“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.

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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • burtsfield

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

  • 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.

  • KyleW

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

  • William

    Cute couple

  • lookatme!

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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Anon

    Dear one million moms,

  • 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?

  • Shannon1981

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

  • 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.

  • Abel

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

  • 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.



  • 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.

  • EddieZ

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

  • marc


    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Sam

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

  • 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.

  • dsp

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

  • KyleW

    @Alan: Yes Alan, I agree completely.

  • SuperCat

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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