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Saturday, September 19, 2015

US group uses humor to slam Kim Davis

from GayStarNewws.com
The nonprofit Planting Peace takes out a number of billboards to poke holes in the logic of the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage certificates to LGBTI couples
‘Dear Kim Davis,’ the ad says. ‘The fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’re already redefined marriage.’
Planting Peace's anti-Kim Davis billboard
Hopefully Kim Davis drives past the billboards of Planting Peace. The global nonprofit organization has taken out a number of public ads, making fun of the Kentucky county clerk. On the right, there’s a picture of three goats and a cow. To their left, a message that will make your day.

‘Dear Kim Davis,’ the ad says. ‘The fact that you can’t sell your daughter for three goats and a cow means we’re already redefined marriage.’

On its site, the group gives a great explanation why its adding a voice to the Davis firestorm.

‘The intent of the billboard is to expose this narrow interpretation by Davis and others that they use to defend their discrimination against the LGBTQ community,’ the group says.

‘It is important and relevant to call this out, because these messages and actions are not simply about a political or religious debate. There are LGBTQ youth across the world who are taking their lives at an alarming rate because of these messages from society that make them feel broken or less than. We have to meet hate with love…intolerance with compassion.’

Hard to disagree with that. Go give Planting Peace some money. Always good to support allies who do good work.

UPDATE: Aaron Jackson, president of Planting Peace, sent GSN an email.

‘Our message to our LGBTQ youth is simple,’ Jackson’s note said. ‘You are loved, valued, supported, and beautiful. There is nothing wrong with you, and we will stand by you. You are not alone.’

h/t: Phillymag.com

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