Miss California anti-gay-marriage ad debuts

Ya know, there was a time when you could depend on religious zealots to deliver hateful, blustery dogmatism. But this new breed just doesn't have the same fire. Case in point: Miss California's new anti-gay-marriage ad for the National Organization for Marriage. The title of the commercial is "No Offense," which begs the question of how NOM thinks that's going to get across the message that gays are immoral and disgusting. At least its earlier "Gathering Storm" spot showed a healthy amount of fear-mongering. That they're strapping a glorified swimsuit model to the front of their movement is apt, because evidently they're as clueless as she is.

—Posted by David Kiefaber