Anti Same-Sex Marriage Mailer

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Anti Same-Sex Marriage Mailer

Background Information
The National Organization for Marriage blanket mailed out this postcard after Gay Marriage was legalized in New York State.
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This is propaganda because
This postcard is propaganda because it targets a specific audience (parents) & plays on perceived fear by asserting that legalized gay marriage endangers children's innocence. This postcard is meant to increase support for a cause. Yes, dangerous.

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    Mon, 02/11/2013 - 22:54
    This poster lies. Gay marriage does not affect the children at all.
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    Bryant C.
    Mon, 02/11/2013 - 22:59
    Bryant C.
    This item of propoganda is dangerous in the way that it promotes deception and one-sided opinions.
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    Kole
    Mon, 02/11/2013 - 23:00
    Kole
    No body should ever discourage anybody, especially not young children, to pretend to be somebody they are not.
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    Rosie L.
    Mon, 02/11/2013 - 23:15
    Rosie L.
    I agree with the interpretation above. I feel it's dangerous, but not so dangerous that people will be incredibly swayed. It presents an aspect of traditional schooling-- picture books-- in a negative and "wrong" light especially because a young child is being shown as having to go through this experience.
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    Meghan J.
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:00
    Meghan J.
    I believe this piece of propaganda is incredibly dangerous. It states that by legalizing homosexual marriage, the children of our country will be in danger. It caters to the men and women who believe that this statement is true, affirming it, and it makes the people who have no side on the argument sway over to the side agreeing with the poster, to "protect" the children. A poster like this, in my opinion, has no business in a public place where it will do more hurt than help.
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    emilys
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:00
    emilys
    This poster is very dangerous because it uses children and everyone wants to save children from harm. Also it uses many colors to emphasize their main points
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    Emma D.
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:01
    Emma D.
    This poster is somewhat dangerous because of the picture displayed on the postcard. It may pin point an emotional feeling in parents about gay marriage. This could persuade parents to contribute to the cause in the case their children were gay. By supporting the cause, their children would not have to suffer the so called "consequences" of being different.
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    Anna M.
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:04
    Anna M.
    My interpretation of this peice of propoganda is that the author is trying to make readers feel that the youth will be more educated and intelligent if they are taught that gay marriage is wrong. Readers obviously want the best for their kids, so they will be against gay marriage if it means having an intelligent group of young people.
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    Meredith H.
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:06
    Meredith H.
    I believe that this piece of propaganda is very offencive. I, being an active member in theatre productions, know many people who are attracted to people of the same gender and I believe that there is nothing wrong with that. Love is love and it comes in many forms. As a society, we need to understand that love is not dangerous. I personally do not understand why people are against gay marraige because it poses no threat to society. It brings no pain, suffering, losses of lives, or any other form of calamity onto the people of our world. I would understand being against something that causes any kind of pain or trouble within society, but spreading more love does not harm anyone. Love is a beautiful thing and it should be rejoyced, not discouraged.

    This propaganda is offencive to me because gay marriage does not reduce a child's innocence in the slightest. A child of a gay family would understand that each family situation is different and that having two mothers or two fathers is just something that makes their family special. This does not encourage the child to be gay or to believe that srtaight couples are wrong, but it instead teaches them to except each person as they are, no matter how different that is, and it also teaches them that not every relationship is the same and that being different is not a bad thing.

    This propoganda is very offencive and I do not agree with it. Our society needs to accept that love is a gift from the heavens and that it should be celebrated, no matter what gender the people in love are.
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    Peter G.
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:08
    Peter G.
    Why would you limit the rights of other people? Lying won't subdue the love between two people. Last time I check love wasn't "wrong" or "had to be stopped".
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    Thomas Kontra
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:09
    Thomas Kontra
    This is propaganda, it plays with the mind of parents whether or not to teach their children if gay marriage is right or wrong. It is very effective. Do we want our future generation to rather agree with same sex marriage than opposite sex marriage?
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    Ray C.
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:12
    Ray C.
    This poster is foul. It targets an audience with stereotypical ridicule and lies. Obviously, gay marriage doesn't effect our day of life more than a slight wind during the day.
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    Dr. Cooper
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:15
    Dr. Cooper
    Although certain individuals, politicals parties, and religions frown upon people of the same gender getting married, it is ultimately up to the person. Also, this postcard is degrading the minds of younger generations who see this. Since their minds are not fully developed they will grow up thinking that gay marriage is wrong. The parents of the child while teach their child about acccrpting this people despite their differences. Is the propaganda informing or helping the young children?
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    Sarah B
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:17
    Sarah B
    I think that this piece of propoganda is very effective because of the use of children involved. Parents always want the best for their kids and knowing that gay marriageis harming the way that they may grow up may make them think differently. Gay marriage is affecting certain teaching ways and this should not be happening. In the beginning, God created a man and a woman not a man and a man or a woman and a woman.
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    GG
    Tue, 02/12/2013 - 01:17
    GG
    The postcard shown above is dangerous, and most will agree. The organization is targeting parents today. They want the parents to protect their children by going against gay marriage. The postcard instantly spurrs a brainstorm in the parents' heads--what will our kids grow up to be if they are exposed to these ideas now? How will future society be run? The parents are inclined to go against gay marriage for a strong reason--probably the number one reason people would pay attention to.
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    Precious
    Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:05
    Precious
    Gay marriage isn't going to change the innocence of kids. This message is dangerous because it is saying that gay marriage will affect kids, when it won't!
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    Venessa
    Thu, 02/21/2013 - 14:16
    Venessa
    Gay marriage is a decision between two people, not a million or even more people. That is sad to think that people think gay marriage should be decided by all kinds of people when it's a decision that should be made by the two people wanting to get married.
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    Maluhia B.
    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 20:59
    Maluhia B.
    This piece of propaganda is an incredibly harmful promotion of many conservative party messages. This appeal to plainfolk as it's targeting other closed minded people to make them think their actions are justified and build a unified front despite how harmful and pointless this message might be.
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    kayleew
    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 21:09
    kayleew
    This is harmful because it is inaccurate, nothing needs to be stopped is is not endangering young kids. kids will grow up to be who they are, they are selling this message by stating wrong inform to parents who have "fears". Appeal to social fears is presented in this form of propaganda.
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    Jena A.
    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 21:10
    Jena A.
    This is propaganda because it targets the audience of parent by implying that their children are in danger of gay relations. It is a harmful message because it promotes sexism and prejudice towards gay people. This message is a form of advocacy because the writers are promoting social change. This message used associations because they utilize children to say that gay marriage is harmful.
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    Karissa S.
    Thu, 06/02/2016 - 21:45
    Karissa S.
    This is propaganda because it is targeting parents into not letting their children become gay. The form of propaganda used is appeal of social fears because people are afraid of what others may think of them if they have a gay child. This message is harmful because it is hurting the parents who do have gay children.
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    Austin W
    Sat, 06/04/2016 - 00:34
    Austin W
    i think this article is harmful because its putting this image into kids heads that gay marriage is a bad thing when really it has little to no effect on anyones daily life unless they make it so. its propaganda because its touching on the subject of something happening to someones children.

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