One Million Moms – My Personal Campaign Against Them

by Meghan on October 31, 2011

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:

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Kelly October 31, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Amen sister!

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heather... October 31, 2011 at 1:18 pm

I am speechless, really. I am going to go spend money at Target now.
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Sincerely, Jenni October 31, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Good for you! I’m right behind ya!

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grandmaother October 31, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Proud of you –
on my way to Target.

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Gamanda October 31, 2011 at 2:11 pm

Very well written. It’s just appalling how ignorant and hypocritical people can be.
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Kate October 31, 2011 at 4:14 pm

While I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments, I would hold off on the “YAY Target” since they have made many donations to anti-gay organizations in the past. But this is, indeed, a step in the right direction.

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Your other aunt October 31, 2011 at 4:50 pm

You go girl!!

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Kirstin October 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

um, yes. YES. to everything you just said.

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Quart October 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Are we related?! I saw their tweets about Target earlier and freaked out. I had no idea you were going to write this. Well done. And A the fuck men.

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Bridget October 31, 2011 at 7:24 pm

This is why so many people hate “Christians” and why so many Christians are uncomfortable calling themselves a Christian. I am one, but this disgusts me and it is most definitely NOT Christ-like.
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Meghan October 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Bridget, YES. These people give Christians a bad name. A VERY, VERY bad name. It’s sad.

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Meghan October 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Kate, I *totally* understand what you’re saying. But in THIS instance, Target wins, and wins BIG.

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Kylee November 1, 2011 at 6:03 am

I am a christian too, and like someone else said this is why people give us a bad name. I do not want to be lumped with them. Ugh. I really hope none of their kids turn out gay. Wish we had a Target I would go :)

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Chrissy November 1, 2011 at 6:08 am

I don’t comment on many blogs, but I couldn’t get here and fast enough to come show my support today! That group has annoyed me for a while now, and I’m with you 100%!

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Nicole November 1, 2011 at 7:01 am

I’m right there with you!

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Editdebs November 1, 2011 at 10:48 am

Here, here! I agree completely.

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Rachel November 1, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I’m not a mom (yet) but as a human I’m pretty horrified by these people. If they are people and not aliens.

I’m a big believer in equal rights, gay marriage and Target…so I know where I’m doing my Hanukkah shopping this year. :)
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Janette November 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Okay…wait. I thought for a while there Target was going in the opposite direction and donating their money to anti-gay groups. Lady Gaga was p.o.’d at them for something along those lines. I could be wrong. I shop there because they are awesome and I can get what I want for a competitive price. They are a big company with an image and whatnot, and I don’t shop at a place because what they do or don’t support. It’s pointless. At their core, they don’t give a crap.

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Katie Shea Britton November 2, 2011 at 8:01 am

Just looked at the OMM website and my head is spinning! I do love how THEY take credit for the cancellation of The Playboy Club – um, yeah, I’m sure it was OMM who was solely responsible for that.

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Amy November 2, 2011 at 10:35 am

I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians for they are so unlike your Christ. – Gandhi
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Amanda November 2, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Totally agree. OMM is a ridiculous group filled with ridiculous ideas of what morality is. How about being good people? When did that get kicked aside by OMM?

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Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] November 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

Major assholes.

Unfortunately, they exist. Fortunately, they have a right to exist.
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Allison Zapata November 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

disgusting human beings.

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Jewl December 10, 2011 at 2:30 am

Sign and share to show your support for Macy’s! Show your opposition to one million moms most recent hateful campaign.

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.care2.com%2Fcauses%2Fone-million-moms-gets-mad-at-macys-lgbt-policy.html&h=XAQFnzx7HAQHwNHee5vtVpqmJFBfDhnuIFlgLQN9995PFeg

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Meghan December 12, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Thanks for the heads up. They are such disgusting humans.

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Liz February 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Wrong. They’re not human. But they are disgusting.

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erin January 30, 2012 at 7:07 am

sign me up! MOMS AGAINST ONE MILLION MOMS! i’m ASHAMED that they would put the word “mom” in their name, acting as if they represent mothers!

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Kerry Kristine January 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

Good blog! They are a hate group, plain and simple. Please sign and share the petition I have started at change.org to have them removed from Facebook for violating terms by using hate speech and discrimination.
http://www.change.org/petitions/facebook-take-down-the-page-one-million-moms

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