In JCPenney’s new catalog, a photo appears of a same-sex couple and their two daughters. The caption identifies the women as “Wendi and her partner Maggie.”
Seems benign enough, right? Well, not if your sole goal in life is channeling your disappointment with your own life into hating other people for no reason. The group One Million Moms — which is a project of the American Family Association, and is the same group that attempted to boycott JCPenney’s use of Ellen DeGeneres as a spokeswoman — is speaking out against the atrocity of two women loving each other (no word as to whether they actually have one million moms on their side or not).
Demanding that the company take a “neutral stand” on the “cultural war,” One Million Moms writes on their website:
It is obvious that JCP would rather take sides than remain neutral. JCP will hear from the other side so they need to hear from us as well…Managers will also have to answer to corporate for the loss in sales from traditional families…we will no longer be able to shop with them until they take a neutral stand.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I read shit like this I like to imagine that I’m reading it from 50 years in the future. Inevitably, it sounds even more horribly ignorant and bigoted than it already does, the same way that racist and sexist rants from the 1950s sound today.
Can you believe how people thought about things back then?
[Photo via Huffington Post]