Advocacy Group Tries, Fails to Make Anti-Gay Marriage Ad

This did not go well.

Catholic Vote is a conservative advocacy group that is NOT HAPPY with the Supreme Court’s recent decision to name marriage a right for all same-sex couples in the United States.

The group saw it coming: they released this video on June 25th, the day before the decision came down in what would appear to be an attempt to share their perspective with a country that no longer agrees with what they have to say.

It’s called “Not Alone,” and its tagline is “We’re here because we have something to say and we’re no longer afraid to say it.” That means “we’re no longer afraid to say that we don’t like same-sex marriage.”

This is not a new message!

The idea is that American Catholics–who had decades to voice their opposition to same-sex marriage and did not in any way hesitate to do so–are now under attack for daring to believe the things they have believed since forever.

You’ll also note that the group is co-opting the LGBT community’s message in positioning itself as a victim. Of what? Public opinion, of course.

In short, these people can’t handle the fact that most Americans no longer agree with them…and the public response to their campaign has been about as positive as you might expect. Here’s a parody, launched over the weekend by the influencer group Soundly Awake:

Not sure that will convince anyone, but it was kind of fun.

Several social media users have also used the #SpeakTruthWithLove tag to mock the campaign:

So basically, this group’s media relations department has been very, very busy over the past few days.