Maddow Guest: CMI is a ‘Usual Suspect’ in Same-Sex Marriage Fight

<div style="float: right"><object width="250" height="202"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUnzSUZu&amp;sm=1"></para... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GdkUnzSUZu&amp;sm=1" allowfullscreen="true" width="250" height="202"></embed></object></div>Kent Jones, a guest on MSNBC's &quot;Rachel Maddow Show,&quot; branded the MRC's Culture and Media Institute a &quot;usual suspect&quot; in the fight against gay marriage. <p>Dubbed the &quot;matrimonial recreation correspondent&quot; by Maddow, Jones mocked conservative arguments against gay marriage during a report of George Takei's (Mr. Sulu for the Trekkies out there) scheduled appearance on the &quot;Newlywed Game&quot; alongside his spouse, Brad Altman. </p> <p>Jones noted that the legalization of same-sex marriage in Iowa &quot;didn't cause the apocalypse&quot; and called Takei and Altman's appearance on the game show a &quot;little marital victory,&quot; before launching into the &quot;Star Trek&quot; jokes:<!--break-->  </p><blockquote><p>Once again &quot;Star Trek`s&quot; George Takei boldly goes where no one has gone before. Takei and his husband Brad Altman are going to be the first same-sex couple on the new &quot;Newlywed Game&quot; hosted by Carnie Wilson. Mr. Sulu, Prop 8 on the starboard bow, fire proton torpedoes.</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Of course, any time gay people get to do anything they never got to do before, the usual suspects make the usual noises. Huffed The Culture and Media Institute, quote, &quot;They`re trying to use TV and the movies to set the gay agenda and make it mainstream.&quot;</p></blockquote> <blockquote><p> Yes. Imagine that kind of thing in the mainstream. </p></blockquote> <p>Jones' CMI quote came from a September 17 Associated Press <a href="http://wbztv.com/entertainment/the.newlywed.game.2.1189886.html">article... that cited Dan Gainor, the MRC's vice-president of business and culture, on Takei's appearance. </p>

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