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A Gaythering Storm

Be afraid, straight homophobic haters - be very afraid...

On Tuesday celebrity comedy site FunnyorDie.com released a celebrity-laden web video spoofing America's so-called fear of "the gay marriage storm."

A slew of stars including Alicia Silverstone, Lance Bass, George Takei and Sophia Bush came together to parody "The Gathering Storm Ad," made by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), which is against same-sex unions.

"I am afraid because I have a fear of storms," Silverstone says melodramatically. "I'm a Massachusetts mother helplessly standing by as the schools teach my children that gay marriage is okay. I also have an issue with their hot lunch program."
The sarcastic tension builds with the stars expressing their horror that "soon these gay people will start falling out of the sky ... Onto our homes, onto our churches and onto our families" as people suddenly start dropping onto the set from above.

The video's producer, Lauren Palmigiano, said the best way for them to make their message clear was through humor.

"We spent two days in our green screen barn shooting with all the actors. The editing and all that gay rain took a few more days to put together and there you have it," Palmigiano told FOXNews.com. "It's frustrating when people spread misinformation and sometimes the best way to combat it is with a joke. But the biggest joke in this whole debate is that somehow giving all couple equal rights affects anyone else's marriage."

Representatives for NOM responded to the ad Wednesday, telling FOXNews.com:

"While I haven't seen this particular parody, I have seen and enjoyed others; it's important not to take yourself so seriously you can't take a good joke, and we appreciate how the controversy has helped spread our message." said Maggie Gallagher, President of the National Organization for Marriage.

"On a more serious note: the vitriolic response by Joe Solomonese and others mischaracterizing the millions of people who have these concerns expressed in our ad as 'liars and bigots' only tends to confirm our main message: same-sex marriage is not about tolerance, it's about using the power of law to impose a new morality on an unwilling American people."

Related: Not all Republicans oppose gay amrriage:


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