‘Disturbed’ OMM Reacts To JC Penney Catalog Featuring Gay Dads

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The group One Million Moms released the obligatory press release decrying JC Penney for featuring real-life gay dads in their most recent catalog.

Describing themselves as 'disturbed,' the group again vowed to keep fighting the gay-friendly retailer. "Our persistence will pay off!" they declare in their press release, which also insists JCP "would rather take sides than remain neutral in the culture war."

It is obvious that JCP would rather take sides than remain neutral in the culture war. JCP will hear from the other side so they need to hear from us as well. Our persistence will pay off! One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and stand up for Biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful nature.

In addition to again urging their supporters to call and write to JC Penney, OMM also asks them to return any unsolicited catalogs that may come their way. "If they receive an onslaught of their returned magazines, they will take notice."

Despite these frequent calls to action, JC Penney has remained steadfast in their commitment to equality.

Comments

  1. fritzrth says

    “Describing themselves as ‘disturbed,’…” I think that says everything. B-)

  2. NorthoftheBorder says

    next thing… they’ll want to put people to death for dancing at a wedding….

  3. Chris says

    This has nothing to do with this post but for the LOVE OF JEEBUS please make this vexing irritating “social reading” nonsense go away. If I wanted to read socially I’d go to a sermon or something!!!

  4. Mike says

    Isn’t JC Penny already damned for selling clothes that mix different fibers? Look at this monstrosity:

    http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/men/fair-square-pricing/month-long-values/jockey-two-pocket-tri-blend-pant/prod.jump?ppId=1972e57&selectedLotId=5431602&selectedSKUId=54316020844&navState=navState-:catId-:subcatId-:subcatZone-false:N-:Ns-:Nao-0:ps-24:pn-1:Ntt-blend:Nf-:action-search&catId=SearchResults

    TRIPLE BLEND!?!?! Might as well start selling shellfish and shaving their sideburns while they’re at it.

  5. manbot says

    Just posted through the JCP website:

    “Dear JC Penny Management:

    I’m writing to make you aware of my support for your new campaign to be more inclusionary. I understand that a certain organization (one million moms – which we know is more like “50,000 bigots”) is urging its followers to return your catalogues. I find this abhorrent, but it is certainly their right.

    On the contrary,I’m writing to express my support but to also do something that I never thought I would; request a catalogue. I’ve not been in a JCP store for a decade or more, but I’m willing to give your merchandise a new look and hope to become a PROUD JCP client.

    Regards,
    Bxxxx Dxxxxx”

  6. michaelofthegreen says

    There are also black people in the catalog. It’s a shame that JC Penny has to take sides on the issue of racism rather than just “stay neutral” by having an all-white catalog.

  7. Michael says

    Biblical values? Like baring false witness? Lying? Yadda, yadda, yadda.

    I love how JC Penny basically gave them the big F#CK YOU with this catalog.

  8. TyN says

    Sorry One Million Moms with Nothing Better to Do. JCPenney knows who has all the purchasing power.

  9. WastedPhD says

    How is it neutral to only post pics of straight couples? Oh right, because that’s OMM’s position. I forgot – neutrality has a stance these days.

  10. says

    The time has come for what is truly inevitable about these “campaigns” you have to stop reporting on them. Allow OMM to fade into obscurity where they belong because that is the ultimate ending to this tail.

    Just like the boy who cried wolf, they are calling “emergency” about every little thing they see. It’s time for the towns folk to stop listening.

    Stop giving them column space. We know they exist, the constant reminder there is this little group out there who doesn’t like us retails doesn’t improve our lives. They’ve shown themselves to be morons, this has been noted. Now help them slink away into the night by ignoring them. I’m certain this is what JC Penny are doing.

  11. says

    I took time this morning to go online and order those amazing crew T-shirts for son and husband (ok, a couple for me too). Just because JC deserves our support. I encourage every one of you to do the same. Go online, buy an item or two and let JC Penny know we really do care about their continued support.

  12. Mic says

    This is no Culture War.

    Call it what it is.

    This is a Religious War on U.S. Citizens who are LGBT.

    Help change the Meme!

    Start using the accurate term, OMM.

  13. BryanB says

    Funny bit from their website on this “issue”: “Because JCP blocks emails from our server, OMM has a prewritten letter ready for you to send from YOUR email server.”

    In other words, JCP has told them unequivocally, that they don’t care about the 47,000 moms’ opinion…

  14. Nathan says

    This is a beautiful family. And if I understand correctly, this is a REAL family.

    So it’s pretty laughable for this group to protest. Do they think protesting will make this family go away?

