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“One Million Moms” Issues Fatwa On Toys ‘R Us For Selling Archie Comic Featuring Gay Couple

Another week, another fatwa from “One Million Moms.”

This time, the object of their ire is not that JCPenney hired an openly gay spokesperson like Ellen DeGeneres nor that Macy’s is featuring grooms on wedding cakes, but rather that Toys ‘R Us is selling the Archie comic book featuring a “Just Married” gay couple.

One Million Moms’ claim this time isn’t exactly as hateful as their boycott of JCPenney/Ellen (they’re learning!), but it’s still highly misguided. Basically, they claim that moms don’t want to have conversations with their kids about sexual orientation when they’re too young.

These comic books are sold at the front checkout counters so they are highly visible to employees, managers, customers and children. Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in a toy store. This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, which is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.

A trip to the toy store turns into a premature discussion on sexual orientation and is completely uncalled for. Toys ‘R’ Us should be more responsible in the products they carry.

You gotta talk about it sometime, though, right? Might as well be in the Transformers aisle.

By:           Evan Mulvihill
On:           Feb 28, 2012
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  • 34 Comments
    • Isaac C
      Isaac C

      The gay couple is also interracial. So would One Million Moms have a problem with an opposite sex interracial pair because it would be difficult and “too complicated” for the child to understand race mixing?

      Feb 28, 2012 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      It’s actually exceedingly easy. “Sometimes a man marries a woman, sometimes a man marries another man, and sometimes a woman marries another woman. Any of those is fine if they love each other.”

      Children understand this better than adults do. And it wouldn’t be a hard conversation for the adults if they had brught up the children properly in the first place.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 3:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kelly
      Kelly

      “Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in a toy store.”

      And some of that exposure may come from gay parents holding hands while on a toy-buying outing with their own children.

      Do they want to ban the gay customers, too? (Probably.)

      Feb 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • burtsfield
      burtsfield

      I logged into the million moms site. I erased their text and substituted my own. I encourage others to subvert these hate mongers

      Feb 28, 2012 at 3:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Oh, ok.
      Oh, ok.

      If people would just ignore them they would have no power. All this publicity is playing into their game and giving them power where before they had absolutely none.

      Stop giving them a voice.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KyleW
      KyleW

      Every time queerty links to these scum, they increase their popularity in google. Can you run the story without helping to promote them?

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • William
      William

      Cute couple

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • lookatme!
      lookatme!

      Just because it’s so hard to say to a kid that: “Different people are in love with different people”

      Feb 28, 2012 at 4:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gorbeh
      Gorbeh

      “This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand.”

      Wow…idk how these breeders are raising their kids, but if love is something that is “too complicated” for their children to understand then they’re going to have to go back to the drawing board on how they raise their kids.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 5:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joe
      Joe

      That’s right Bobby, gay marriage is bad and horrible! Now, let’s go buy you a new BB Gun so you can kill birds and squirrels!

      Feb 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anon
      Anon

      Dear one million moms,
      GB2Kitchen.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 23.FREE DOWNLOADS U WILL LIKE 18+
      23.FREE DOWNLOADS U WILL LIKE 18+

      “One Million Moms”
      Issues Fatwa On Toys how true could dis be?

      Feb 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FreddyMertz
      FreddyMertz

      Oh my!…just the cover alone would mean that they would have to talk to kids about interracial gay marriage and the repeal of DADT. What’s a mother to do?

      Feb 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      These women need to get a life. All they are is a fringe arm of a hate group.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Josh in OR
      Josh in OR

      “Too complicated to understand”…bullshit. When I was six, I asked my mom what ‘Gay’ meant. She explained it in one sentence: “It’s when two men love each other as much as Mommy and Daddy love each other.”

      And that’s all it takes. The only way it’s ‘complicated’ is if you have to jump through hoops to not sound like a tool while explaining that God hates gay people, and so they better never be gay, but we should love the gays by telling them they aren’t good enough to get married or be treated like human beings because God hates them.

      THAT is complicated. ‘Gay’ is not.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Abel
      Abel

      As Little Kiwi says on another blog, this is just a few thousand women who can’t count.

      Feb 28, 2012 at 10:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonsterNYC
      DonsterNYC

      Hey, don’t be afraid to go to the Toys R Us website, click on Contact Us at the bottom of the page and follow the prompts to leave a general message for the management. I did this this afternoon and basically said three thing. 1) Thank you for ignoring bigotry by continuation of the sales of this comic. 2) Remember that this million moms is actually only a few thousand people. 3) It is significant that JCPenny stuck with Ellen DeGeneres and won the commercial contest during the Academy Awards super bowl. (Actually I (this jaded individual) was stunned at how creative and delightful these commercials were!) Letting a company know with individual emails is a powerful way to influence a company’s decisions when enough people get involved.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 1:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TASTEY GOODIES
      TASTEY GOODIES

      BY AGE 6, I WAS TAUGHT IN AN ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH THAT HOMOSEXUALITY WAS A SIN. WELL, EVEN AT THAT AGE, I NEVER FELT THAT HOMOSEXUALITY WAS WRONG- JUST DIFFERENT. FUNNY HOW THINGS TURNED OUT, THOUGH. I’M A KINSEY 4 FEMALE AND CAN’T IMAGINE TURING OUT A ZERO MINUS, MINUS, MINUS HETERO. YOU KNOW, WHAT RELIGIOUS ZEALOUTS CALL “NORMAL” AND “ACCEPTABLE”.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 1:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      Lawd, bring back the seventies when the dull suburban housewives were all too busy being whacked out on valium and white wine and the hardest thing they had to do was worry about what to make for dinner, or watch Mike Douglas or Merv Griffin.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 1:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EddieZ
      EddieZ

      I sent my email to Toys R Us to commend them (in advance) for not bending to hate.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 1:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marc
      marc

      @EddieZ:

      Agreed. Send a quick email to stores like Toys ‘R Us and thank them for carrying the comic.
      They will likely get a lot of hateful messages. We need to let them see more people are open-minded.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 4:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1equalityUSA
      1equalityUSA

      The contact link is under the “help” category. It was my first time ever on a toy store site… a little bit disjointing. I think I hate toys.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 9:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xamthor
      xamthor

      1. they don’t want to see it because it forces them to talk to their children? In the words of Louis CK.. “thier your ugly children, you deal with them.”

      2. enough with the sexism is the replying comments. Some of you shallow-ass faggots should be criticizing the “moms” for something other than just being women… being a woman is not the problem, being a mother is not the problem… its being narrow minded and hateful…..

      3. this is the link to contact Toys-r- US
      http://www.toysrus.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=store&subdisplay=contact&stillHaveQuestion=yes

      Feb 29, 2012 at 9:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sam
      Sam

      I love how Jughead’s the only one eating cake in that picture. They probably haven’t even cut it yet. lol

      Feb 29, 2012 at 9:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan
      Alan

      Are there really one million moms or this just a group of a few old hags? I think giving these groups like One Million Moms press is worse than giving Fred Phelps press. They’re both irrelevant.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dsp
      dsp

      @TASTEY GOODIES: Me ears, my ears! Is your caps lock locked in place? No need to SHOUT! lolz

      Feb 29, 2012 at 11:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KyleW
      KyleW

      @Alan: Yes Alan, I agree completely.

      Feb 29, 2012 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SuperCat
      SuperCat

      Gays can’t even get married in a hypothetical future within a fictional universe?

      Feb 29, 2012 at 6:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zack
      Zack

      I find the use of “Fatwa” in the title to be rather distasteful. The term has significant religious meaning for a large portion of the world, and to in effect mock that group through such a senseless use of the word is simply just a terrible decision.

      If you want to mock One-Million Moms, then do it. Don’t use terms like “Fatwa” unless you actually want to mock the Muslim community as well.

      Mar 1, 2012 at 10:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Silvi
      Silvi

      Issue? No couple should be an issue. Just like a straight couple is nothing to think twice about, a gay couple shouldn’t be either. The only reason it’s an “issue” or “weird” is because parents instill that thought process in their kids. Kids tend to be the most accepting people on this planet because, HOPEFULLY, they haven’t learned how to hate or discriminate from their parents yet.

      Mar 1, 2012 at 11:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      @Isaac C: I would have to say that there would probably be objection to any kind of marriage, they have a point when they say that it’s being introduced too early. I don’t want a child going in to grade school knowing the full details of sex, regardless of it being straight or gay, mixed race or single race. Unless they’re old enough to be having it themselves, there’s no reason for them to be exposed to it. Oh, and before you jump down my throat, I’m pretty much as gay as they come xD

      Mar 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kyle D.
      Kyle D.

      http://alligator-sunglasses.com/post/5449503913/louis-ck-gay-marriage He said it best!!!

      Mar 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anielin
      Anielin

      They’d be stuck having the same conversation with their child if such a gay couple were IN THE STORE SHOPPING with their son or daughter. “Mommy, where’s that kids mommy? He’s calling both those guys ‘Daddy’.”

      They should just grow up already and realize that the subject is going to come up whether they like it or not. And They can’t control what a kid sees in public places.

      Mar 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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      sage fijit friend

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      Jun 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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