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NPR Celebrates LGBT Valentine Cards 'For a Rainbow of Loves'
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Posted on 02/14/2011 2:33:56 PM PST by Sub-Driver

NPR Celebrates LGBT Valentine Cards 'For a Rainbow of Loves' By Tim Graham Created 02/14/2011 - 5:09pm

NPR has a strange way of celebrating Valentine's Day. It's trying to "help" fans with corporate Valentines from NPR including this beauty: "You might have a face for radio, but I love you just the same."

Sounds like a one-way ticket to sleeping on the couch. It's less surprising that NPR would use Valentine's Day as another day to celebrate identity politics and social liberalism with a Monday Morning Edition story on "Greeting cards that celebrate a rainbow of loves." NPR producer Selena Simmons-Duffin celebrated Valentine's Day cards for the "lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender community," and a card company called "A Little to the Left."

Sandi Timberlake wanted greeting cards for her gay son:

It's a small operation; Timberlake does everything from directing the photo shoots to making sales calls. For now, she sells her cards online and in 26 stores around the country. But she gets excited when she thinks about all of the LGBT people and the friends and family in their lives who might want these cards: "My potential market could be anywhere from 60 to 90 million people, or more!"

For the mass market, NPR obviously used this occasion to shove Hallmark toward "mainstreaming" the LGBT line of valentines:

Greeting card giant Hallmark has lines of cards for other demographics, such as the Mahogany line for African-Americans and Sinceramente for Spanish speakers. Although Hallmark doesn't offer an LGBT line now, senior writer Andre du Broc says he thinks it will happen.

"We've taken baby steps so far," he says. He points to a few "coming out" designs and four same-sex union cards that were released when California legalized marriage for same-sex couples in 2008.

"They're performing on par with our regular wedding cards," he says. "So we're validated there that people do want these."

Du Broc, who has served as chairman of Hallmark's LGBT employee resource group, says the creative will from writers to make an LGBT line exists. He says what's holding the company back is figuring out how to get the cards in front of the right people. He thinks Hallmark is being prudent in holding off until it can figure out how to do it right...

"Oftentimes, the people that want to support [LGBT people] don't have the words to say the right thing, or are worried that they won't say the right thing," he says. "Well, we could certainly help them with that."

But du Broc gets stuck on LGBT Valentine's Day cards. "It's a little awkward," he says. "How do you say, 'I love you, my partner who is a boy and I am a boy also.' " It's about love, he says, and there's no difference between love between gay people and love between straight people.

Since this is NPR, there is no room anywhere for a critical conservative voice. For more of the Simmons-Duffin "rainbow" coverage of late, also devoid of conservative "haters," see here and here.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2sick4words; homosexualagenda; pervertpower; perverts
They are really stupid. All the more reason to defund them.........
1 posted on 02/14/2011 2:33:59 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

how nice! /s


2 posted on 02/14/2011 2:35:42 PM PST by rahbert
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To: Sub-Driver
NPR Celebrates LGBT Valentine Cards 'For a Rainbow of Loves'

"And after the rain there's a rainbow
And most of the colors are brown"
3 posted on 02/14/2011 2:35:48 PM PST by aruanan
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To: Sub-Driver

You have a network talking to 20 percent of the population broadcasting a story about 2 percent of the population. Now THAT’S public.


4 posted on 02/14/2011 2:40:54 PM PST by redpoll
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To: Sub-Driver
Hey; NPR:

Shove those cards up your asses....when you're not livin' off the taxpayers' dime, you can go deviate on your own.

5 posted on 02/14/2011 2:40:54 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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6 posted on 02/14/2011 2:47:37 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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What more is there to say? Valentines Day is just SO GAY!

7 posted on 02/14/2011 2:49:28 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Sub-Driver

DEFUND these left wing loons .

My money now helps their liberal , pro communist homosexual agenda


8 posted on 02/14/2011 2:52:59 PM PST by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: DJ MacWoW

A “rainbow of loves”. Multiples? I guess that fits.


9 posted on 02/14/2011 2:53:26 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

It does. Homosexuals think they’re “monogamous” if they only have 6 or 8 other encounters a year. That study was posted last year.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 2:55:58 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I was just about to ping this out! (Trying to avoid the exercise upstairs.)

It is Pure Evil that any gov money goes to NPR. And a host of other pits.


11 posted on 02/14/2011 2:57:10 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Well “bless their little rainbow-colored hearts”...in the southern sense of the phrase


12 posted on 02/14/2011 2:57:35 PM PST by bigbob
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To: little jeremiah; trisham

I am so fed up with the assault on moral behavior by deviants and their supporters.


13 posted on 02/14/2011 2:59:16 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Only 6-8? That’s less than 10. What are you, some kind of killjoy?


14 posted on 02/14/2011 3:00:50 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: DJ MacWoW; little jeremiah

Me too. This kind of thing seems to have accelerated over the last few years.


15 posted on 02/14/2011 3:02:40 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Yes! Think of all the disappointed bug chasers!


16 posted on 02/14/2011 3:02:40 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I don’t like to think about them. :(


17 posted on 02/14/2011 3:04:20 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Did they do a story on those that like oral sex?

Or role playing sex?


18 posted on 02/14/2011 3:10:27 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: traditional1

That’s what they want people to do with those cards.


19 posted on 02/14/2011 3:19:56 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Sub-Driver

The martyred St. Valentine will be sooooo pleased over this latest initiative by fag coddling Mayor Bloomberg.


20 posted on 02/14/2011 4:38:34 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t want my tax dollars going to organizations that fund the promotion sinful lifestyles. Defund NPR/CPB. Let the homosexual lovers foot the entire bill.


21 posted on 02/14/2011 4:40:45 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Sub-Driver

Whoops, reading is my friend. Not Bloomberg but NPR.Another reason to eliminate NPR funding.


22 posted on 02/14/2011 4:41:20 PM PST by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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