    JCP is above and beyond asking for equality. They are standing right up and saying “This is real. This is happening and you can’t change that.”

    And look at those children. There is no doubt that their home is filled with love and happiness.

    It’s too bad these “Moms” don’t see that.

    My husband and I are in the process of adopting our first child. We don’t need anyone’s approval or acceptance. This is real. This is happening. Families like this exist everywhere. And I’m so glad JCP is letting people see that.

  15. sparks says

    Nothing wrong with taking sides, as long as it’s the right side. Inclusion is a good thing for business. Diversity is a good thing for business.

    JC Penny knows what it’s doing.

  16. MikeBoston says

    The most recent credible membership count of OMM is 33,165. I guess honesty isn’t part of their mission statement.

    Also, the membership is shrinking.

    I agree with the earlier post: Stop giving them more attention.

  17. Scott says

    Is it me, but wouldn’t remaining neutral in the “culture war” be treating all your employees as equal?

    And wouldn’t refusing to acknowledge or even firing your employees simply because they’re gay (like OMM wanted JCP to do with Ellen) be taking a very strong stance in these war? These people are hypocrites and liars. And, clearly, they’re not very smart.

  18. AJ says

    The only reason deplorable organizations like OMM exist in the first place is because they keep snagging headlines. Quit giving them headlines. Of course they are protesting this. Ignore them and they lose power. They are not a danger. They are vastly outnumbered. Just like the handful of Westboro nutbags. Ignore them. Next.

  19. Swiminbuff says

    “Our persistence will pay off!” they declare in their press release……yes,it will pay off for JC Penney.
    I believe stories like this should continue to be highlighted. We should know who our enemies are and who supports us, and our supporters should be rewarded with our support of them in return.

  20. Mary says

    Does anyone else see how funny this situation is? The Moms are only “disturbed” by the fact that this family looks so healthy and normal….to the Moms themselves. Yes, that’s right. Take my word for it, folks. Many of those Moms are reacting to this photo exactly the way the rest of us are. And they’re astonished that their own views are rapidly changing. We should just let them burn themselves out with all their pseudo-boycotts that only enable the rest of us to learn how profitable its becoming to be tolerant.

    Don’t worry Moms, you’ll change eventually. Your confused feelings over enjoying this photo won’t last forever. To paraphrase Dan Savage, ……”it gets better.”

  21. AJ says

    Am I the only one that remembers JC Penney pulling their ads from the Ellen coming out episode? It was a big deal back then. My sister cut up her Penneys card because of it. How things have changed!

  22. woodroad34 says

    When I read that OMM was “disturbed”…all I could think of was Phineas and Ferb saying “yes. Yes you are”.

  23. Oz in OK says

    I disagree with those who say ‘Ignore them and they’ll go away’. If anything, ignoring deranged people like this is the same as giving consent to what they’re doing and saying. Like any cockroach, they do very well when ignored.

  24. Cliff says

    It looks like the kids were kidnapped. Something subliminally perverse about it. More votes for Romney.

  25. Wdeanis says

    Polyester blends mean they shouldn’t shop there either, but that doesn’t stop them?

  26. Grace says

    I am entirely sick of these hate-filled chicken bitches constantly clucking to the airwaves about their maladjusted children in relation to the Gay community.

    They need to take their asses to therapy to find out why they spend their days stalking strangers in the name of “motherhood”.

    These “women” aren’t Christians or remotely sane mothers. They just use their kids,and their religion, as excuses to get into other people’s lives.

    I am now going back to shopping at JCPenney.

  27. Nadine says

    Their energy would be better spent ensuring their local kids have proper food and shelter, instead of complaining about fictitious families in catalogues. 50000 moms can do a lot if they coordinate their efforts in a positive direction. However, their efforts are wasted in this endeavour, what do they think they’re accomplishing here, exactly? Congrats to JC Penney for diversifying their catalog.

  28. lh says

    If moms would stop having gay children then they wouldn’t have anything to complain about. Do they not realize gay people are born from mothers? They are committing many sins such as judgeing,, hating, and not loving thy neighbor as thyself. I guess these biblical teachings do not apply to them.

  29. jim says

    Unless the catalog ONLY features gay dads, JCP ain’t taking any sides in a culture war.

    The Hundred Moms ought to just blow away, like the dried-up tumbleweeds they are.

  30. kit says

    I’m glad that this story highlighting the 30K Disturbed People is here — otherwise, I would not have known to go check out JCP and buy some new pants today.
    Also, I want those guys to be MY dads! It looks like such a great, loving family.

