National Organization for Marriage: PUNK’D!

3 Feb

It’s always fun when we rediscover the smart ones are the pro-equality ones.

The National Organization “for” Marriage (NOM) posted a cartoon by Zach Weiner today on their blog. The cartoon was hotlinked from a site called Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. This is his cartoon:

What happened next is brilliant. Zach Weiner, who posted the comic, realized his work was completely misinterpreted as an anti-gay advertisement by the Hate Group. So he changed the direction of the link that NOM was using…so NOM’s blog now has this up in the comic’s place (it’s been screen-capped, as once they figure out what’s happened, they will undoubtedly fix it):

Check out Zach’s account of how it all happened here. It’s moments like this that it makes me glad to know so many nerds.

Zach writes:

“There seems to be this idea out there that action through the Internet has no important effect. Even people I really respect, like Jon Stewart, promote this idea. Well, today, I probably got a message of equality to over 100,000 people, among them members of the other side. This generation fights in a new way, but we fight just as hard.”

Great work Zach! Thanks for Talking About Equality in one of the most creative ways we can imagine!

9 Responses to “National Organization for Marriage: PUNK’D!”

  1. Alex Laska February 3, 2011 at 10:45 pm #

    Zach is a great guy. I don’t know him personally, but I’ve always been a huge fan of SMBC and when I complained to him about viciously anti-gay comments going on his his C-box, he deleted the C-box altogether. He’s posted dozens of pro-gay cartoons, cartoons featuring gay characters… he’s one of the best ones there is. A true ally.

  2. otrdriver1 February 4, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    Shared with all my twitter friends and FB great work Zach !

  3. Alexandria Boyer February 4, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    OMG! I love it! What a way to get the message out and to turn things around on them. Good on him!

  4. The Rev February 4, 2011 at 7:54 am #


  5. Eric dos Santos February 4, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    I looked at that comic site yesterday for the first time. There’s a lot of good stuff on there! As for the prank, good for Zach for doing this.

  6. Jessica Naomi February 4, 2011 at 10:27 am #
    What you said happened,didn’t happen

    • Jamie McGonnigal February 4, 2011 at 10:32 am #

      Actually, it did. Which is why we have screen caps and links to the writer’s article. NOM has since fixed their error and put in the jpeg, as opposed to linking to the original site of the cartoon. But thanks for looking out.

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