Frank Rich has a good article in the New York Times today about the death of the anti-gay marriage movement in America. (Apparently even Rev. Rick Warren, the powerful megachurch leader who endorsed California’s Proposition 8 to ban gay marriage, now says that he had “never” been and “never will be” an “anti-gay-marriage activist.”) In the piece, Rich references a brilliant segment on Stephen Colbert’s show, done in response to a new video by the National Organization for Marriage, called the “Gathering Storm”. Here, for those of you who might have missed it, is the Colbert segment.
|The Colbert Report||Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|The Colbert Coalition’s Anti-Gay Marriage Ad|
And, while we’re on the subject of civil rights, I’m wondering what you guys think about the newly announced plans by the FBI to greatly expand its database of DNA samples. I didn’t know this before, but apparently in Michigan, you don’t even have to be convicted of a crime to have your DNA taken and added to the FBI’s system. All you have to do is be is arrested for a certain type of crime.