  31. Cliff says

    Say what you will, it’s still crap clothing. I don’t shop for a “cause.”
    But these ads and crappy clothing are going to get someone hurt. Even “we” are being manipulated. “Let’s show you what two father’s looks like.” No thanks. It’s a freak show.

  32. BrokebackBob says

    JC Penney will not take notice if catalogs
    are returned. They will simply toss them in
    the recycle bin AFTER they put the names on
    the mailing labels in a special file called
    c:wackoOMM.txt which will be fed into their
    catalog mailing computer database and save
    a few hundred trees by not mailing them a
    single piece in the future and also making
    any current account balance immediately
    due and payable (which any credit issuer
    can do for any reason) and then cancelling
    their account or turning them over to
    a hostile collection agency. Let them see
    what harassment really feels like for a
    change. Douchebags Moms of America.

  33. BrokebackBob says

    Cliff, in the future, YOU will be the
    freak show. Get with the program.

  34. Mabel Hodges says

    I’m a mom of a lesbian teenager. I know moms who are disturbed like that. I don’t hang out with those morons. Thank god they are few and far between in my neighborhood. And good for JCP for sticking to their guns! And as a mom, trust me when I say these bitches will NOT stop shopping at JCP now that their stuff is super cute and cheap as hell. Because besides being morons, they’re hypocrites. Love, Mabel

  35. Michaelandfred says

    These loons, Perkins, Maggie…. They’re becoming like sad little cartoon characters, the crazy aunt or senile grandfather you have to check to make sure he’s not outside with his underpants on his head. Someone should stop them before they become any more foolish.

  36. Dave says

    One Million Moms is really the American Family Association which is a hate group, correction a anti-gay Christian hate group who are becoming more like terrorist every day by threatening America business like JC Penny and others with loss of business if they do not surrender to OMM and do things their way. Another step into Nazi Germany with control by mad men who what to harm gays and other minorities who do not surrender to their anti-social demands.

  37. WHATEVER says

    Cliff: how are the crappy clothing going to get someone hurt? How about the ad? What christian group are you here trolling for?

  38. says

    Brokeback: You do realize both actors were straight in “Brokeback,” and one had to die in the film. Then it was nominated for Best Picture but only Ang Lee, the director, won an Oscar. Hollywood, cool as it is, couldn’t give the award to a gay themed film. I’ve done everything gay in my life so I really don’t worry about being a “freak show” but thanks for stealing my word. I’m more concerned about the violence that going to go down, when the self-entitled brats meet real opposition. I have no religion. This can’t go well — people unfortunately have their prejudices. And this is too much of a jolt to society.

  39. bornready2 says

    Don’t worry JCP, these fat, lazy, “stay at home” brat-breeding machines are’nt about to get up off their sofas and do something as time-consuming and strenuous as mailing back your catalogues. It’s enough of a chore for them to pile into their minivans and drag their “christian” asses to WalMart several times a week to buy their husbands outfits…

  40. WHATEVER says

    What are you blathering on about? Self-entitled brats? Violence? Newsflash: JC Penney is NOT the first retailer, or company for that matter, to feature gay families in advertisments. Take it down a peg with all this “can’t go well” talk. OMM is a very small pimple on the butt of society. I doubt these ladies will take the time from their church socials and country club soiree’s to revolt against the gays.

  41. Mary says

    Cliff, were you serious when you said that these children look as if they’d been kidnapped? I’ve rarely seen a family photo that appears more natural and beautiful than this one. But if you’re worried about something that won’t go well I think you’d be worrying about this constant threat on Towleroad to call for the removal of tax exemption for churches. If the latter happens, watch for the “One Million Moms” to suddently become in actual count the “Forty Million Moms.”

  42. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    I DO NOT SHOP AT J C Penney. I DID NOT KNOW IT IS “gay-” FRIENDLY. I WOULD RATHER PAY MORE AT A HETEROSEXUAL-FRIENDLY STORE THAN SUPPORT SUPPORTERS OF UNYIELDING RADICALS.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  43. says

    I’m not talking about the Million Moms. I’m talking about those who commit gay bashing. You can be a flippant as you like but watch. It’s the straight males who will do damage. There will be a marked increase in gay violence. There is something called the real world. Not some gay marketing genius giving two white men, two black children. Children aren’t props, and we always see them as children. What happens when they grow up and realize how they were used just so two men could play house.

  44. Mitch says

    Just received a June mailer from JCP today. The mailer is bold, fresh, and modern. If it is a tease of what is coming from JCP, then I bet many more of us will be shopping there – both for their support of the LGBT community and for the merchandise that comes out of the reinvention of their brand.

