By Bryan Fischer
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As you of course are aware by now, OneMillionMoms.com, a division of the American Family Association, has urged its members to call JCPenney to urge them to abandon their choice of Ellen DeGeneres as the public face of the company.
DeGeneres, of course, is an open lesbian, and thus is a role model for a dangerous and self-destructive sexual lifestyle. Yet JCPenney’s insists that Ms. DeGeneres exemplifies the cherished values of the company.
A dad who got wind of the OneMillionMoms alert called JCPenney’s corporate headquarters to complain about its choice of a spokesman, and to inform the company that he would spend his shopping dollars elsewhere until the company made a change.
He was told in no uncertain terms by the JCPenney representative “that’s quite all right, you can just shop somewhere else.”
Other callers have been treated rudely, hung up on, or transferred to some voice mail dump box where their opinions can go into a virtual shredder.
But let’s note that an official representative of JCPenney’s urged disaffected consumers to buy their stuff someplace else.
In other words, JCPenney is calling for a pro-family boycott of its own stores.
OneMillionMoms has not called for a boycott of JCPenney’s. But JCPenney’s sure has.
(I placed a call for comment to both Darcie Brossart and Rebecca Winter, who are listed on the company’s website under “Media Relations” but have not heard back from either of them.)
The company’s message for the pro-family community in America is pretty straightforward: we don’t want your business.
Please take your money and your Neanderthal values about sexual normalcy someplace else. Don’t come in our stores, don’t express your deeply held moral and religious values to us, just leave and take your shopping dollars with you.
JCPenney is saying, in effect, we don’t care if you are offended, we don’t want to see you in here again. The customer might be right every place else in America, but not at JCPenney’s, no sir. Please don’t spend your money here. Spend your money in some other business that shares your benighted and medieval convictions about sexual morality.
In the meantime, we’re going to right ahead and stuff our sexually abnormal values down America’s throat, and if you don’t like it, tough darts. You’ve got lots of places to shop other than our stores.
Bottom line: JCPenney is advising the pro-family community to boycott its own stores. I’m guessing a lot of folks just might take them up on it.
(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)