You can all rest easy now because Morgan Freeman, otherwise known as God, has announced that he supports the highly debated social issue known as gay marriage. Morgan, who’s been most recently known for his multiple resurrections from death, per Internet hoaxes, is using his voice by taking a stance to support gay marriage.
Freeman’s voice, who in the past has aided the plight of penguin life, can be heard in a new advertisement for the Human Rights Campaign. Freeman uses his powerful voice as images of sunrises, Martin Luther King, and the Constitution pass by. The commercial comes to a close with Freeman’s prolific voice saying, “And, with historic victories for marriage, we’ve delivered a mandate for full equality. The wind is at our back, but our journey has just begun.”
Chad Griffin, who’s the president for The Human Rights Campaign, spoke about the plight of the campaign for marriage equality, telling Buzzfeed:
“This year proved to be a pivotal turning point in the movement for marriage equality and now we press onward with renewed vigor and public opinion squarely on our side. As we continue the march toward full equality in legislatures and the courts, it is crystal clear that the prospect of an equal future is no longer up for debate; the question now is how soon it will arrive.”
This isn’t the first time Morgan Freeman has spoke out about gay rights, sort of. A fake Twitter account called @MorgonFreeman used Morgan Freeman’s image as God from the film Bruce Almighty back in August to voice an opinion about homophobia. At the time the tweet made headlines, but it was debated whether or not the account was fake. As of now the Freeman account remains unverified.
I hate the word homophobia. It’s not a phobia. You are not scared. You are an asshole.
— Morgan (@MorgonFreeman) August 16, 2012
Do you think Morgan Freeman’s support for equality will bring a new movement to the Human Rights Campaign?
Watch Morgan Freeman’s ad below: