TRUTH WINS OUT
Truth Wins Out (TWO) is a non-profit organization that works to demolish the very foundation of anti-gay prejudice. The founder, Wayne Besen, was looking to create satirical videos to combat the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) — a law that allows business owners to use religion as a rationale to discriminate. Over the course of a year, I created three videos. Two of the videos use satire to show someone using religion to discriminate against another person. For the third video, I was asked to create a political ad that focuses on Bobby Jindal’s (then Governor of Louisiana) support for the RFRA.
ROLE: Writer, creator of concept, and co-director.
VIDEO 1: “Religious Freedom Cafe”
In this video, a diner owner uses his religion as a basis for discriminating against an African American man.
VIDEO 2: “RELIGIOUS THEATER”
In this video, a theater uses their religion (The Church of Harvey Fierstien) as a basis for discriminating against a Christian man.
VIDEO 3: “GOV. BOBBY JINDAL: BAD FOR LOUISIANA’S ECONOMY”
This video was used before Governor Jindal’s reelection bid and highlights his support for the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
HARVEY FIERSTEIN ON TWITTER
Harvey Fierstein was mentioned in the ‘Religious Theater’ video. He responded via Twitter.