As we predicted yesterday, the embarrassingly misnamed but virulently anti-gay group, One Million Moms, is — shock! — angry at JC Penney again for including a photo of a same-sex couple in its June catalog. The couple, a real-life couple, were the subject of a profile by the Dallas Voice in 2009.
Telling their members (less than 50,000 on Facebook, and an embarrassingly tiny, minuscule, pathetic 1516* on Twitter,) to “Avoid JCP this Father’s Day,” One Million Moms — the low-cost fundraising and email harvesting arm of Tony Perkins‘ certified anti-gay group Family Research Council – states they are “disturbed that JC Penney’s (JCP) is continuing down the same path of promoting sin in their advertisements.”
In JCP’s June catalog, there is another homosexual ad, but this time with two dads celebrating Father’s Day. The advertising booklet began arriving in mailboxes yesterday. If their marketing department follows the same plan they did in May, this mailer will be available to view on their website on June 1.
The ad shows two men on the floor playing and hugging their two children at home. It reads, “First Pals – What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver – all rolled into one. Or two. Real-life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children Claire and Mason.”
It is obvious that JCP would rather take sides than remain neutral in the culture war. JCP will hear from the other side so they need to hear from us as well. Our persistence will pay off! One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and stand up for Biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful nature.
OMM will continue to avoid shopping at JCP until they take a neutral stand. If you receive their advertising booklets or catalogs in the mail, OMM recommends you write “REFUSED…RETURN TO SENDER” on your JCPenney catalog and try sending them back. If they receive an onslaught of their returned magazines, they will take notice. Also, you may email, call, or use their contact form on their website to unsubscribe from their mailers so you will no longer have these delivered to your home. If you have a store credit card, you can close your account, if you have not already done so, to help get the message across that you have no plans to shop with them in the future. Be sure to tell them why you are unsubscribing and canceling your credit card.
We’re gratified to note that One Million Moms is recognizing that same-sex couples in fact do exist. In their previous homophobic alert, One Million Moms ignorantly missed the fact that the same-sex couple they were freaked out by was not only a real-life couple, but was Broadway’s “Book Of Mormon” star actor Rory O’Malley and his boyfriend, who posed for a GAP ad.
One Million Moms has a strong history of success — for their opponents.
Their attacks on Ellen DeGeneres netting JC Penney LGBT-supported shopping days and tons of free advertising — including by Ellen DeGeneres, who felt obliged to address the attacks on her daytime talk show which reaches millions every day.
Another boycott by One Million Moms netted Toys R Us a sold-out the gay Archie comic book that featured a same-sex wedding.
In a similar frame, the equally-homophobic National Organization For Marriage (NOM) is responsible for there stock price of Starbucks increasing in a down market after its “Dump Starbucks” boycott has embarrassingly failed.
One Million Moms writes, “One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them.”
Yes, you will.
* One Million Moms actually lost seven followers in the time it took me to write this article — about an hour. Now: 1510 followers. It would have been 1509 but I started to follow them.
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