Even though Macklemore and Ryan Lewis won the 2014 Grammy for Best Rap Album, that doesn’t mean that everyone believes that gay and straight marriage qualifies as the “same love.”
During the duo’s performance of their gay-rights anthem “Same Love” Sunday night, Queen Latifah simultaneously officiated the weddings of 33 couples many of them same-sex – which perhaps unsurprisingly drew negative reactions from conservatives and anti-gay pundits.
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Taking to twitter en masse, public figures like Fox’s Todd Starnes complained that the ceremony was demeaning the institution of marriage:
Here it comes – the Grammys are mocking marriage.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) January 27, 2014
Conservative radio host and American Family Association Director of Issue Analysis Brian Fischer warned his followers about the ceremony:
Heads up: Grammy telecast to feature sodomy-based wedding ceremonies. http://t.co/pbdVOkYuG8
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) January 26, 2014
Meanwhile, over at ChristianPost.com, Michael Brown posted an editorial suggesting that the mass wedding was too provincial in scope, as he mounted an argument that gay-marriage advocates were ignoring polygamous unions by championing two-person partnerships.
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