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Million Moms Rips JCPenney on Gay ‘Culture War’ [The JC Penney Boycott Is On!]
ABCNews ^ | March 03, 2012

Posted on 05/03/2012 5:04:54 PM PDT by Steelfish

By Abby Ellin May 3, 2012 Million Moms Rips JCPenney on Gay ‘Culture War’

When JCPenney last heard from One Million Moms, the “pro family advocacy” organization was threatening to boycott the national retail chain for refusing to fire openly gay spokeswoman Ellen DeGeneres. “By jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon, JC Penney is attempting to gain a new target market and in the process will lose customers with traditional values that have been faithful to them over all these years,” OMM, a division of the American Family Association wrote on its website.

But JCP refused to budge, and the Moms, overwhelmed with so many other issues, had no choice but to move on.

But now they are back and JCP is once again their target–this time for showing a happy female couple in its May catalogue. And how do we know the women are a couple? Because, as OMM notes, “On pages ten and eleven, under the title “Freedom of Expression,” you’ll find “Wendi and her partner Maggie and daughters” and again “Wendi, daughters Raven and Clover, and partner Maggie” in text. In the picture both women are wearing wedding bands.”

Last time the Moms contacted JCP’s corporate office, they were given the brush off. So now they are encouraging concerned customers to call or visit their local store managers. But they urge kindness “when you ask them to tell corporate that they should remain neutral in the cultural war.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; jcp; jcpenney; omm; onemillionmoms

1 posted on 05/03/2012 5:05:00 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

A catalog that came out as an openly gay couples featured in it .


2 posted on 05/03/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Steelfish
I haven't been impressed with J.C. Penney for a while. Their clothes are sometimes just strange, at least for zaftig women like me. ;o)
3 posted on 05/03/2012 5:19:11 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Steelfish

They may as well seal their doors shut! They have laid off hundreds of their store managers in the last week or so. Their stores are empty of customers and they think the gay crowd is their salvation? Idiots!


4 posted on 05/03/2012 5:22:13 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Steelfish
My wife just got an ad from Penney's with two lesbos on it. Her immediate reaction was, "Well, that's the last time I shop there."

Too bad because there's a Penney's five minutes from our house and we've spent hundreds, if not thousands of dollars there over the years.
5 posted on 05/03/2012 5:25:07 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Antoninus

How can you tell they are lesbos?


6 posted on 05/03/2012 5:53:23 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SuziQ

For quite a while now, I’ve noticed that Penney’s clothes have gotten on the cheap quality side. Packed so tight in the stores you can’t even walk through the aisles of clothes racks. If they’re flaunting the “gay” thing by actually naming their catalog characters, how silly is that? I’ve never seen names listed underneath the models in catalogs. More unnecessary posturing. It’s not like Ellen Degeneres was hurting for a job.

Up until now, I’ve been able to find at least a few comfortable shoes and a few handbags I liked at Penneys. Have had an account there for many, many years. It seems to be circling the drain and hastening the circle.


7 posted on 05/03/2012 5:54:18 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: mamelukesabre

Because they are labeled as, woman, partner and their daughters.


8 posted on 05/03/2012 6:02:29 PM PDT by netmilsmom (I am Breitbart)
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To: Red_Devil 232

There is no doubt that JCP is in trouble and scrambling for a market. Maybe they think their salvation is the lesbos community. Don’t know and don’t want to find out... haven’t shopped at JCP in decades and won’t be ever again.


9 posted on 05/03/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by BlueLandRed
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To: Steelfish
Not to be too contrary here, but Ellen was hired to be their spokesman, not their gay spokesman. Gay people can't have jobs? Not firing her is not really a good reason to fire her.

Disclaimer: I zap most commercials, so I haven't seen any -- is she being "overly gay" in the ads? Or just her usual manic self? No, wait, actually, don't care. Stepping off this thread.

10 posted on 05/03/2012 6:17:31 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Steelfish
Not to be too contrary here, but Ellen was hired to be their spokesman, not their gay spokesman. Gay people can't have jobs? Not firing her is not really a good reason to fire her.

Disclaimer: I zap most commercials, so I haven't seen any -- is she being "overly gay" in the ads? Or just her usual manic self? No, wait, actually, don't care. Stepping off this thread.

11 posted on 05/03/2012 6:17:31 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I like Ellen. And in the ads she is being the comic Ellen. And absolutely, if she can speak and draw customers she should be the spokesman. If her JCP advocacy falls flat go with somebody else. If JCP goes into gay advocacy, forget it.


12 posted on 05/03/2012 6:29:15 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Tanniker Smith

I agree, this is a lot of smoke, no fire. Ellen is a comedian and doesn’t run around on her show saying I AM GAY LOOK AT ME BE GAY! Besides, she is from my hometown of New Orleans and we both spent many years watching her brothers band, The Cold (Vance Degeneres and don’t forget Barbara Menendez Mmmmmmm) as they played at Jimmy’s Music Club and and all over New Orleans.

She is not a gay spokesperson just a spokesperson.


