You might think flash mobs are so 2007, and you might be right. But sometimes when large groups of people gather to dance at random for a political cause, that's something totally worth endorsing. Case in point: this troupe of gay rights activists who descended upon a Michele Bachmann rally to protest her politics the best way they know how through choreographed dance! What better song than Madonna's "Like a Prayer" to soundtrack their empowering message? You can't pray the gay away. You know somewhere in the back corner Marcus Bachmann is trying his hardest not to tap his toes along.

Commentarium (83 Comments)

Sep 21 11 - 12:10am
iii

This is really really awesome.

Sep 21 11 - 12:10am
Desmond

This is fantastic. It's a more emotional version of a peaceful protest. To see cops laughing and a gathering crowd makes a much stronger statement than the anger and vile that comes from repressive conservatives. Keep them coming, no Perry or Bachmann rally should be without a protest like this.

Sep 21 11 - 12:22am
Jen

This is somehow beautiful. Trying to bring about change without anger and bitterness. Thumbs up!

Sep 21 11 - 2:41am
Riiiight

Of course! Why didn't I see it sooner? We all dance to Madonna and that changes everything. And Trent? This is exactly lime the stupid stuff PETA does. People that agree with them think it's brilliant. Everybody else just shakes their heads and thinks, " douchebags".

Sep 21 11 - 3:57am
Dee

You can hit Reply under your own comment, sweetheart.

Sep 21 11 - 8:54am
DDT

You gotta love how Riiight thinks he represents everybody else. You're the douchebag. How many times have you seen cops at demonstrations smile at protesters these past ten years? Not often. You can discuss the efficacy of protest for sure. But if this is crazy, stupid shit, I wonder how you would have judged people sitting in the streets or at lunch counters back in the 50s. This certainly was crazy shit back then.

Sep 21 11 - 2:49am
RW

I can't watch any flash mob films without thinking about that cell phone commercial. So perfect it put the last nail in the coffin.

Sep 21 11 - 3:19am
Alo

Yeah, yeah, but you know you have the privilege when you can do something embarrassing, dumb, violent, or awful and people just blame YOU for it. When some gay folk are unappealing it just goes to show you about "those gays." Ask the racial minorities, I'm sure they can fill you in.

Sep 21 11 - 8:54am
DDT

Yup.

Sep 21 11 - 4:50am
Giulia

This has to be one of the most poorly-executed flash mobs ever, but I still cried while watching it. Gay rights are human rights so fuck you, bigots of the world. It takes guts to put yourself out there.

Sep 21 11 - 6:32am
Dan

Gays dancing in the street?

Creepy

Sep 21 11 - 7:53am
Doofus

beats glitter.

Sep 21 11 - 8:02am
Jean Paul Funky

What I'm offended about is that they didn't use the actual Madonna version. Therefore, they're not really gay!

Sep 21 11 - 9:08am
fishstix

Seriously, think of all the time that went into planning, practicing and producing this...couldn't that have been better spent campaigning or calling conservatives or volunteering or something better than this self-serving lame video?

Sep 21 11 - 10:40am
mp

A small group spent a fwe hours planning and rehearsing an event that has already been seen by 70,000 people on youtube and is now being linked to on hundreds of mainstream websites. That's wasting time?

Please never apply for a job at my company.

Sep 21 11 - 12:19pm
fishstix

And so...then what?

What is your company? Timewasters.com?

Sep 21 11 - 12:20pm
fishstix

...this will be forgotten by Friday.

Sep 22 11 - 8:01pm
Rj

You're ignorant if you thinks this helps their cause less than campaigning or calling conservatives. It is volunteering and it's time better spent than being ignored by conservatives. Why the hell would you call conservatives anyway? To yell at them, tell them they're wrong? Like that would do anything...

Sep 23 11 - 3:08am
@fishstix

WRONG! BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ! It's Friday, and I remember it still...

Sep 28 11 - 3:54pm
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Sep 21 11 - 2:32pm
GeeBee

Can you really call it a flash mob if there are less than 20 people?

Sep 21 11 - 2:43pm
Pah

Glitterbombing and flashmobs? Wonderful. Fighting and disagreeing with glitter and dancing, I can get behind that.

Sep 21 11 - 4:36pm
E

What a positive, creative and entertaining way to send out a message for your cause. Everyone did a great job planning this. How refreshing!

This video made my day so much brighter. Keep on dancing for your cause!

Sep 21 11 - 5:30pm
Riiight

Sorry guys, I was totally wrong.

