The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has condemned Sarah Jessica Parker's Obama for America campaign ad, citing the clip as implying that the president intends to redefine marriage to include both polygamy and incest.
"[Obama] is now in favor of redefining marriage so that it can be any union at all — which is to say, he is in favor of abolishing any publicly normative definition of marriage," Carson Holloway at CatholicVote writes on NOM's official blog. "If 'you should be able to marry anyone you want,' then you should be able to marry someone who is already married, you should be able to marry your father, your mother, your sister, your brother, whoever."
Holloway then concludes, "Taken as stated, the president's position, proclaimed by his actress-spokesperson, is to personally advocate polygamous and even incestuous marriages."
Interestingly, Holloway acknowledges that, undoubtedly, "the president does not really intend to say this." Still, he then asks, "But why not, at least on the logic of the left-wing marriage nihilists whose rhetoric he is parroting?"
As the ad implies, Parker and Vogue editor Anna Wintour will be co-hosting a June 14 fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign at the "Sex and the City" star's New York home. Borrowing from the tradition set by George Clooney, Parker and Wintour are opening up seats at their table to winners of a sweepstakes.
Among those to also criticize Parker's ad, as well as Obama's use of Hollywood for donations, was Neil Munro of the Daily Caller. Though Munro acknowledged that "Obama's lottery pitches seem to be working," he also noted, "the support given to Obama by Parker, Wintour and much of New York’s fashion set clashes with the president’s efforts to portray his campaign as focused on the middle class."
Furthermore, other conservative pundits believe the Parker/Wintour dinner implies that Obama must be desperate for cash. "The Obama campaign is very, very worried about money," wrote Jennifer Rubin on her “Right Turn” Washington Post blog. "Their latest effort to get the big bucks is being mocked mercilessly by the Republican National Committee."
George Clooney & President Obama
Actor George Clooney leaves after he spoke to the media March 15, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. Clooney had meeting with President Barack Obama to discuss the current situations in Darfur, Sudan. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
President Obama & Tyler Perry
Actor and director Tyler Perry hugs US President Barack Obama during a campaign event at Tyler Perry Studios March 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. President Obama is spending the day traveling to Chicago, Illinois and Atlanta, Georgia to attend private and public campaign events. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Obamas & Oprah Winfrey
US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama chat with talk show host Oprah Winfrey during a taping of the Oprah Winfrey show April 27, 2011 at Harpo Studios in Chicago. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Obama & Magic Johnson
In this handout image provided by the U.S. Navy, President Barack Obama is greeted on the court by NBA Hall of Fame basketball player Earvin 'Magic' Johnson and Michigan State University assistant coach Mike Garland. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)
Willow Smith Performs At The White House
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Antonio Banderas & President Obama
Antonio Banderas and his wife Melanie Griffith hosted a fundraising event for President Obama in October 2011. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Tom Hanks Narrates Pro-Obama Film
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Gov. Mitt Romney & Jeff Foxworthy
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Gov. Mitt Romney & Kid Rock
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David Mustaine & Rick Santorum
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Kelly Clarkson & Ron Paul
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Snoop Dogg & Ron Paul
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Oliver Stone & Ron Paul
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