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9th Sep '13 12:17:39 PM Kayube
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->''Yeah, if I could stop all of these things! Everybody says, "if you could stop all of these things, why don't you just stop them?"... I got things to do, okay?''
--> '''Mr. Deity'''.

''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to Website/YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[note]]He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.[[/note]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.

As it sounds, ''Mr. Deity'' is all about spoofing organized religion, Christianity in particular, and the various beliefs and peculiarities that surround it - however, unlike many such spoofs, the shorts manage to [[AffectionateParody poke fun without coming off as being mean-spirited or offensive]].
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Provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of all religion.
** At least at times. Some jokes are pretty friendly, and could easily be shared at church or sunday school, such as Mr. Deity using a clapper for when he said "Let there be light." Others are some pretty biting satire of legitimate concerns about the most common portrayals of the Biblical God, with the first episode featuring Mr. Deity allowing all sorts of horrible things in his creation, even after being told that there was no reason to do so.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: 'All the evils in the world are ideologically driven: the Crusades, the Holocaust, no third-party apps on the iPhone..'
** This trope is present from the beginning. The very first episode had Mr. Deity deciding whether to allow the presence of evils such as Down's Syndrome, natural disasters, holocausts, CelineDion...
* Literature/TheBible: Referred to as 'the script' throughout; one short revolved around Mr. Deity's annoyance at an 'unauthorized' version going around, with a misprint in which homosexuality is referred to as an 'abomination' owing to a mix-up.
* BuffySpeak: The Place of Things and Stuff.
* CrossoverCosmology: While Mr. Deity is the only god to appear on screen, the Greek gods and Allah have been mentioned as existing in this universe and having offscreen conversations with Mr. Deity.
** Technically, Allah did appear on-screen in Season 4. Said screen however, was completely black, them being in a dark matter showroom and all.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: About the only consistently positive characteristic Mr. Deity possesses is that he likes gay people, and is pretty upset about how badly represented his opinions on gays is.
* {{God}}
* GodIsEvil: Mr. Deity is extremely self-obsessed, loves the smell of blood, doesn't like anyone disobeying him, and, in addition to allowing in unnecessary levels of evil 'just because', created Hell.
** Alternatively, GodIsFlawed. Mr. Deity isn't exactly ''evil'', but he is alarmingly lax in some areas; he'd do something about the bad things in the world... except that he just finds it easier to say 'yeah, leave it in'.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Aversion; Mr. Deity doesn't seem to get anything but enjoyment from hearing his name used or having people pray to him. In fact, he doesn't even bother to listen to more than a handful of prayers each day - the rest, stored as voicemail on his phone, are erased.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The season 4 finale. A short example:
-->'''Mr. Deity:''' ''(attempting to initiate the Big Bang with his iPhone)'' I'm out of battery!...I left Pandora running in the background!
-->'''Larry:''' You opened Pandora's box?
-->'''Mr. Deity:''' Was I not supposed to do that?
-->'''Lucy:''' ''(handing him another iPhone)'' Here, take my Apple.
* KingOfAllCosmos: Mr. Deity is essentially a George Lucas parody who has control of all creation.
** At least a significant chunk of creation, anyways. There's a mention, in Season 3, of what the Greek gods are giving ''their'' people, in comparison to what Mr. Deity has come up with.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: His name really is Jesus. Mr. Deity just keeps on mistaking it for 'Jesse'. Even a news ticker gets this one wrong on one occasion.
* {{Prequel}}: Season 4 explains how Mr. Deity got started.
* PronounTrouble: When Mr Deity and Jesse try to understand the trinity, complete with word counters for "You", "Me" and "I".
* {{Retcon}}: Season 4 doesn't really fit with earlier seasons. The first blatant case of this was Mr. Deity meeting Jesus.
* RuleOfFunny: The exact nature of the entities who are the main characters makes no sense unless you just accept that they run on this trope.
* {{Satan}}
* SatanIsGood: Lucy is presented as quite amiable and decent.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Parodied, sort of; at the end of every short since about Season 2, Brian Keith Dalton shows up and both (a) thanks the audience for watching and (b) essentially begs for money. He at least has the decency to be reasonably funny, clever and entertaining about it, though.
* TakeThat: Again, to organised religion; while it's mostly good-natured and affectionate, the satire can get quite pointed at times.
* TopTenList: The commandments.
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->''Yeah, if I could stop all of these things! Everybody says, "if you could stop all of these things, why don't you just stop them?"... I got things to do, okay?''
--> '''Mr. Deity'''.

''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to Website/YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[note]]He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.[[/note]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.