13 posted on 05/03/2012 6:31:20 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: USAFJeeper

So, JCP with the gay crap in their catalog and Best Buy had that mozlim $#1t holiday on their Thanksgiving holiday flyer.

Both dead to me.


14 posted on 05/03/2012 6:35:36 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: Steelfish

My wife used to love shopping at Penney’s...if they want to pander to the 2%’ers; great! There are plenty of other places we can shop...


15 posted on 05/03/2012 6:39:38 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Steelfish

Interesting how this ad appears shortly after bringing Ellen on board...just another coincidence; I’m sure...


16 posted on 05/03/2012 6:41:37 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Steelfish

Totally unnecessary boycott ... JCP is destroying themselves from the inside.


17 posted on 05/03/2012 6:47:19 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: mamelukesabre

It was very obvious. They were featured .I don’t understand why a company feels the need to do something like that .


18 posted on 05/03/2012 6:48:49 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: who knows what evil?

When I saw the ad, I wondered if that was a condition Ellen D. put on jcpenney.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:50 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: USAFJeeper

Ah baloney!!!


20 posted on 05/03/2012 6:52:22 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Boxsford

We would never know, would we?


21 posted on 05/03/2012 6:54:48 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: USAFJeeper

Why don’t we say “spokeswoman” or “spokesman” as each case may be? Not accusing you of being PC(maybe just a habit),but are some people ashamed of being identified as a man or woman?


22 posted on 05/03/2012 7:01:19 PM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: who knows what evil?

No coincidence and just a matter of time before it happened.

I have worked there for three years, don’t think I’ll be there much longer though not because of the gay thing(it’s nearly impossible to avoid nowadays)but because it’s getting worse and worse there.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 7:15:14 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Steelfish

JC Penney caught it from the Moms Groups decades ago, during the Brooke Shields era. They dressed up pre-pubescent girls in tight designer jeans, shaking their booties at the camera. Probably had a lot of “gay” influence back then, too. They seem to have a thing for displaying underage kids sexually.


24 posted on 05/03/2012 7:15:44 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Steelfish
Never happen with JC Whitney...

I think I need some running boards...

25 posted on 05/03/2012 7:29:51 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: liberalism is suicide

I prefer Spokesdude!


26 posted on 05/03/2012 7:53:12 PM PDT by USAFJeeper (Who Dat Nation - Loving the Manning Face!)
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To: Boxsford
When folks on Free Republic talk about "conservative Texas" they need to look at this kind of story, the fact that every single judge in the dallas court system is a democrat, as are most of the county government, the sheriff, DA etc etc then go to Houston, Austin and San Antonio to see similar trends.

When a national company runs two gay lesbian programs, in the same year, and they are based in a very "conservative " environment - maybe it is not as conservative as people think.

The pattern of city democrats and country Republicans is going to be a difficult political situation for a generation.

27 posted on 05/03/2012 7:53:50 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: mamelukesabre
How can you tell they are lesbos?

It's pretty obvious--then, in case the imagery wasn't enough, there's copy that spells it out for you.

It's fairly blatant propaganda and about the stupidest marketing ploy I've ever seen.
28 posted on 05/03/2012 7:57:16 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: Boxsford

I subscribed to “This Old House” magazine for a while until every other issue featured homo couples as house decorators. Yes, they were identified as couples. I dropped the subscription and told them why.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 7:59:01 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: Steelfish
But they urge kindness “when you ask them to tell corporate that they should remain neutral in the cultural war.”

The homos always get their way by constant loud, obnoxious, lewd, threatening tantrums. Maybe we should take this play out of their book for a change. Niceness doesn't seem very convincing.

I'm not saying act like the homos, but we can definitely get our point across a little more forcefully and openly.

30 posted on 05/03/2012 8:02:21 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: jimfree

JC Penny was the first credit card I had. Used to shop there all the time. So did my friend. We stopped a long time ago.

Ellen is not going to get me into a store. Having lesbians in a catalog won’t either.

JC Penny is located in Plano. They certainly don’t reflect Plano, Texas.


31 posted on 05/03/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by 1scrappymom
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To: 1scrappymom
Communist Goals:

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

So far, so good.

32 posted on 05/04/2012 2:12:03 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Steelfish; All
Penneys is tainted with far left/progressive groups, when I canceled my charge card this morning, I searched for any conservative group and found none. What I did find was located on Penneys “Heritage of Giving Page” ALL Progressive Left Social Justice groups such as:

Human rights Campaign: Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights

National Urban League: “Occupy the Vote” openly supports Obama and Calls on ALEC to Support Repeal of "Kill-At-Will" and Voter I.D. Laws

NCLR (National Council of Laraza): nuff said

Several other groups listed, did not bother to check out, as all the names were progressive left groups.

33 posted on 06/01/2012 9:43:46 AM PDT by defal33 ("I Am Andrew Breitbart")
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To: defal33

Wow! This should be on a new thread to let everyone know about JC Penney!


34 posted on 06/01/2012 9:49:48 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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