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AFA’s One Million Mom’s demonstrate real bigotry

Timothy Kincaid

February 1st, 2012

You know how anti-gay activists like to tell the world that they aren’t opposed to gay people, just to gay behavior, or rights, or social acceptance of homosexuality or fill in the blank. They’re lying. We know it, you know it, they know it.

So I guess they decided to just be upfront with their latest whine. The American Family Association’s amusingly named One Million Moms don’t want Ellen DeGeneres to be the spokesperson for JC Penny’s for one reason: she’s gay.

Recently JC Penney announced that comedian Ellen Degeneres will be the company’s new spokesperson. Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families. More sales will be lost than gained unless they replace their spokesperson quickly.

Seriously, there’s not a single reference to “lifestyle” or “agenda” or anything Ellen has said or supported. Nope, she’s gay and thus “the majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.”

Wow. That’s just plain ol’ blatant bigotry.

Fortunately, the handful of moms who hate gay people so much that they wouldn’t go to JC Penny (or use Cover Girl cosmetics) are increasingly few and really showing themselves to be far outside the mainstream.

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Bose in St. Peter MN
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

Per Wikipedia, The show averages about 2.74 million viewers per episode, according to daytime television ratings, which makes it one of the highest-viewed daytime shows behind Live! with Kelly and Dr. Phil.

When you stop to think that the pool of folks who are fans of Ellen’s but not watching daily has got to be a multiple of that, and that daytime TV shows don’t succeed without appealing to at-home moms (& dads), it just makes sense that JCPenney knows what it is doing.

If anything, the AFA attention is likely to garner positive responses for JCPenney… Shop here, where we love Ellen, too!

Richard Rush
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

AFA says:

Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families.

Funny that AFA doesn’t understand that the vast majority of gays come from traditional families. Then you have to count all the extended parts of those families. And then you have to count all traditional families of friends, coworkers, and other acquaintances of gay people. So the total number of traditional families who are related to, or know, gay people must be staggering. Of course, all this depends on gays being out of the closet.

AFA et al is fighting a war on two fronts: 1) keeping gays ashamed and self-loathing so they stay in the closet, and 2) keeping government, businesses, and other organizations from expressing any acceptance of gays. And they are losing have pretty much lost the battles on both fronts.

JC Penney has a grasp on reality. AFA has a grasp on fantasy.

Al Bratt
February 1st, 2012 | LINK

I’ve been following the AFA since about 1996. When I first started watching them on the web they were bashing Ellen Degeneras then. They thought calling her Ellen Degenerate was really funny.

I’m still folowing them on the web. They are headquartered in my hometown. I gave them the title “Dark Side” of Tupelo, MS. I post articles on my blogs regularly titled “Spotlighting The Dark Side of Tupelo, MS” some of these are on the web.

The “Million Women” AFA uses is another of their big lies.

The Lauderdale
February 2nd, 2012 | LINK

…does this mean I have to start using Cover Girl to prove I don’t hate gay people?

[sad]

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