As it sounds, ''Mr. Deity'' is all about spoofing organized religion, Christianity in particular, and the various beliefs and peculiarities that surround it - however, unlike many such spoofs, the shorts manage to [[AffectionateParody poke fun without coming off as being mean-spirited or offensive]].
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Provides examples of:
* AffectionateParody: Of all religion.
** At least at times. Some jokes are pretty friendly, and could easily be shared at church or sunday school, such as Mr. Deity using a clapper for when he said "Let there be light." Others are some pretty biting satire of legitimate concerns about the most common portrayals of the Biblical God, with the first episode featuring Mr. Deity allowing all sorts of horrible things in his creation, even after being told that there was no reason to do so.
* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: 'All the evils in the world are ideologically driven: the Crusades, the Holocaust, no third-party apps on the iPhone..'
** This trope is present from the beginning. The very first episode had Mr. Deity deciding whether to allow the presence of evils such as Down's Syndrome, natural disasters, holocausts, CelineDion...
* Literature/TheBible: Referred to as 'the script' throughout; one short revolved around Mr. Deity's annoyance at an 'unauthorized' version going around, with a misprint in which homosexuality is referred to as an 'abomination' owing to a mix-up.
* BuffySpeak: The Place of Things and Stuff.
* CrossoverCosmology: While Mr. Deity is the only god to appear on screen, the Greek gods and Allah have been mentioned as existing in this universe and having offscreen conversations with Mr. Deity.
** Technically, Allah did appear on-screen in Season 4. Said screen however, was completely black, them being in a dark matter showroom and all.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: About the only consistently positive characteristic Mr. Deity possesses is that he likes gay people, and is pretty upset about how badly represented his opinions on gays is.
* {{God}}
* GodIsEvil: Mr. Deity is extremely self-obsessed, loves the smell of blood, doesn't like anyone disobeying him, and, in addition to allowing in unnecessary levels of evil 'just because', created Hell.
** Alternatively, GodIsFlawed. Mr. Deity isn't exactly ''evil'', but he is alarmingly lax in some areas; he'd do something about the bad things in the world... except that he just finds it easier to say 'yeah, leave it in'.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Aversion; Mr. Deity doesn't seem to get anything but enjoyment from hearing his name used or having people pray to him. In fact, he doesn't even bother to listen to more than a handful of prayers each day - the rest, stored as voicemail on his phone, are erased.
* HurricaneOfPuns: The season 4 finale. A short example:
-->'''Mr. Deity:''' ''(attempting to initiate the Big Bang with his iPhone)'' I'm out of battery!...I left Pandora running in the background!
-->'''Larry:''' You opened Pandora's box?
-->'''Mr. Deity:''' Was I not supposed to do that?
-->'''Lucy:''' ''(handing him another iPhone)'' Here, take my Apple.
* KingOfAllCosmos: Mr. Deity is essentially a George Lucas parody who has control of all creation.
** At least a significant chunk of creation, anyways. There's a mention, in Season 3, of what the Greek gods are giving ''their'' people, in comparison to what Mr. Deity has come up with.
* MyNameIsNotDurwood: His name really is Jesus. Mr. Deity just keeps on mistaking it for 'Jesse'. Even a news ticker gets this one wrong on one occasion.
* {{Prequel}}: Season 4 explains how Mr. Deity got started.
* PronounTrouble: When Mr Deity and Jesse try to understand the trinity, complete with word counters for "You", "Me" and "I".
* {{Retcon}}: Season 4 doesn't really fit with earlier seasons. The first blatant case of this was Mr. Deity meeting Jesus.
* RuleOfFunny: The exact nature of the entities who are the main characters makes no sense unless you just accept that they run on this trope.
* {{Satan}}
* SatanIsGood: Lucy is presented as quite amiable and decent.
* ShamelessSelfPromoter: Parodied, sort of; at the end of every short since about Season 2, Brian Keith Dalton shows up and both (a) thanks the audience for watching and (b) essentially begs for money. He at least has the decency to be reasonably funny, clever and entertaining about it, though.
* TakeThat: Again, to organised religion; while it's mostly good-natured and affectionate, the satire can get quite pointed at times.
* TopTenList: The commandments.
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29th Aug '13 4:39:53 PM DriftingSkies
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''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to Website/YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[hottip:* :He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.

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''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to Website/YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[hottip:* :He up[[note]]He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.]].[[/note]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.
28th Apr '13 7:43:30 AM Fireblood
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* MST3KMantra: "Lucy, please, this is no time to worry about continuity!"
16th Dec '12 2:50:51 PM griffon8
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* {{Satan}}
3rd Aug '12 6:29:51 AM FELH2
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''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[hottip:* :He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.

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''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to YouTube Website/YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[hottip:* :He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.



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24th Jul '12 2:48:49 AM FELH2
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''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[hottip:* :He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[TheBible the script]]'.

As it sounds, ''Mr. Deity'' is all about spoofing organized religion, Christianity in particular, and the various beliefs and peculiarities that surround it - however, unlike many such spoofs, the shorts manage to [[AffectionateParody poke fun without coming off as being mean-spirited or offensive]].

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''[[http://www.mrdeity.com/ Mr. Deity]]'' is a series of short comedy films that premiered on [[http://www.youtube.com/user/misterdeity YouTube]] before moving to [[http://crackle.com/members/2119977 Crackle]] and then moving ''back'' to YouTube again.. They concern the daily existence of the titular Mr. Deity (Brian Keith Dalton), [[{{God}} the Creator of the Known Universe]], who is presented here as a slightly vague, thoughtless and temperamental Hollywood Executive type (with a startling resemblance to [[StarWars George Lucas]]) who, although basically well-meaning, has an [[GodIsEvil alarming tolerance for various evils and unpleasantness]] in his creation. Assisting him in creating and maintaining all existence is Larry (Jimbo Marshall), Mr. Deity's long-suffering and nebbishy P.A, and 'Jesse' (Sean Douglas), an actor hired by Mr. Deity to portray his son, and who ''really'' isn't looking forward to that whole crucifixion deal he has coming up[[hottip:* :He doesn't like the sound of the whole 'sinless life' thing either.]]. On the other side of the table, Hell is maintained by [[{{Satan}} Lucy]] (Amy Rohren), Mr. Deity's on-off girlfriend, who agreed to manage Hell as a favour to Mr. Deity and really wasn't pleased by those passive-aggressive references to her being a 'snake' in '[[TheBible '[[Literature/TheBible the script]]'.

As it sounds, ''Mr. Deity'' is all about spoofing organized religion, Christianity in particular, and the various beliefs and peculiarities that surround it - however, unlike many such spoofs, the shorts manage to [[AffectionateParody poke fun without coming off as being mean-spirited or offensive]].



* TheBible: Referred to as 'the script' throughout; one short revolved around Mr. Deity's annoyance at an 'unauthorized' version going around, with a misprint in which homosexuality is referred to as an 'abomination' owing to a mix-up.

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* TheBible: Literature/TheBible: Referred to as 'the script' throughout; one short revolved around Mr. Deity's annoyance at an 'unauthorized' version going around, with a misprint in which homosexuality is referred to as an 'abomination' owing to a mix-up.



* RetCon: Season 4 doesn't really fit with earlier seasons. The first blatant case of this was Mr. Deity meeting Jesus.

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* RetCon: {{Retcon}}: Season 4 doesn't really fit with earlier seasons. The first blatant case of this was Mr. Deity meeting Jesus.



* TakeThat: Again, to organised religion; while it's mostly good-natured and affectionate, the satire can get quite pointed at times.

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* TakeThat: Again, to organised religion; while it's mostly good-natured and affectionate, the satire can get quite pointed at times.



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12th Jun '12 12:28:03 AM Sines
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* GodIsFlawed: Mr. Deity isn't exactly ''evil'', but he is alarmingly lax in some areas; he'd do something about the bad things in the world... except that he just finds it easier to say 'yeah, leave it in'.

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* GodIsFlawed: ** Alternatively, GodIsFlawed. Mr. Deity isn't exactly ''evil'', but he is alarmingly lax in some areas; he'd do something about the bad things in the world... except that he just finds it easier to say 'yeah, leave it in'.
11th Jun '12 4:19:49 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[YourMileageMayVary Alternatively...]]
28th May '12 4:24:37 PM Sines
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** At least at times. Some jokes are pretty friendly, and could easily be shared at church or sunday school, such as Mr. Deity using a clapper for when he said "Let there be light." Others are some pretty biting satire of legitimate concerns about the most common portrayals of the Biblical God, with the first episode featuring Mr. Deity allowing all sorts of horrible things in his creation, even after being told that there was no reason to do so.
28th May '12 6:30:37 AM Sines
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* EvenEvilHasItsStandards: About the only consistently positive characteristic Mr. Deity possesses is that he likes gay people, and is pretty upset about how badly represented his opinions on gays is.

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* EvenEvilHasItsStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards: About the only consistently positive characteristic Mr. Deity possesses is that he likes gay people, and is pretty upset about how badly represented his opinions on gays is.
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