Tell Focus on the Family About Your Loving Gay Spouse February 2, 2010

Tell Focus on the Family About Your Loving Gay Spouse

Focus on the Family is holding a Valentine’s Day Contest! All you have to is write a love letter to your spouse (under 300 words) explaining why you want to grow old with them.

As far as I can tell (and I read through the entire set of rules), gay couples are totally allowed to enter. Sure, they say right up front that “marriage between a man and a woman is a sacred commitment,” but at no point do they forbid gay couples from entering.

I know some of you live in a state where gay marriage is legal… and you’re half of a happily married gay couple.

I’m sure James Dobson and his ilk would love to hear about how beautiful your relationship is 🙂 And how it’s Just. Like. Everyone. Else’s.

But why waste your time? If they know you’re talking about a gay spouse, they’ll just ignore your entry, right?

Not necessarily. I can see it now…

Dear Chris,

I fell in love the moment I first laid eyes on you. It was during a meeting of the college group we both belonged to. We spent that first day together discussing the Bible, God, and Christianity and haven’t stopped ever since.

I want to grow old with you.


Oh, unisex names and campus atheist groups, how I love you.

C’mon… someone win this thing! Look at the grand prize:

This would be *so* much more rewarding than crashing a poll 🙂

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  • Polly

    THAT would be ASWESOME!! Great idea. I would love to see the looks on their faces when the happy couple claim their prize. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

    Essentials of marriage(TM) products? Am I the only one who can’t help thinking of oils and lubricants?

  • meyers

    Isn’t Colorado Springs the town which is basically shutting down because people don’t want to pay a marginal raise in their property taxes? What a horrible prize!

  • Evinfuilt

    Broadmoor is a nice hotel, really nice hotel. But this would be like the ultimate time-share scam, I mean they want you to go to the Event, and have dinner with them.

    I’m not sure if I could handle that.

  • I dunno, ever since Canada legalized gay marriage, I’ve just lost all enthusiasm for the idea of growing old with my wife. Our marriage has been so devalued and rendered meaningless by the fact that gay couples now have the same set of legal rights and duties as we do, defined without distinction by the same Act. Do you think it would revive our relationship if we got divorced and lived in sin instead?

  • Mike

    Someone tell PZ fast!!!
    Gate crashing this contest would beat any poll crashing.
    Especially for transgendered couples with heteronormative names, this is the contest to crash.

  • Kathleen

    I’m intrigued by the “Essentials of Marriage Products” 🙂

    Btw, the Broadmoor IS a really nice hotel. I collect ‘restaurant ware’ and have a beautiful china compote from the Broadmoor dating from the 1930s.

  • muggle

    LOL, I’ve love to see a gay couple win this but, man, they don’t deserve the last three “prizes”. Can they opt out?

    The first two prizes would be cool as hell.

    Then again, showing up at the dinner would be too cool.

  • daler

    I’m not gay, but “Micah” is, and he sent them this:
    “Dearest Danial,
    How I knew you and I would be together from the first second I laid eyes on you. I want to spend the rest of my life in your strong arms, sheltered from the small minded bigots that call our love an “abomination.” I know that some day soon this great country of ours will join the 21st century and allow us to get married.

    Your fiancee,

  • That would be an absolute irony if a gay couple won the contest. FotF wouldn’t have ANYTHING they could do about it. They require you to send a photograph of your couple in – according to the rules – and if a gay couple sent in that photo and got denied, there would be Hell to pay.

    Halfway wishing I was a gay couple just so I could enter this and show those bigots a thing or two about love. Course, I’m straight and single, so that doesn’t work out at all.

  • Kevin,
    Just write something and then claim your gay spouse dumped you if you win the prize. Then they’ll have to start all over again looking for another winner.

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