Sep 21 11 - 7:23pm
Sure

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Sep 21 11 - 10:33pm
rainyday

LOVE IT!

Sep 22 11 - 12:59am
Riiiight

If you really want to make strides for gay rights, then you should stop doing things like this stupid dance that leave people saying, "That's so gay."

Sep 22 11 - 1:02am
Dee

If you want to make strides for poop rights you'll stop doing things that make people say "That's so shitty".

THAT IS HOW MUCH SENSE YOU MAKE MAN.

Sep 22 11 - 5:23pm
Riiiight

Oh, Dee. Poor, misguided Dee. Glitter attacks? Everything Savage has done to Santorum? This stupid dance routine? They appeal to people who are already in favor of gay rights. But I would bet that they have not changed the mind of one single person that may be against equal rights for gays. Not one. The examples I've listed are stupid are as juvenile and pointless as the person that threw a pie at Rupert Murdock. Do you think that anybody changed their view of that situation because of a third-grade prank? No. So if you want to change my mind about gay marriage, then come up with sensible arguments that make sense. Dont throw glitter and expect me to say, "Wow! They should totally get married and serve in the military!". I'm not a bigot, just too intelligent to be swayed by stupid displays such as this dance. By the way, poop? REALLY??

Sep 22 11 - 7:12pm
jr

"Riiiight", since you're clearly a bigot, I highly doubt that anyone is going to change your mind with any argument, sensible or not. Regardless of what you think, the equal rights movement for gays is gaining traction. Any bigot with access to Google and poll results can tell you that. Luckily, the more you troll on websites like Nerve, the more it motivates people to see how flawed your logic is. In fact, it probably inspires people to stand up against bigots like yourself. So go ahead and keep acting like an ass because you're only helping those who you oppose.

Sep 22 11 - 7:48pm
Riiiight

jr, did you actually read my comment? If you had, then you would see how stupid your response is. I never said the movement isn't gaining momentum. I said that that the examples which I stated are the ones getting all the press and they do nothing to aid your cause. Seriously, it's really a simple argument and you completely missed the point. What a fool. It's people like you that are hindering the gay rights movement and make people like me keep asking, "How gay is that?". Duh. Read my fucking comment before you reply and make a Santorum out of yourself.

Sep 23 11 - 12:28am
jr

"Your cause will progress more quickly when you all quit acting like a bunch of fags."

Oh, I read your comments loud and clear, "Riiiight".

Sep 23 11 - 3:12am
Bullwhip

So, not only is "Riiiight" a prejudiced homophobe, but "Riiiight" is also a hostile, angry, misanthrope. There's just no way to defend prejudice, Riiight.

Sep 23 11 - 11:46am
Riiiight

Riiiight.

Sep 23 11 - 11:52am
Seriously

Gays should have equal rights because they are human. No one has to be smart or clever or act a certain way to have them. All men are created equal. That's it. It's absolutely wrong on every front to deny them the things they are asking for. I have to wonder at someone who is so " confident" in there beliefs that they should get so worked up that they blindly insult it. It really speaks to your insecurities. Why are people so threatened by the gay community? What is it they think is going to happen exactly? Your God is going to get mad? You feel uneasy when 2 girls hold hands? The sanctity of marriage is at risk? Come on! If Gods gonna get mad let him handle it he's a big boy. Porn profits prove you love 2 girls hooking up. Marriage lost it's sanctity when the divorce rate hit 50% and no one cares how you feel. Put your grown up pants on and for Pete sake do something to cover up that insecurity. It's hanging out all over the place and quite frankly I'm tired of feeling embarrassed for you. They're here there queer fucking get used to it already. Oh and I thought the flash mob was FABULOUS!!

Sep 23 11 - 11:54am
Life_time

What an amazing way to express their cause.

How beautiful.

Sep 23 11 - 2:59pm
JH

Seconded. But still, GO GAYS!
@Jean Paul Funky What I'm offended about is that they didn't use the actual Madonna version. Therefore, they're not really gay!

Sep 23 11 - 4:19pm
Riiiight

They don't want equal rights, they want special rights. There are lots of different kinds of sexual preferences, should we give equal or special rights to them? Hell no. Some we claim are abhorrent may be accepted in thirty years. Maybe we should just get progressive early. But then gays wouldn't be special and they would lose their edge, wouldn't they?

Sep 23 11 - 4:40pm
jr

Nice try, bigot. Why don't you actually try to back up your absurd claims? What "special" rights do you imagine gays want that straight people wouldn't have? What are these "different kinds" of sexual preferences that you refer to?

Try looking over your past comments and replace the word "gays" with "blacks". If you're wondering what 30 years from now will be like, people in the future will look at comments like yours like we do now when viewing "whites only" signs from the 50's.

Sep 23 11 - 8:52pm
Riiiight

Except blacks are born black, stupid. They don't one day become black after a period of self-realization. Homosexuality is abhorrent behavior. Nobody is born gay and it isn't natural, it's a choice born of various influences. There are plenty of behaviors that you aren't born with that everyone would agree aren't natural or correct. Should we get equal rights for them? And the special rights I was referring to were affirmative action type of rights, or can't you read. Am I bigot because I don't approve of people being sexually attracted to children? I'm not talking about actual pedophilia, just the attraction. Even you would agree that it isn't natural or right and that they shouldn't have special rights or acceptance, they should get help. I'm not a bigot, you just want to be able to say that morality is whatever you say it is so you can justify whatever behavior suits you.

Sep 24 11 - 12:10am
jr

Yes, "stupid", you actually ARE a bigot for these reasons:

1 - You think sexual preference (mf, mm, ff) is a choice.
2 - You describe homosexuality as "abhorrent behavior".
3 - You believe people are not born gay and it is "unnatural".
4 - You think gays want "affirmative action rights" yet still fail to mention what those might be.
5 - You compare homosexual sex between two consenting adults to pedophilia.
6 - You're claiming some sort of moralistic authority when you have none.

Guess what? One through six are not only untrue, but you have no credible evidence to back up these ignorant claims. It is plain as day to most of the commenters in here that you are indeed a bigot. We don't expect you to admit it because bigots never do. Instead, you'll continue to come up with endless metal acrobatics to try and justify your faulty ideals and overtly disgusting world view.

Sep 24 11 - 4:58am
Jerin

WOW ! I loved it ! I'm not even gay, but I think if more people actually stand up for the cause and get their opinions and points across that it could actually be more hope in the near future. I'm pro gay rights and everything that homosexual campaigns stand for; I have family members and friends that are gay and I see nothing wrong with their decision/preference. I guess I was just raised right, and not to be biased especially when it comes to someone elses life.

Sep 24 11 - 1:18pm
Riiiight

jr-
1. The only sexual preference that is a choice is being gay. Heterosexual sex is natural and necessary for species survival. Duh.
2. Abhorrent/ unnatural. See #1. There is lots of talk of a gay gene that has never been shown to exist. It's just more rationalizing of morality by you and others.
3. See #1. Duh.
4. I did mention an example if you could read. If you don't understand what affirmative action is, they will tell you about it when you get into 5th grade.
5. Once again you failed to read for comprehension. I was referring to simple attraction, not to actual molestation or physical acts against minors. If attraction between people of the same sex is natural and you're born that way, then shouldn't we also be tolerant of those who are sexually attracted, and ONLY attracted, to children, animals, inanimate objects? Of course not, even you would admit that if your friend came to you and admitted that he was sexually attracted to, fantasized about, and masturbated while thinking of minors, the first thing you would do was cringe and tell him to get professional help. Or are you so progressive and enlightened that you would tell him that it's okay and natural and you'll fight to get him accepted by society? You can't have it both ways but that's exactly what are trying to do.
6. I claim no authority, only morals. Your number 6 point could just as accurately describe you, couldn't it?

You have no evidence to back up any of your ignorant claims that being gay is natural either. If calling me a bigot gives you a sense of moral superiority, then fine, that's par for the course for people trying to justify immorality. Instead of typing more, just go back and read your final sentence. That's exactly how I feel about your silly, misguided, immoral views.

Sep 24 11 - 3:02pm
jr

1) Being gay is not a choice. You'd have to be a moron to think somebody "chooses" to be beat up, disowned by their family, being discharged from the military (in the past) or discriminated against by people like yourself.

2) Your "unnatural" argument falls flat on it's ass because there is indeed evidence of gay sex across many species: From penguins to dolphins to more importantly, monkeys. Bonobo monkeys have TONS of gay sex.

3) See #1 and #2, bigot.

4) You did not mention "affirmative action" in any of your previous posts, nor provided any evidence of said "affirmative action". You'll realize someday that you can't escape your own comments.

