Posted by: maboulette | February 3, 2012


Ellen DeGeneres at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angele...

By Joshua L. Weinstein | Reuters

LOS ANGELES ( – One Million Moms — a project of the American Family Association — is very angry at JC Penney.

No, not because it sells sweater vests (heck, Rick Santorum is a fan of those), but because the Texas-based department store has hired  Ellen DeGeneres as a spokeswoman.

And DeGeneres is — cue the scary music — gay, and open about it.

“Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families,” the million (or so) moms write on their website. “DeGeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.”

One Million Moms is asking people to call JC Penney to complain.

With this campaign, One Million Moms, which claims to be “the most powerful tool you have to stand against the immorality, violence, vulgarity and profanity the entertainment media is throwing at your children,” is going after one of the country’s most-beloved television hosts.

The moms want JC Penney “to replace Ellen DeGeneres as their new spokesperson immediately and remain neutral in the culture war.”

Fat chance, says the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination.

“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.

American Family Association did not return a request for comment.

(Editing by Chris Michaud)


  1. It is child abuse to make a gay child stay with one of those “Moms”. What do they think, it will never happen to them? Or that they can whip the sissy out of their son, that it’s just a phase, that God can cure any homosexuality through the so sane, so successful ex-gay movement?

  2. Thank you J.C. Penny for having the guts to stand up for something that’s not going to go away. You made a wise choice selecting Ellen DeGeneres as your spokesperson. Aside from being very successful, her persona is that of a woman who is a very loving and caring individual with a great sense of humor and a very generous heart. What more could a Mother ask for?

  3. Why stop there , let’s ban gays from shopping at JC Pennys too !!!
    YOU people ( so called Million Moms ) are the scary part of America ; you sure as hell don’t represent me or ANYONE I know !!!! You should stay on your compound and make your own clothes . Sex, race, religion, sexual preference , etc. does not dictate or limit ones worth or ability to be great, respected or diminish value . What’s next ; send all immigrants home and euthanize the handicap and elderly ?

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