.


Prop 8: The Musical — It’s A Happy Day For Gays
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# 2

Marc Shaiman is really talented
:)
I met him a looong time ago he was very sweet

http://happilyeverover.blogspot.com/

# 3

Dumb. This is very ignorant. Funny, but ignorant.

# 4

Horrible, it was not just Christians that opposed prop. 8 the ‘Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America’ were also one of the biggest doners to Yes on 8. why isn’t that ever mentioned?

# 5

I would hardly consider that a star studded cast. They all look like losers to me!

# 6

Thay was amazing and done brilliantly well by the cast! my question s what it to ppl if others are gay and want to love someone i;ll personally take love over hate anyday no matter which shpare form or person it comes in!

# 7

GENIUS!!! Go gays ! lol

# 8
Larry gwaltney @ 12/03/2008 at 5:44 pm

There are few things more ghastly than stupid people who think themselves to be smart.

They ought to acquaint themselves with at least the bare minimum of Christian theology before they ridicule it. These pathetic people wouldn’t be able to read half the books in my library.

# 9

How on earth can you call this stupid or ignorant?! It’s true and it’s hilarious! Way to go!

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT IDIOTS. JUST KEEP STAYING ON THE STAGE AND IN HOLLYWOOD WHERE YOU BELONG.

This is ridiculous. Californians voiced their opinion on Prop 8 and now they’re being bullied by actors. Also, not everyone who voted “yes” on Prop 8 is a Christian. This isn’t a religious issue, it’s a moral issue. Religion and morality are not synonymous.

jm, so you think we should legislate morality? You and are your kind are the scariest kind of Americans and human beings.

I believe these two directors are gay.

why do people have to be so nasty all the time… i.e. Numbers 10 and 12….Number 10 just shut up if you dnt like something just dnt ******* watch it….

this was so DUMB

this was so DUMB

horrrrrrible! ewh

Thats great!!!!! :)

Thats great!!!!! :)

what does sacramento have to do with anything??
i live in sacramento

Separation of church and state, if your reasons for being for prop 8 are based on religion you should instantly know it has no place in law. We live in a country with people of many religions and many non religious people and the law should treat them and their opinions of marriage the same way. It doesn’t mean agreeing with gay marriage it means people should be able to live their lives as they see fit. The people who want to be married are already together, spending their lives together who cares if they have a piece of paper saying so or not. There was a time when the majority was in favor of slavery and thought black people were immoral. There was also a time the majority thought the world was flat, sadly many are still no more advanced than they were then. It’s unfortunate people are blinded by their own bigotry.

this was very fascinating. i, myself, respect and approve the gays and lesbians. let’s try no to bring in religious issues. its not about what ‘holy books’ say. after all, no one can prove that any of the events even took place. i just wanted to point out that, religious or not, your opinion is what matters. it’s your perspective on the gays and how you really think of them not some exaggerated belief or other people’s thoughts and opinions. THIS IS MY OPINION AND I BELIEVE RELIGION SHOULD BE KEPT OUT OF THIS ISSUE AND GAYS AND LESBIANS SHOULD BE ABLE TO LEGALLY UNITE AND BE TREATED EQUALLY AMONG THE AMERICAN SOCIETY, better yet, THE WORLD.

THAT WAS SO STUPID!

And they got the bible stuff all wrong, oh well.

noo they got the bible stuf RIGHT tards

volleyballgrl @ 12/03/2008 at 8:47 pm

wow…gays are all in it for themselves!!…CAN’T THEY JUST LIVE WITH THE RIGHT THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE TO BE GAY??!?!!!! THEY ONLY WANT MARRIAGE, WHICH THEY COULD DO THE SAME THINGS WHETHER THEY WERE MARRIED OR NOT!…THIS VIDEO IS DISGRACEFUL. WE DON’T HATE GAYS AND WE AREN’T UNFAIR, WE ARE PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE SO FUTURE GENERATIONS WON;T HAVE TO SUFFER!..WOW MAYBE YOU COULD THINK A LITTLE?!

volleyballgrl @ 12/03/2008 at 8:48 pm

OH AND THE WAY THEY BROUGHT JESUS INTO THE PICTURE WAS TOTALLY INNAPPROPRIATE!

Voicing my opinion is considered “scary”? I wasn’t being nasty. I’m assuming now that it’s ok for people supporting gay marriage to voice their opinion, and it’s not ok for people against gay marriage to voice their opinion. Interesting that people supporting gay marriage are all about tolerance, yet they can’t tolerate it when people disagree with their opinions.

volleyball girl: people continue to talk about the “sanctity of marriage”. May I remind you that at one time it was considered that marriage between a white and black was outlawed and considered to break the sanctity of marriage….and the same people who talk about sanctity of marriage….blah blah blah are the same that divorce and cheat etc…..im not for or against it im just saying i wish people would look at it from both sides and realize that no matter what…..straight people are still going to be able to marry…..if you disagree you disagree but that doesnt give you the right to take someone else’s right away….

I just love it !!!!

it’s soo great … ! now dont take the form to seriously but just the meaning and the main idea…. iam so sad that they said yes on prop8 i really didnt excpect that from californians …

EVERYBODY has to go and see Milk in theatre in march 2009 !!!

great movie from the super brillant Gus Van Sant !

i just feel sad for these ppl who are basicly bigots … instead of spreading bigotry you should spread love and respect !

I personnaly dont think gay ppl should act like straight ppl ! i mean we are gay we are diffrent we are from a diffrent community and i dont want to act like straight ppl …. i share my difference. i dont want the same wed than straight ppl … but on the name of all the gay that want the same straight wedding i had to vote yes on prop 8 ….. now i know iam not like them so i wont fight to look like them ….

then being gay is or isnot just all about sexual orientation ( not chosen obvio )

now bigots, you dont even know you are bigots and you even think you have the best opinion about everythg and you are proud of your opinions … you have a lot of to learn ….

concerning me i have love to give and dreams to live !!

The Muslims hate gays and yet Hollywood never makes fun of the Muslims. Guess Hollywood is scared of getting bombed.

yay! loved it! so much fun.. so to be taken into consideration.
I’d so wanna be a gay man so NPH would love me. And I would need gay marriage to be alowed then so we could live happily ever after. He’s my fave actor in the world! XD

muslims ( iam gay and iam muslim ) dont like homosexuality in itself … they dong give a bck about gay in themself …. but they dont tolerate homosexuality like no religion else

lucky there are to be born straight !

volleyballgirl: b**ch, stfu. Sanctity of marriage? Please.. there aint no sanctity in it whether the couple is straight of gay. open your eyes!

u forgot to mention Margaret Cho’s in the video! Love her!

I love it… :D
and Neil Patric Harris is great,

Volleyballgirl, can you tell how futur generation would suffer from gay marriage please? because i don’t see how.

exactly JF! exactly!!!!

I thought it was funny and clever. Abomination/ObamaNation. lol Loved the ending, too. That should be the slogan for opponents of Prop 8 – gay marriage will save the economy!

It’s ok to make fun of Jesus, huh? Would they make fun of Buddah or Allah? I think not. It’s not cool, clever or cute.

everyone shoves the “your religion should have no place in government.” in my face. but how can i ignore that part of my identity when making such a difficult and important decision for my state?
and to those who say that what the video said about the bible is true- you are ignorant, once again. all the things that they state are in the OLD testament, mostly in the law books.. which are the laws that christians believe had been turned when Christ came.

people Prop 8 passed………………..GET OVER IT!

@Jim, you’re absolutely right about one thing. Religion and morality are most certainly not synonymous. Thank you for acknowledging that much.

I would like to know how they would feel if someone made a mockery of them. It’s a shame people who are so actively looking for someone to respect them and their beliefs, feel they can disrespect others and their beliefs.

The wonderful thing about America is that we have the option to vote on an issue. When an issue is defeated, obviously the majority has spoken. I don’t understand the protest. When the issue comes up again, the option to vote is again on the table. It’s called a republic and we’re all in on it.

I love all the people angry at this video. Aww, are the Christian bigots getting frustrated because they realize that they’re never going to win their theological battle?

oh, and volleyball, how exactly are future generations going to “suffer” if i’m allowed to marry my boyfriend? even the musical points out that gay marriage could significantly boost the economy…if only for the next few years. Goodness knows the next few years in this country are going to be rough as we attempt to rebuild our economy, we could use the financial boost.

but i suppose we can continue watching our country’s finances deteriorate if you can’t stand the idea of two men kissing in public…

ignorance…no group of people breed it to the extent Christians do…sorry, but prop 8 only proves how unevolved you people are.

and kelly, no, I won’t get over it. Prop 8 is a hateful prejudice bill that was founded on religious beliefs. Separation of church and state makes this bill null. It never should have made it to the table in the first place. We will fight it until it is destroyed, because it has no place in our society in the first place.

haha that was hilarious (and nicely harmonized lol)

I am proud to live in a country (Canada) where same-sex marriage is legal and religion isn’t brought into every single issue, and I hope that people will continue to fight hateful things like prop 8 in the hopes of one day achieving equal rights, we can do it!

ps: was that Margaret Cho in there too?

when gay people are finally “allowed” to get married, someone invite me to their wedding! lol I was raised in a Catholic household and even married in a Catholic church and I think gay people should marry if they want to. It has nothing to do with my religion or my God. I see them as equals and should love how they wish. Them being gay or getting married has no effect on my personal life what-so-ever!

#8 no offense, but the last part you said sounded like a dirty joke to me.
this was so funny. and u guys should stop worrying about something that will change in a short time. just like black and womens rights. everyone was getting mad for that. but now barely anybody remembers the way it used to be (ok u do, but u remember it was a stupid thing to do).
and u forgot to talk about the blonde woman from scrubs. sarah? oh well, i cant remember but shes really good…

This is disgusting.

