I’m feeling ragey and ranty right now about the One Million Moms group. In case you haven’t heard about them, they are, according to their Twitter Bio “A network of Christian moms and grandmothers taking a stand for our children who are being exploited by the entertainment industry.”
So far they’ve gained national attention for protesting Chaz Bono’s inclusion in the Dancing with the Stars cast, and calling for a boycott of Ben and Jerry’s following the release of their SNL inspired Schweddy Balls Ice Cream.
I’m going to address these two campaigns before I get to what’s really gotten under my skin in the last few days.
1) Dancing with the Stars and Chaz Bono: If you don’t want your kids to watch a dancing program because you have an issue, ANY issue, with a contestant, simply DON’T WATCH THE PROGRAM. If you want to be an uptight jerk and not teach your children about diversity and the strength of people who decide to be who they *really* are, and hide behind the guise of “morality,” fine. But don’t you DARE try to keep me from teaching my kids about the world.
2) Schweddy Balls Ice Cream: I MEAN, REALLY? It’s so insanely ridiculous I can’t even comment on it. It’s ICE CREAM.
And finally, why we’re all here today.
They have launched an attack against TeenNick and their show “Degrassi.” In all honesty, I haven’t seen the show, which really doesn’t matter, because that’s not the issue. One Million Mom’s current campaign is launched at Target, who is one of Degrassi’s main advertisers. OMM has taken issue with the fact that, after focusing on a gay character, TeenNick ran a promotional piece for The Trevor Helpline. As One Million Moms says on their website
The Trevor Helpline promotion aired during the “Beat It” episode of Teen Nick’s Degrassi series when teen Riley, the openly gay football captain and starting quarterback, declined reparative therapy for his homosexuality. Not only is Teen Nick now featuring a show that encourages the nation’s youth to embrace alternate lifestyles, but the family retail chain Target Corporation is helping through sponsorship.
The Trevor Project’s one and only goal is to stop kids, children, from committing suicide. They are trying to keep children from dying.
But apparently, OMM thinks that these children aren’t worth saving. These CHILDREN should be allowed to kill themselves because they are living an “alternative” lifestyle.
I am appalled. I am disgusted.
These women should not be allowed to act like loving, caring people who have a stake in the morality of our youth. These women are hypocrites who care more about getting LGBT issues off of television than they do about keeping kids alive.
So, from today on, I am going to do everything I can to oppose them. I started by joining the Facebook Group 1 Million Moms Against One Million Moms and by “Liking” the It Gets Better Project. I shopped at Target this morning. I will do my best to support anything and everything that they oppose. I will work harder to teach my children about love and acceptance and about what is REALLY wrong with the world.
I don’t know who made it, but this photo says it all: