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Prop 8 — The Musical: Starring Jack Black as Jesus

With an all-star cast including Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, and Margaret Cho, "Prop 8 — The Musical" harmoniously chronicles how California came to pass its gay marriage ban.

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Jack Black appears as Jesus Christ to point out that the Bible says a lot of interesting things, like you can stone your wife, or sell your daughter into slavery. He says that Prop 8's supporters simply pick and chose teachings from the Holy Book that support their social agenda. And Neil Patrick Harris points out that the gay wedding industry could save the US economy! This is all explained in song of course!

Check out the musical put together by Funny or Die. Do you think satire or song can help change the minds of those who voted to ban gay marriage?

jpodreid jpodreid 8 years
Jillness Jillness 8 years
If gay marriage gets to the Supreme Court, it will be upheld. Precedent was set by the interracial marriage case of Loving v. Virginia. The Supreme Court said: "Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.... To deny this fundamental freedom on so unsupportable a basis as the racial classifications embodied in these statutes, classifications so directly subversive of the principle of equality at the heart of the Fourteenth Amendment, is surely to deprive all the State's citizens of liberty without due process of law. The Fourteenth Amendment requires that the freedom of choice to marry not be restricted by invidious racial discrimination. Under our Constitution, the freedom to marry, or not marry, a person of another race resides with the individual and cannot be infringed by the State."
Jillness Jillness 8 years
"I actually think Hollywood has made a huge difference in the lives of gay people and especially gay teenagers. Most of the time when someone faces discrimination they can turn to their families, for gay youth it isn't always the case." Great point.
momofboys3 momofboys3 8 years
As for shellfish and stoning, Christians are not bound by Old Testament Law. Jesus retained certain laws and we are bound by them because He is God and has the authority of God. Jesus fulfilled the old law and became the New Covenant between God and people. He made it easier to have a relationship with Him through Jesus. The bible also warns of a time when God will be moked and people will be lovers of themselves. Christians do not pick and choose the laws to obey. The New Testament states that homosexuality, along with other things, is indeed a sin. Sin seperates us from a relationship with God. That's all He's ever wanted. And people reject Him because they don't want anyone telling them what to do. Romans 1:26-27, 1Corinthians 6:9-10 is in the New Testament about homosexuality. Also God does not hate sinners, that's why he sent Jesus. Jesus didn't pick riteous friends, he picked ungodly friends to redeem. If you keep reading 1Cor.6:11 God gives hope to sinners. Only if they keep rejecting Him will he judge and punish them. God is patient. He also doesn't want Christians or anyone else to hate one another. But we are to hate the sin, just not the sinner; we are to pray for them and love them because we are all God's children and we ALL sin. He doesn't want any to perish. He's a patient God, but that patience will not last very long.
tigerbelle tigerbelle 8 years
Jessiebanana, you can marry a goat for all I care. It would be your decision and would not affect me in the least. As deeply personal as sexual preference is, so is religion and spirituality. In my personal opinion, it's not funny or hilarious or witty to make fun of either.
saucymegstar saucymegstar 8 years
Mommaof2," may be off the wall here..but for some reason I keep asking myself this question. If God sent Jesus because he didn't think the laws he made before (old T.) applied well into human many centuries ago?...then I wonder who God is sending now?" I'll take a stab at that question: God sent Christ not because the "law didn't apply" but because it did and does. Because we could never measure up and God promised to fulfill the law by providing a Savior. That Savior is Jesus. The law as detailed in the Old Testament shows us that we are not and can never be perfect. We cannot be God, no matter how much we think we know better. In the book of Romans the Apostle Paul talks a lot about the purpose of the Mosaic Law and how it points us to the ultimate fulfillment in Christ. God sent Christ--who is God in human form to be the sacrifice for our sins. We see the example in the Old Testament of sacrifices of "pure" or "unblemished" animals to atone for sins. Christ was the only true sacrifice because He was the only pure, unblemished human. Through the sacrifice of One who is pure we have the opportunity to have a relationship with Him. That is why Christ was sent. In Matthew 5:17 Jesus says, "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." I hope that helps with your question.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I thought it was funny. but not mind changing funny
tigerbelle tigerbelle 8 years