5) Reading comprehension indeed: You mention pedophiles in the context of a conversation about homosexuality, therefore it is a comparison. You're trying to compare sex between two consenting adults to bestiality and sex with minors, both of which are illegal and non-consensual. It's also quite laughable of you to compare progressivism to an endorsement of pedophilia.

6) You do in fact claim a moral authority. Per your own words: "That's exactly how I feel about your silly, misguided, immoral views." You're trying to portray something which is natural and harmless as something unnatural and harmful. Those who try to make this argument don't have facts to back up their beliefs, only religion and ignorance. So no, "moral authority" does not describe me, but it fits you like a glove.

If you're too lazy to Google "gay penguins" or "bonobo sexual behavior" to see evidence of natural gay sex between other animals, then you are just lazy and willfully avoiding the truth. Science has documented plenty of instances of gay sex across many species, so if you thought you'd hide your bigotry behind "unnatural" it was a huge fail. I'm calling you a bigot because you have proven that you are a bigot with your comments, which have been profoundly illogical and misinformed.

You wanted me to reread my own sentence?:

"Instead, you'll continue to come up with endless mental acrobatics to try and justify your faulty ideals and overtly disgusting world view."

You say this is how you feel about me? Nice try: I don't need the mental acrobatics, you do. My world view is supported by observation, evidence and logic. Your world view is not, which only leaves you as being a….wait for it….BIGOT! As others in here have already said, you can never defend prejudice. Give it up. The consensus is that you are in fact a bigoted dumb ass. Deal with it.

Sep 24 11 - 8:41pm
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Awesome. I secretly want to get caught in the middle of a flash mob... well not so secretly anymore.

Sep 24 11 - 9:33pm
Riiiight

Jr- Nothing is more natural than reproduction and birth. So did your mom get pregnant by a lesbian? No. Nothing natural about being gay. Have the lsat word, though, I'm tired of you.

Sep 25 11 - 3:43am
jr

I'll have the last word because you're running out of excuses to defend your bigotry. You know what else is natural? Straight people giving birth to gay people. We're all tired of your bigotry, "Riiiight". That has been made quite obvious on this thread.

Sep 26 11 - 5:09pm
Anon

Interesting thread. So jr, why is it that you keep bringing up animals to make comparisons in favor of being gay? Animals eat and throw their feces, eat their young, kill after mating, and have no control over their natural sexual instincts; ever see a dog hump something that wasn't a dog? Do all homosexuals a favor and stop defending us. You've gone to great lengths only to make riiiight look intelligent.

Sep 26 11 - 6:31pm
jr

Um, the ONLY reason I brought up animals is because "Riiiight" and many other bigots try to make the case of homosexuality being "unnatural", which is a false premise no matter what species you look at. Further, I have never made a case "in favor of being gay". Humans are animals too, Anon...although I'm pointing out the similarities in sexuality. I'm not drawing similarities or comparisons to hygiene, murder, infanticide or self-restraint: You are. In fact, I would bet you aren't gay or for gay rights either. You're probably a conservatroll posing as a gay person, which would be lame as it would be predictable.

Sep 27 11 - 12:36am
Anon

Wow, jr, you are an idiot. How do you say that being gay is natural and then claim that you never made a case for the gays? And why dont you let me decide if I'm gay or not, thank you very much. I don't want you to speak for me, your arguments actually hurt my cause so please don't help us anymore, okay? I would rather deal with a coherent bigot than have an idiot for an ally.

Sep 27 11 - 1:57am
jr

Oh, really… To be clear, you originally said "to make comparisons in favor of being gay" which implies that being gay is choice. Just now you said: "made a case for the gays", which is much different. Well, which is it? As far as your "stop defending us", you can piss off. I don't exactly see you leading the way. My arguments are completely airtight, whereas you are either clueless, apathetic or a posing as something you are not. Go ahead and keep defending the easily exposed, flawed logic of the bigot and see where that gets you.

Sep 27 11 - 2:55pm
Anon

jr- I' not leaing the way? Fuck you, what do you know about it? I am telling you, as a homosexual man, that not I, nor any other homosexual, needs you to help or defend us. Your argument of monkeys fucking each other as proof anything other than primal, animal instinct is ridiculous. Please SHUT UP AND JUST WORRY ABOUT DEFENDING YOUR OWN SEXUAL PREFERENCES! And if you're gay (Jesus wept), then shut up and quit slowing our progress. Animals? You're as bad as Santorum.

