Monday, February 06, 2012

Because Any Positive Portrayal of Gays and Lesbians Must Be Crushed

In one of the more insane actions by the religious right, One Million Moms Pushes J.C. Penney to Drop Ellen Degeneres - Yahoo! News

Is anyone less offensive than Ellen? I suppose the American Family Association would be happy if one of the Kardashians or another over-the-top (but straight) celebrity was the spokesperson for JC Penny.
A vast majority of Americans today support Ellen as well as their LGBT friends and family members," Herndon Graddick, a GLAAD spokesman said in a written statement. "Selecting an out performer who has inspired and entertained millions, is not only a smart business practice, but a reflection of how LGBT Americans today are an integral and valued part of the fabric of our culture."

DeGeneres' daytime talk show has more viewers than the American Family Association has moms. Between January 16 and January 22, "Ellen" averaged 3.38 million viewers -- or 2.38 million more people than the AFA has moms.
In "related news" Ellen just collected the "Favorite Daytime TV Host" from the (somewhat inappropriately named) People's Choice Awards.

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