No one is saying it's not okay to quote any part of the bible. It's simply implying that today's Christians are picking and choosing what to follow, when it is the understanding of a "Christian" that we no longer have to sacrifice things or abide by the severe rules that those did in the times of the Old Testament because of Jesus Christ. I just think the argument is misconstrued. The silly thing to me is that all Christians are being targeted in the Prop 8 situation, when I know plenty of Christians who believe in equality for all (regardless of sexual preference), including myself. I'm confident in my spirituality, so I don't expect you to understand, and it's totally fine with me that others are so excited about this skit. I'm entitled to my feelings about it, too, and frankly, it made me sad.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I may be off the wall here..but for some reason I keep asking myself this question. If God sent Jesus because he didn't think the laws he made before (old T.) applied well into human many centuries ago?...then I wonder who God is sending now?
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
"Anyone who follows Christianity knows the difference between the Old Testament and New Testament. This is clearly marketed toward those who are ignorant about religion. Without opening a whole can of worms, the point of Jesus being crucified was so that we wouldn't have to "stone our wife" or whatever other nonsense he said." It is in the Old Testament Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. Leviticus, 18. 22 If Christians can quote the Old Testament, then why shouldn't anyone else be able to? Though this doesn't say much about lesbians, so can I get married?
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Either way they still think it is funny that they find it acceptable to make legal decisions based on personal faith. Frankly I love videos like these. They entertain me and keep me optimistic until equality does happen and it will. Civil right issues are inevitable, it's just a matter of whether I'll be alive when it happens or not.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 8 years
Palesugar is it ok to pick and choose from the Old Testament silly, while publicly acknowledging the New Testament. There is no Creation without Genesis, so both are very much used. The Bible would be incomplete without both and any Christian worth their salt should have read both.
kristints kristints 8 years
I love it and it's completely true, well, my Repeal Prop 8 sign arrived in the mail today and it's in the front yard now, we can't change bigots, but we can fight for our rights.
palesugar palesugar 8 years
Tigerbelle: Maybe I'm confused, but isn't the oft-quoted passage on homosexuality in Leviticus? I think the point of picking and choosing is well made.
imagirl imagirl 8 years
I totally agree with tigerbelle.. this video mocks the exaggerated and twisted "marketing" of some Prop 8 proponents while doing the exact same thing itself. If the audience doesn't understand the basic gist of the Old/New Testaments, this certainly only helps to trivialize it. Lots of funny people in this video, I just don't think it promotes much understanding whatsoever. Surely there is another way to get this important point across.
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I can't wait to see this! it sounds hilarious!
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I love andy!
em1282 em1282 8 years
:oy: My thoughts exactly, HF. Also makes me wish Andy Richter was still on Conan.
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 8 years
That was fantastic. What a group they got to do this!
StolzeMama StolzeMama 8 years
Very well said tiger.
tigerbelle tigerbelle 8 years
Wow. Not only was that offensive, it used mockery to make a point with completely misleading details about the bible. Anyone who follows Christianity knows the difference between the Old Testament and New Testament. This is clearly marketed toward those who are ignorant about religion. Without opening a whole can of worms, the point of Jesus being crucified was so that we wouldn't have to "stone our wife" or whatever other nonsense he said. I'm all for love and acceptance, and completely agree that it's terrible to deny rights of others, but I didn't find this funny at all. Unfortunately, there are a lot of funny actors in that sketch that I will look at differently now. I wish they knew more about what they were making fun of before participating in that. It probably would have been much more tasteful (and intelligent)
momma-tikita momma-tikita 8 years
I dont know how it can change peoples mind but it was fucking hilarious!
esmerb esmerb 8 years
This video is phenomenal!!!
laurelm laurelm 8 years
Having Jack Black as Jesus? Yes, that is mocking. Let's depict our Lord and Savior, as a fat, funny man, who is mocking lines in the Bible? LOL, also it is not inconvenient truths either, Christians know that. This is not going to change anyone's mind, it is just for enjoyment purposes.
geebers geebers 8 years
I think this is funny but people aren't going to change their minds. If you think this way, you find many reasons to rationalize why you are right- no matter how wrong it may be. Unless that person is directly affected by this and realizes how ridiculous and sad Prop 8 is, they are not going to change their mind.
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