    In the meantime, I’ll be one to vote with my wallet and give them any business that I can…

  45. WHATEVER says

    @Cliff: So gay people/families are never to be shown because some straight guy may beat us up? You want us to hide in a closet? How do you change people’s attitudes if they don’t see or think we even exist because we are hiding out? From your comment it sounds ike you are more offended not by the gay dad’s, but the fact that they are white males with black children. You are right about there being something called the real world, you’re just not living in it. You are sad.

  46. says

    @Whatever Gay violence is going up every month. You can sit back and watch from your “beliefs.” What “sad” is gay people trying to replicate straights Gays survived and thrived for hundreds of years before they surrendered to the “hetero cage of coupledom.” if you want to parade your artificial family around be my guest.

  47. UFFDA says

    CLIFF is a great new a@@hole to have in the crowd. Bad tempered, tactless, a good mix of smart remarks and idiot opinions, hugely trollish and no joiner, doesn’t think gay guys do everything right. Just what we need…does he know where he is? Entertainment to be sure!

  48. LiamLiam says

    Good Grief! Do you guys not see what Cliff is doing? He comes on every day and tosses a bomb like talking about our children just to get a reaction. When he didn’t today he kept escalating with more and more outlandish statements until someone took the bait and then he was off with screed after screed. This is just what he wants. We have a discussion and he hijacks it with his silliness. We end up talking about him instead of the story. Please stop giving him what he wants.

  49. michael says

    I can’t see what any of the writing in the photo says. but what exactly makes this photo “gay”? It certainly is a lot less gay than standard underwear ads.

  50. says

    @ Cliff
    @ Christopher Horton Whatever;

    WTF are you on about ? “kidnapped ” ? “self entitled brats”…
    and “unyielding radicals”.
    have you both got your heads up your a$$ ?

    @LiamLiam ; yeah , you’re right. This the last time I will read that clown, Cliff.

  51. says

    What’s the OMM problem ?
    The kids have two dads,it doesn’t matter if they are gay or not……the ad is not promoting same sex marriage……so what’s their beef ?

    Would they have a problem with two straight dads ?
    Or is their problem “the gays” ?

    I suspect the latter…..which condemns them as undiluted bigots.
    Let it be said clearly; OMM are bigots.

  52. Cliff says

    Do two gay men want to play with children? I think they’d rather be in Fort Lauderdale cruising other boys. This kid thing will get old. Especially since everywhere they go with the kids all they get are dirty looks, and people pointing and laughing. Welcome to your new life,

  53. Cliff says

    Quite the contrary. I enjoy yanking your chains. You’ll never know until you yourself experience it. Reading that LGBT violence is rising and I’m not making that up. Reality check. Unfortunate result of over exposure.

  54. Mary says

    “This kid thing will get old. Especially since everywhere they go with the kids all they get are dirty looks, and people pointing and laughing”

    Cliff, the kind of gay men who want to spend their whole lives on cruising aren’t the type who would create/adopt children. As to the stares and pointing these families may experience it isn’t likely to last very long. The culture is changing so rapidly that pretty soon there will be severe stigma on anyone who tries to publicly humiliate gay families. Even the very religious will become more tolerant of gay families – and come to find that being tolerant is making them happier people.

  55. Jerry6 says

    Do they REALLY have One Million Moms? If so, statisticly,that could mean they have about 100,000 children (10%) who are Gay.

  56. says

    Such a gorgeous family. I’d rather be adopted by a gay couple who love each other immensely, than neglected by a dead beat hetero who can’t even love himself.

    I hope to see more ads like this.

  57. Cliff says

    You’d like to believe it will all just “wear off.” When was “The Civil War?” And the audacity of saying that by “being more tolerant” of you THEY will be happier? What dream land do you live in? This a a major change to society as we know it. It may take your lifetime to be accepted. I don’t envy you. Mary??