Prop 8 was voted on, Leave it alone. Being gay is a disease, even gays that have cured themselves of it have said so. Just because a 2 men or 2 women love each other doesn’t make it right.

So, if No on 8 goes through then what happens next? A 50yr old and a 10 yr old love each other and want to have equal rights so then we will allow that. Then a woman and a sheep? Hey maybe a father and son? man our country is sick. This is the path we are on if No on 8.

YES ON 8! Glad we won.

thank GOD @ 12/04/2008 at 6:34 pm

these actors are so desperate to be accepted & to look cool within the industry which mainly being controlled by GAYS!so…they are the one who are confused with themselves….they chose these lifestyle..fine….. but don’t push it toooooooo far!

somehow…if one is anti-gay…they are deemed as stupid/close-minded or BIGOT?????????
and they can’t voice their opinions as equal as the pro-gays????????

what a hypocrite you guys are!

i am going to continue to share my views on this issue…and i have the rights to do so….

Nick, what legal rights did you lose when prop 8 was passed? What legal rights would you have been gained? Gay and lesbian partnerships have already been given the same rights and responsibilities as a married couples.

And some of you need to stop calling Prop 8 supporters “haters”… they are just protecting what they believe. I know you all are saying there is a separation between church and state, but look at what’s happened in Massachusetts. Sometimes we can’t trust our government to protect us. Even if there is a separation, “church” still needs to protect itself from “state”.

Also, I understand that people have their opinions. And I understand when celebrities try to use their celebrity to inform the people, but when they use their fame to do things like this I lose a little respect for them. I can take a joke when it’s done in good fun, but underlying all the jokes was a thick layer of anger. It seeped through all the jokes making it uncomfortable. It’s similar feeling when people take seemingly innocent jabs at each other in public, only everyone can tell they really hate each other.

SANCTITY OF MARRIAGE? Really Volleyballgrl? Let’s explore that.

Are you talking about BIBLICAL sanctity of marriage? Like 1 man, a multiplicity of wives and as many prostitutes and concubines you can shake your stick at? (Exodus 21) Or What to do if you love one wife and hate the other but you have children with both of them? (Duet. 21)

Or are you talking about the HISTORICAL sanctity of marriage where the brides father pays a dowry to make the exchange more palatable? Ever wonder why a woman loses her last name in the SANCTITY of marriage? Because historically it is an exchange of PROPERTY!

Or are you talking about the SANCTITY of the 24 hour drive through marriage by an Elvis impersonator easily sanctified by any justice of the peace in Las Vegas?

Or perhaps your talking about the SANCTITY of marriage that ends in over a 52% divorce rate…..all without the help of a single homosexual’s corrupting influence.

Do yourself a favor and take your own advice and “think a little”.
Or maybe that’s asking too much…. yeah, I guess it is.

greenmonkey @ 12/07/2008 at 5:42 am

jm
If you stop your misinterpretation to suit your own world you would see that ed did NOT say you were scary because you voiced your opinion, he said it in reference to you and your ilk wanting to rip up constitutional rights and legislate morality. And it’s either religious intolerance influencing state law or its outright bigotry stripping rights from a minority, both are reprehensible in a free society.

And volleyballgrl, SHOUTING YOUR MESSAGES DOES NOT COMPENSATE THEM FOR BEING IDIOTIC.
Question: What will future generations “suffer” from if gays are allowed to marry like straight people?

greenmonkey @ 12/07/2008 at 5:56 am

Audrey
The legal rights that were taken away was the court decision that under the interpretation of your Constitution, all people are to be treated equal. That is why gays have been allowed to marry in the past year. Prop 8 removes this existing right of a minority, totally against the Constitutional ruling by the courts.
They now DO NOT have the “same rights and responsibilities as a married couples”, BECAUSE THEY CAN’T GET MARRIED!

What else would you call someone other that a HATER, who is so hateful that even though it makes no difference to them in their everyday life whether Joe and Jim who live together down the street are married or not, they go out of their way to strip them of their rights to have a marriage commitment for themselves.

#52 your soooooo retarted! Where did you hear that homosexuality is a disease? Has that been proven? If it has pleasse I would love to see that. I think its ignorant people like you who ruin our country!

Every single person who says “ewww” or “this is disgusting” or even hates this video are ignorant people who are taking a video too seriously.

Idiots.

It’s always amazing to me how people can call the ones who DON’T like this horrible names and insult them, and degrade them for their opinion. Yet you are all doing the same thing as they are. Look at yourselves and your comments!

Some of you are so quick to judge those comments you don’t agree with, while totally overlooking the mean comments that AGREE with you. We all need to grow up!

I have my opinion on all of this as well, but why put myself through all the bullying? If you can’t respect free speech, then move! And for those of you who don’t know, free speech is NOT putting others down for their opinions. It’s allowing everyone to speak their opinion. So someone doesn’t like this? So someone does? So what? Just let them be!

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