Million Moms v Ellen: Victory Ellen, as well it should be

Million Moms v Ellen: Victory Ellen, as well it should be

I am incredibly tired of activist groups that try to push their beliefs on the masses. In the last few days, much controversy has arisen due to a Facebook Group called "One Million Moms". Their info page states "OneMillionMoms.com is a network of Christian moms who have joined together to stand up for our children and families". In other words, if you don't fall within the spectrum of their beliefs, watch out.

Recently retail giant JC Penney announced that Ellen Degeneres was to be their new spokesperson. Uh-oh. This set the MM's on an attack that eventually led to either Facebook or the "Moms" themselves shutting down their page.

It seems as though the Moms believe that "most people" will no longer shop at Penney's because Ellen is gay. Right. Does that include the viewers of the Ellen show? The show averages about 2.74 million viewers per episode, according to daytime television ratings, which makes it one of the highest-viewed daytime shows. Does that include the Academy of voters who determine the Emmy winners? They have awarded her 32 daytime Emmy's. And what about her 6.8 million Facebook fans?? I imagine that's enough shoppers to keep JC Penney busy.

It's comical that The One Million Moms only has 43,000 fans/members on their page, as pointed out by Ellen herself. So this group of 43,000 narrow minded women took on an icon and has clearly lost. It isn't hard to see why.

Ellen is a human being who is worthy and entitled to all rights any other human being is entitled to. JC Penney obviously sees that before they see the discrimination by a group of women that want to "protect their families". I can't wait until one of these mothers has a child that is gay. It will happen.

Tolerance is on the rise. The way I see it we have one life that we are given. We don't get a do over. No dress rehearsal. Everyone has the right to live that one life the way they see fit. I am a straight female. I have never been attracted to women but that doesn't give me any right to pass judgement on someone who is. Our Million Moms seem to think that's okay. Here's what Ellen had to say to them.

Enough said.

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Tags: Ellen, JC Penney, Million Moms

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  • I ADORE Ellen! I am straight and definitely not a "star-struck" kind of gal, but Ellen is just about the most intelligent, funny, beautiful celebrity out there. What a gracious, dignified, yet potent response!

    As for the "Million Moms" or any other activist group out there, I have never been able to understand how these groups feel their lives are impacted in ANY way by such decisions, whether they approve of them or not.

    Go about your lives, 43,000-approximately-a-million moms - don't you have better things to do? Like children to raise? Ellen should be but a drop in the bucket of your existence.

  • In reply to jiyer:

    Love your last comments about raising their children. How true!!

  • Ellen's response is one of the reasons I love her- she is truly a class act. Her response was more thoughtful and balanced than what was thrown at her by that group. My prediction is that she will come out of this just fine.

  • In reply to annekip63:

    She is just class all the way. She typically doesn't even address people like this but I'm glad she did. And I'm sure she will be more than fine. And so will JC Penney!

  • I bet JC Penny had one of their best weeks in a long time.

  • In reply to Yoga Mom:

    No doubt!!

  • Groups like this make me sick. They should be raising their children to respect everyone and not be judgemental. Not only will they not respect their fellow gay Americans but they are raising their children to be the same way. More bigots in America, just what we need! NOT!!!!

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