Sep 27 11 - 5:16pm
jr

You're a moron. I'm not going to shut up just because you seem insulted that homosexuality is in observed across many species and that I use this fact to knock down a bigot's claim of homosexuality being "unnatural". It's basic biology, Anon. We are animals too, wether you like it or not. The point of the comparison is that homosexuality is common and natural, more than most would think. This does not imply bestiality, infanticide, shit throwing or any of the other ridiculous things you have brought up. Santorum says the exact opposite of what I am saying in all of my comments in here, so your comparison of me to him is not valid. Yes, you are not "leading the way" if you sit back and passively watch bigots posting in comment threads and only chime in at the end to attack the only pro-gay rights commenter who took him on. Don't be such a little after-the-fact bitch and take some responsibility next time.

Sep 27 11 - 6:19pm
Riiiight

You're calling me a bitch? At least we know who the real bigot is here, don't we? So I guess that the only thing that I'm in the forefront of here is taking on idiots like you. Where are my kudos for that?

Sep 27 11 - 9:04pm
jr

You are so busted, "Riiiight": Nice try posing as "Anon", who I just called a "bitch". I guess you won't have the last word no matter who you are posing as.

Sep 27 11 - 9:18pm
jr

Another indication that you are also "Anon" is that you respond to comments identically: You never reply to a person's comment and only make new threads. How pathetic is it that you've decided to defend your bigotry by posing as a gay man. But hey, who knows...maybe you're actually a closet case and this is how you manifest your self-loathing.

Sep 27 11 - 10:34pm
O_O

I thought gays were suppose to be coordinated.... and doing a flashmob really won't help their cause.

Sep 28 11 - 12:13am
jr

Hey, look! Another bigot! Oh, wait. It's probably "Riiiight". Or is it "Anon"?

Sep 28 11 - 12:21am
jr

It's lonely here in my mommy's basement.

Sep 28 11 - 12:35am
@jr

Sorry, jr. I'm projecting again. I get confused when I'm trying to imagine new names to troll with. Somebody needs to agree with myself!

Sep 28 11 - 3:53pm
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Sep 30 11 - 2:25pm
jr

Hello, "@" troll.

Sep 28 11 - 2:21am
jr

I agree with myself. It's easy when I spew out failed logic. Thank god I have gay animals to show me the way to all that is right.

Sep 28 11 - 2:41am
@jr

I can't win an argument, so I make up names and pretend I'm a gay male in my spare time. Thank god I have anonymity to let me be a troll!

Sep 28 11 - 2:43am
@jr

I'm also not very witty, so I have to slightly modify jr's diss to try and make my own diss, which is really just dissing myself.

Sep 28 11 - 8:35am
jr

I mock myself. #winning.

Sep 28 11 - 1:16pm
@jr

Hey jr! I'm a troll! Haha!

Sep 28 11 - 3:53pm
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Sep 30 11 - 2:25pm
jr

Hello, "@" troll.

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Sep 28 11 - 2:43pm
Troll Alert!

You can call me by my real name: Lou Zer. And I am really a fucked up individual. Please mock me without mercy.

Sep 28 11 - 3:01pm
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Sep 28 11 - 3:10pm
jr

A new nickname for the man who hates multiple nicknames. Actually, because I believe that gay animal sex justifies gay human sex, I also believe in incest and pedophilia because that also occurs in the animal kingdom. Have at it, everybody!!

Sep 28 11 - 3:27pm
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Sep 30 11 - 2:25pm
jr

Hello, "@" troll.

Sep 28 11 - 3:34pm
Riiiight

*Flagged* is stroll AND a stalker! What's the matter, jr, did you forget the commands for copy and paste. Don't get lazy on us. We need you to stand up for all that's right in the world.

Sep 28 11 - 3:52pm
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Sep 30 11 - 2:24pm
jr

Hello, "@" troll.

Sep 28 11 - 6:22pm
jr

Trolls will be trolls.

Oct 07 11 - 4:30pm
Hate Is Always Ugly

Please be kind and loving, people. Thanks.

Jan 13 12 - 11:38pm
JJ

I wonder if all these people for LGBT "rights" and those that participate are actually faced with prejudice daily or it's just a mental thing where they think they're being prosecuted. Did you're parents disown you because you're gay? Did you loose friends? Were you held from a job because of your sexuality? Were you denied to use the bathroom because of your sexuality? OR did you just face the "well that's kinda weird" reaction and you're all crying like hurt school boys/girls? Seriously. My brother is gay and he hasn't lived a day in his life where he was treated unfairly because of his sexuality.