News Necessities: Madonna, Not BombsFebruary 14, 2012
Just in time to celebrate this Hallmark – I mean momentous holiday, two big events happened yesterday. Washington’s Governor Chris Gregoire signed marriage equality into law, and the New Jersey state Senate passed the marriage equality bill. But while the NJ governor threatens to veto their bill – at least Washington will be the seventh state to offer its residents marriage equality.
I feel like we talk about this topic a lot – the never-ending fight to nationalize same-sex marriage. A small victory here, a shattering blow there, and Prop 8 offers its own battles altogether. The Boston Globe presented some interesting insight yesterday in regards to the constant battle in New England alone. It’s enough to make one’s head ache just trying to follow it all.
But while we applaud two momentous occasions and brace ourselves for more battles to come, I wanted to look at the celebration that’s poised to stop war – and it’s all thanks to the Material Girl. That’s right, an activist in Tel Aviv is asking Prime Minister Netanyahu not to incite war with Iran until AFTER Madonna’s May 29th pre-pride concert.
The Facebook fan page has over 800 “likes” and claims:
“War of any kind is bad, we call or (I think they mean ‘our’) leaders, prime minister Netanyahu and Barak, to avoid any attack of any kind against Iran or whatever, at least until Madonna’s tour visit in Israel. god save the queen!”
Kind of a brilliant move isn’t it? I mean considering the only bombing that’s associated with Madonna is her recent movie (I haven’t seen it yet – but maybe it is good?) I like where the group is going with this.
Sure this is a bit tongue and cheek – but it calls attention to a much heavier issue. Tensions are mounting, and some say there could be military action within a few months, in the Middle East… It’s certainly not a topic to poke fun at but this group has found a light-heated way to send a message and perhaps spread it a little more widely.
It also says something about Madonna doesn’t it? Aside from charging what some fans call ridiculous ticket prices, she’s moving forward with her concert in Tel Aviv… Although I wonder if she’ll bring M.I.A.?
News Necessities: Sue
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