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Get your fill of Hate and Bigotry all under the guise of Traditional Family Values!

The amount of bigoted american-conservative right wing fail is impressive.  One Million Moms oozes hatred and discrimination as it attempts to protect children from the ‘filth’ of the society and the entertainment industry.  Pro-Tip – Labelling people as evil and immoral because of their sexual orientation is a hate filled regressive  act.  You won’t find the overtly bigoted language on OneMillionMoms, but the sentiment is quite clear none the less.

The conservative Christian group One Million Moms is angry. Angry like just-missed-an-awesome-sale angry. Sure, the down-home-sounding offshoot of the reliably right-wing American Family Association exists in a perpetual state of twisted knickers. It’s whipped itself into a frenzy of indignation at the not-quite-exclusionary-enough tactics of Macy’s, Levi’s, Jenny Craig and Oreos in just the past few months. But its outrage at JC Penney, the jeans supplier to at least 800,000 of those million moms, is especially intense of late.

At issue is the group’s contention that by hiring Ellen DeGeneres for a new campaign, the department store is “jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon” and turning away from “traditional families.” The organization warns darkly that “Unless JC Penney decides to be neutral in the culture war then their brand transformation will be unsuccessful.” There is so much to love in that sentence alone. Culture war! Brand transformation! Fearless disregard for the rules of comma usage after a subordinate clause! “The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended,” they continue, “and choose to no longer shop there.”

      When you see the phrase “traditional families” and “culture” war being bandied about so casually, you know you’re dealing with a true bucket of loons (extra-crispy).  Ellen responds thusly –

“After announcing she was “proud and happy” that JC Penney was sticking by her side, she explained to America that “Being gay or pro-gay is not a bandwagon. You don’t get a free ride anywhere. There’s no music, and occasionally we’ll sing, ‘We Are Family,’ but that’s about it.” And she noted that “For a group that calls itself the Million Moms, they have only 40,000 members on their [Facebook] page. They’re rounding to the nearest million.” It was a witty retort to a campaign of hate, though frankly, not nearly as hilarious as the Million Moms’ depiction of DeGeneres as an “open homosexual spokesperson.””

    Ignorance, discrimination and bigotry the hallmarks of Christianity – One million Moms is three for three. 

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