  58. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    MABEL HODGES (31 MAY; 8:29:24 PM),
    YOUR SUPPORT OF YOUR DAUGHTER AND THE “gay” COMMUNITY IS ADMIRABLE – I SINCERLY MEAN THAT. TO SAY, “Jesus had two dads!,” IMPLIES CHRISTIANITY SUPPORTS “gay” MARRIAGE. MA’AM, PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THAT FAITH WOULD NOT LIKE YOUR STATEMENT.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  59. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “WHATEVER” (1 JUNE; 12:47:28 AM),
    I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH UNFORTUNATE CHILDREN BEING ADOPTED BY LOVING “HETEROSEXUAL PARENTS.” I DO HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CHILDREN BEING ADOPTED BY PEOPLE OF ANOTHER RACE. I CAN TELL YOU – AS A NEGRO MALE – IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR A NEGRO BOY TO HAVE A STRONG “ADULT-NEGRO MALE PRESENCE” IN HIS LIFE. IT IS DANGEROUS FOR A CAUCASIAN “PARENT” TO CONVINCE A NEGRO CHILD RACISM IS OVER. I AM NOT “MEDIA SAVVY;” YET, I WOULD BE WILLING TO BET Orenthal James Simpson’s BIRACIAL CHILDREN – ESPECIALLY, HIS SON – IS HAVING A HARD TIME TRYING TO “COPE” AS A “black MAN IN AMERICA,” DUE TO THE INFLUENCE OF HIS MOTHER’S FAMILY.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  60. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    “DEAN” (2 JUNE; 2:18:33 AM),
    I ASSUME YOU ARE CAUCASIAN. IF YOU WERE RAISING A NEGRO “SON,” WHAT WOULD YOU TELL HIM ABOUT Ku Klux Klan? I GUARANTEE, YOU WOULD “GLOSS” IT OVER.
    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  61. DEAN says

    How would YOU even know what I would do? YOU are the one saying kids should not be adopted by parents of a different race (what year are you living in?). So, if that isn’t available is it better to let the child grow up in an orphanage or bounce around foster homes all their life? So again, my question to you as a black male, how many black children have you adopted to save them from, as YOU say, the danger of a caucasian parent? How many have YOU saved from a life in an orphanage?

  62. Mark says

    Where children are concerned, they will settle for a warm body. A different race makes it appear they are helping the world’s unwanted children. Either way they are merely props to complete their selfish desire for a “family” that they can’t create naturally. JCPenney is a tired realer trying to ride a trend and insure customers. Before, most gays would hope they were never spotted in a JCPenney.

  63. BOB says

    Props? Selfish? Oh yes, it couldn’t be that theyjust might have a lot of love to give an adandoned child (btw a child abandoned by a heterosexual person) could it? You are such a sad human being.

  64. Mark says

    You’re really banking on those abandoned children. Why not give the child the choice, instead of having them wake up in somebody’s warped fantasy. Wake up. “Sad” is wimp lingo.

  65. BOB says

    Really? A choice between being unwanted in an orphanage or a loving home? Yeah, I’m sure the child will be a bigot and say “no homo”! Troll somewhere else.

  66. Mark says

    You’re setting the perfect trap. Have you adopted lately? People are doing it everyday. And what’s this “loving home” crap. You make it sound like everyday with two gays is sweetness and sunshine. Buy dolls and do some improv for a few years. Gays can be pretty neurotic – and it the parent role? Help.

  67. BOB says

    Mark: peddle your NOM/OMM/AFA garbage somewhere else. You know nothing about the plight of unwanted children or adoption.

  68. Mark says

    You’re big on the initials. I’m gay. Stay away from children, they’re only for the rich celebrities. The garbage will be what the psychiatrists will hear from those “saved” children when they’re teenagers, if they haven’t run away before that. It’s not fun to be bullied because of your parents. We’re talking odds here.

  69. Mark says

    Bob: You don’t have the patience to be a parent. I think adopting a pet might be a better fit for you.

  70. TJ says

    MARK – Seriously, you are ignorant.. Come back when you have facts and not opinions and fears.

  71. TJ says

    And seriously, is it just me, or has the prevelance of MARKs and his ilk increased here of late?

  72. BOB says

    Mark: I don’t think you are qualified to adopt a rock. I really pity you. I’m done with you because you are childish and just want to get a rise out of people. You add nothing to this world.

  73. Mark says

    Bob: Actually Bob you would probably cruise me if you saw me on the street. If “you” pity me I would just have to laugh. Wake up to l real world. And I would consider you adopting some rocks. You may need to throw some. If you know how to throw “Mom”

  74. wbronco says

    What do you think is going to happen when you anger your conservative base customers and cater to a gay group that makes up maybe 5% of the population? Revenue at other stores is up & JC Penny is tanking. But I’m sure it’s just the new changes in sales & coupons, right? WWJCPD, What would James Cash Penny do? Wake up guys, time to fire someone. signed- EX-loyal customer for 20 years.

  75. BOB says

    @Mark: WHAT? For one thing I would NOT cruise you, I don’t cruise because I’m not a sl*t. Second, I live in the real world. What world do you live in?

  76. John says

    Gross. Not JCP, not anyone will ever make homosexuality “cool” or normal. It’s perverted. Plain and simple. I never cared for JC Penny stores anyway, I shopped there 2 times in my life, it was the last 2 times. These gay dad and mom ads are sickening.