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HOPELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

One Million Moms Ho-Ho-Hopping Mad Over Ellen’s JCPenney Christmas Ad

It wouldn’t be the holiday season without some religious-fueled hatred, now would it?

Enter One Million Moms, the American Family Association’s maternal arm, who had this to say about the completely offensive ad above starring Ellen Degeneres and some ornery elves:

“JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again. Christians must now vote with their wallets. We have contacted JC Penney’s several times in the past with our concerns, and they will not listen. They have decided to ignore our complaints so we will avoid them at all costs.”

Well, since One Million Moms (all 50,000 of them) will be avoiding JCPenney, they can all just huddle into Macy’s where Donald Trump no doubt better represents their particular types of values.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Dec 7, 2012
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  • 20 Comments
    • Ron Jackson
      Ron Jackson

      Ho! Ho! Ho! More like 5000 morons on the wrong side of history.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 10:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      Actually I think 50,000 is the number that THEY claim are members, but when they have tried to get petitions out etc… the number of signers is something closer to 15,000.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Cam: At what point do we have to start supporting them out of pity?

      I hope it’s never.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      By contrast, the “Dump Trump” petition to Macy’s at Signon.org has over 660,000 sigs as of yesterday!

      Dec 7, 2012 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kayakriver
      kayakriver

      many people will be dragged kicking and screaming into the new century, as it has always been.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KJ
      KJ

      I’ve made JCP my first stop when shopping, and if they don’t have what I want, then check out the competition.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alexa
      Alexa

      What a (small) bunch of nutcases. If these obnoxious religious groups would spend a tenth of the amount of time they spend being homophobic on feeding the poor and helping people who need it (as their hero Jesus apparently did), the world would be a much better place.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CaptainFabulous
      CaptainFabulous

      I think it’s more like 20 of them with a lot of yahoo and gmail addresses.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      you know, even if there WERE a million of them.. that’s still only 0.3% of the population. not a particularly significant amount of people when one is making decisions related to equality.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      I never shopped at JCP until 1,000 Hormonal moms became to vociferous.

      Dec 7, 2012 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Some Moms need to get some jobs!!

      Dec 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • niles
      niles

      So the Gays are not allowed to celebrate Christmas now?

      Dec 8, 2012 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D P
      D P

      @the other Greg: — thanks for mentioning that Dump Trump petition. I wasn’t aware of that until I read your comment.

      And BTW, just what was it that they found offensive about the commercial? Is only the fact that Degeneres featured in the commercial?

      Dec 8, 2012 at 4:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • K J
      K J

      Another outburst from a tiny group of delusional Christians…Wouldn’t it be nice if these folks (delusional Christians), devoted more time welcoming ALL people and their views, instead of criticizing. When will they realize “Equality for All” indicates just that, “ALL”! Good Grief!

      Dec 8, 2012 at 7:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wllmjunior
      wllmjunior

      Judging, yes judging, from the comments on this story, this room is as hateful a group of people as any Christians ever thought of being. How about taking the high road ever few millennia? The Gay Community is just as predictable in behavior and three times as mean. The stereotypical “Christian Hating Gay” is so tired and tragic. Grow up or just go back to hating and trashing one another.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 10:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ait10101
      ait10101

      @wllmjunior: Sorry, but I didn’t read any hater in the comments. You are making it up. A number of comments pointed out that the group complaining about the ad is very small, but mistakenly think they are influential. This is in no way hate.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wllmjunior
      wllmjunior

      @ait10101: Who in the heck are you trying to kid. The fact you that seemingly think adjectives and nouns like “delusional,” “outburst,” “obnoxious,” “morons, ” and “nutcases” are somehow civil words or “just the fact of the matter” when referring to anyone who disagrees with you or that you perceive as a speed bump in your quest for legitimacy makes you either patronizing or just plain blind. You’ve won. No need to be hateful also. Again, be above the fray and aim higher. If not at least read the Comment Policy for the site. Oh, but then again, it is just “The Christians.” They don’t count.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • K J
      K J

      @ wlllmjunior: Every one of those words you comment about are civil words and used in proper english/american publications daily. None of those words, nor the comments indicate anything hateful…I believe “delusional” is great word describing the behavior you present.
      Furthermore, your reaction is no less than in fact, expected. You’ve actually proceeded in just the manner of “non welcoming” as predicted…FYI, I’m a gay Christian…however, NOT associated with the delusional group.
      Thanks for your opinion, it surely is appreciated.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • wllmjunior
      wllmjunior

      I stand by what I said regarding the words used throughout these responses, and I bet, if just any two of them were applied to you and your beliefs, you would run nelly screaming bloody murder in indignation. As for my reaction, I’m not the one defending the use of disparaging words to describe a group of people, and as one gay Christian to another, I would say my reaction is anything but predictable. I have never in 46 years heard any gay person, place, or thing defend a Christian’s right to do anything. From the Gay “Community” nothing but responses in kind – the same hatred by which the “Community” proclaims to be so hurt and offended. Besides, I wasn’t even talking to you. Now that’s typical.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • K J
      K J

      @ wllmjunior: Wow! Assumptions are incredible…Behavior presented, opinion accepted.

      Dec 8, 2012 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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