Skip to comments.JCPenney under attack from conservative group over lesbian couple in new Mother's Day campaign
Posted on 05/03/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT by Pinkbell
The conservative group One Million Moms has launched an attack on JCPenney for featuring a lesbian couple in its new Mother's Day promotion.
The group released a statement urging its members to take action against the brand's store managers, in the hope their complaints will be passed on to head office.
According to its website, One Million Moms (OMM) is angry JCPenney is 'taking sides' in the 'cultural war' on gay rights.
The statement says: 'On pages ten and eleven, under the title Freedom of Expression, youll find Wendi and her partner Maggie and daughters. In the picture both women are wearing wedding bands.'
They then go on to lament their frustration with the company's lack of interest in the groups constant attacks.
'Last time OMM contacted JCPenney store managers, we were brushed off,' the statement said. 'Some even experienced in person the store manager saying "Thank you" and walking off while their customer and our concerned members were in mid-sentence.'
It continued: 'OMM has been told that JCP corporate office told store managers to say "Thank you" and then walk away. If they want our business, then we will not be ignored!'
Earlier this year, the group threatened to boycott JC Penney after the retail chain appointed Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson.
More recently the anti-gay group targeted Urban Outfitters after the clothing retailer featured an image depicting a kiss between two female models in its latest catalog.
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There is this constant effort to try to have this lifestyle not only tolerated, but accepted and celebrated. They couldn't care less about their Christian customers which make up a much larger than the 1-2% of the population who is homosexual.
Read the comments below the article, though. In all but two of the comments (at this point), people are praising JC Penney and admonishing One Million Moms and conservative Christians for intolerance. It's either the libs have flooded the comments in this per usual or more and more people rejecting Judeo-Christian values and are embracing the homosexual lifestye under the banner of tolerance. The debate has been framed that conservative Christians are intolerant, and nobody wants to be intolerant. Liberals deem that as one of the worst sins, unless you're intolerant to conservative Christians, that is.
"These homophobes really need to get a life. I say good for these retailers for showing diverse families in their advertisements."
"Welcome to 2012, OMM. There are people of the same sex in relationships that *gasp* have kids. If you don't like it, don't shop there. Easy enough. No need to force your values and opinions to the rest of the customers."
"Such hate by these anti-gay groups. This is 2012 for crying out loud! What, do we have to have another civil rights movement to jolt these people into reality? Lesbian, gay, straight, transgender, transsexual - live and let live!"
One person says:
"Just because someone may not be comfortable with another person's same-sex relationship doesn't make them a homophobe!"
Getting this response:
"Ummmmmm.....yes it does. If you were black and i was not comfortable with you, would that make me a racist? yes, it would. works the same way. sorry, i know you Christians like to think that you are doing good, "God's work" but it is hate no matter how you try to spin it"
"So JC Penny is not hopping on the" hate gays" train...good on them...what will these mom's do when one of their children tells them they are gay?....I hope gay boys and girls, who are born gay, are only born to loving parents who love them for who they are.."
Good—We must stand up for our beliefs or see them fall to perversion. Stores want to feature Gays to show how Hip and Coll they are—FINE—let Gays shop there—all Normals can go somewhere else! Lots of other places do not focus on the Gay market. If you don’t think its important—wait to see the Gay movies, gay TV shows and gay lifestyle thats coming along with every other “Formerly forbidden” behavior. How long will it be before we have child sex? Ritual murder? It is a slippery slope.
How do they know they are lesbians and not sisters, friends, mother, daughters and granddaughters, etc?
On the contrary, I think the majority of Americans are accepting of homosexuals... as awful as it is for me to say. But not in the way the commercial went, I think most people feel they are okay with whatever people want to do, as long as it doesn’t infringe on them. Believe me I wish it weren’t true!
Maybe not to embrace the lifestyle, I most people are in a mindset of being afraid of seeming intolerant. In the same way that most white people aren’t racist, but most white people are afraid of being racist so they go to the extreme to make themselves seem accepting of other races... which usually just makes them look more ignorant.
In this same manner, I think JC Penney is getting caught up in the fear of seeming intolerant so they are going to the extreme and embracing the lifestyle. Stupid move in my opinion, but until white people can break this spiral of being afraid of looking racist or intolerant, this is far from stopping.
‘On pages ten and eleven, under the title Freedom of Expression, youll find Wendi and her partner Maggie and daughters.
I guess this explains it
They had two women together and text with it talking about "her partner". Ticked off Mrs. K51 so bad, she wants to stop shopping there completely.
Amazing. You have to be tolerant of homosexuals, but homosexuals do not have to be tolerant of heterosexuals.
Gay people do not bother me......... fags do.. the difference is that gay people do not try to force their orientation and their agenda on you.... fags do
Penny’s with this ad is offending 98% of the America population and with the Million Moms Boycott, JCP will be out of business by the end of the summer.
Main Street reflected American culture until corporations took over and forced a godless culture upon us.
“JCPenney under attack from conservative group over lesbian couple in new Mother’s Day campaign...”
JCPenney being questioned in a statement from a group of normal people, over perverted lesbian couple in new Mother’s Day campaign, which mocks the very idea of this highly respected American traditional holiday.
Can you give an example?
Perhaps they were Wendy and Maggie were lawyers.
Good to know...I am going to be buying some clothes soon at my local mall. JCP WILL NOT get my business.
