5/4/2012 11:03 AM
The organization One Million Moms should really consider changing their name to One Million Angry, Homophobic & Discriminative Moms at the rate that they are going. The conservative group that gained media attention a few months ago when they took harsh jabs at JC Penney for making Ellen Degeneres, a lesbian, their spokesperson is speaking out again. Now, they’re going after the popular department because of an upcoming Mother’s Day ad that highlights moms in all different situations.
You guessed it! There’s a same-sex couple in the new Mother’s Day catalog and apparently it’s not politically correct to show two married women with a daughter, despite the fact that gay marriage is legal in several states. The organization is even angrier about the fact that JC Penney not only stuck with their initial decision to keep Ellen, but also hasn’t shown any bit of interest in their complaints. How dare they ignore the prejudicial remarks of a group of people who are making demands that they have no right to request in the first place!
In case you haven’t picked up on it by the underlying tone of annoyance throughout this post, I’m pretty agitated by the fact that people seem to think if something offends them in an ad or walking down the street that the rest of the world needs to shift, changing their personal beliefs to accommodate their desires, preferences and comfort zones. Are we really that ignorant? Pull it together ladies! Seeing an ad with a lesbian couple or Ellen talking about great deals and savings at JC Penney is not going to make your child, or anyone else’s child, gay. The concept and idea of that cause and effect is about as ridiculous as saying if I looked at someone of another race or ethnicity my own would change. These women are so concerned about how their children will turn out and yet they are teaching their kids from an early age how to discriminate, hate and judge an entire group of people. At the rate they're going, I'd be way less concerned about their children ending up gay and way more concerned about them becoming bullies and advocates of hurtful, destructive behavior.
If this were about race, gender or economic standing, people would be rising up against this organization that is so desperately trying to shelter children from a part of society that they will be exposed to eventually regardless. It's called educating your children. Give them the information they need to comprehend a situation and trust them to make a decision with the best of their judgment. If everyone could see the lack of rights as outright hatred toward a group of people then maybe things would change. But unfortunately, some individuals would rather think they not only know everything, but that their way of thinking is superior to everyone else's. It’s about time we get over ourselves, egos, differences and all, and just let everyone live with equal respect and equal acceptance. Don’t you think?
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