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Some people would argue that the best way to measure the popularity of your cause is by the celebrities who are willing to line up to endorse it. Well, if a backup defensive end for the San Diego Chargers and a current NFL "free agent" aren't enough star power to convince Californians to put a stop to gay marriage in their state, then we don't know what will. Church groups in the Golden State are taking a break from getting young people super-psyched about Jesus Christ in order to get to them super-psyched about Proposition 8, a November ballot initiative that will explicitly ban gay marriage in the state constitution. Last night, they held a live simulcast-radio-internet-webpod show with sweet music, neato speakers, and football players! Yes, the heavy ammo of the night was an appearance by Chargers second-stringer Jacques Cesaire and former San Diego State/Oakland Raider linebacker Akbar Gbaja-Biamila. (His brother Kabeer plays for the Packers.) You can listen to their wacky radio DJ hijinks here or—if you would like to make your head explode—you can listen to whole broadcast. Some of the highlights include greasy Christian funk music, a discussion of Massachusetts' plan to teach high schoolers how to be gay, and an analogy between gay marriage rights and September 11. (Always a popular debate tactic.) Trust us, no one knows more about the sanctity of Christian bible marriage and its effect on team chemistry better then backup pro football players. • "Audio: Teens being lied to" [Good As You] • The Fine Line []


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