Thanks for the link. Email explaining our shopping elsewhere explained. Is a shame because I liked their big and tall section.
It not only mocks Mother's Day, but the existence of lesbians pretending to be mothers, destroys Mother's Day and motherhood, not unlike homosexual marriage destroys the institution of marriage.
This attack on motherhood and marriage must stop.
I buy most of my clothes from the J.C. Penney catalog (I’m 6’5” tall, and they offer tall clothing). It’s been a struggle, what with Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson, and a catalog filled to the brim with effeminate metrosexuals modeling the clothes. I think my order last month was my last one. Later, J.C. Penney.
Perhaps you would be surprised the originator of the American Mother's Day regretted the commercialization of her holiday, officially established by Congress in 1914, and fought against it by the time she died ... in 1948.
I suspect your "very idea" of "tradition" is nothing more than the crass commercial perversion of what Anna Jarvis had envisioned.
Well I work there.. and this is no surprise to me...I’ll be making an exit now from that store. They are very much liberal ... promote the green agenda as well...heavily...as well as other left issues.
I wasn’t aware of this when I took the position...but it wasn’t long after it became apparent....with the new CEO coming from Apple Computer theres a huge transition now in the store...and it will move further to the left IMO.
“I suspect your “very idea” of “tradition” is nothing more than the crass commercial perversion of what Anna Jarvis had envisioned.”
I suspect your weird tangential foray off the main issue at hand here, reflects an agenda.
And you’ll be seeing more of this in the future...they are definately going further left....and promoting the left agenda.
Big tranistions now within Penney’s as new ceo moves it “forward” into what is the New Penneys.
Sad really....but they are definately on board with the left now in this new transition.
Conservatives have children...liberals abort there’s.....Penneys will loose their childrens school year crowd.
Seems like JCPenney is on its way out regardless; this is just a parting gesture of defiance. Or perhaps, a desperate bid for bailout money.
My letter to JCP.
Most people I know wouldn’t care about this in your face Lesbian promotion. The problem is that although we supposedly are to celebrate diversity in this free nation? Gay’s and Lesbians are wholly offended when Christanity is celebrated. So they asked for the battle and this battle is now on your doorstep where you placed it. We as an extended family of successful people have just scratched you off our shopping options.
As I said and it’s worth repeating. I don’t care about someones sexuality. I care that they are the most discriminatory minority in our population and are vocal and vigilant in trying to deny freedoms to anyone but their own victim class. Choice has a price.
Why does madison avenue keep pushing “toxic advertising”?
Why do corporations keep buying “toxic ad” campaigns that open merchants up to such attack.
Retailers should understand “toxic ads” destroy profits.
JCPenney should just close its doors.
Meanwhile, Hollywood cranks out TV shows and movies with always-sympathetic 'gay' characters and promotes the idea that being gay is as 'normal as apple pie' and to object to the homosexual lifestyle is sheer bigotry and probably based on Christian beliefs that the secular world long ago rejected in favor of humanism.
JC Penney and it's hip new CEO may think they're appealing to young buyers but most JCP shoppers are over 30 and many will be turned off by this oh-so subtle attempt to disparage motherhood (as gays disparage marriage) by boldly including lesbians in their ads. I hope it backfires, big time, but when you dangle the 'tolerance' tag in front of otherwise sensible people, they often are persuaded to be 'tolerant' and meekly accept lesbians modeling in their JCP catalog as 'the new normal'.
This is the unpleasant reality we face, today. Negative reaction to this attempt to incorporate lesbians in Penney's ads/catalogs may have some effect on the JCP honchos but, to be frank, in 2012 America, with the current social climate of rampant hedonism and a 'whatever' approach to life by many, I doubt anything will change. And it only took about 40 years to get here. Chilling.
Right. This is why I think it's important to do business with the 'Mom and Pop' stores as much as we can. Some times it costs a little more but consider it the price to be paid in the culture wars. And you generally get better and friendlier service too, on top of keeping the money local.
During the Christmas season, for example, I don't patronize any establishment who won't say “Merry Christmas”, and that includes restaurants. Sure, it's inconvenient at times but I can still look at myself in the mirror.
Tell a homo that you don't approv of his/her life choices and see what kind of response you get.
Then let us know how "tolerant" it was.
As a matter of fact, yes. The link will provide your answer.
Seriously? I know homosexuality is a sin, an abomination. What homosexual is tolerant of that viewpoint?
By the time you park and walk into a big box store and walk while you shop, you could cover a few blocks on Main Street and have a more pleasurable time.
We cannot open a Penny's catalog without having to see a lesbian couple with children.
Our TV sets broadcast Images of gays and lesbians on every channel.
There are homosexuals that teach in our schools, homos that serve food in restaurants, homos who may live in our neighborhoods and work in our places of employment. Sometimes they are obviously gay, but there are some gays that subversively integrate themselves into the community.
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They want a culture war. I've got an idea, let's give them a culture war. "War" means two sides. So far our side hasn't done much except tolerate, compromise, pretend it's not happening, make excuses, and so on. Of course some have fought for morality, but not enough to stem the tide. They want war? Let them have war.
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Well, please tell Mrs. K51 it’s okay to shop elsewhere. I’ve found other places to spend my money, after having shopped at JCP for many years. But I’m done. Have moved on. It was easy. No big deal.
It's a shame I can't join this boycott. I already "boycott" Penney's because it's a lousy store. Oh, well.