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One Million Moms Protest Ellen DeGeneres’ Partnership With JC Penney

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One Million Moms, an anti-gay group, is hoping to convince JC Penney to fire their new spokesperson, Ellen DeGeneres.

The group says that JC Penney’s decision to hire the openly gay TV show host will backfire since the store’s main customers are “traditional families.” One Million Moms has started a protest asking JC Penney to fire Ellen for being gay. One Million Moms wrote in a statement:

“Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families. More sales will be lost than gained unless they replace their spokesperson quickly. Unless JC Penney decides to be neutral in the culture war then their brand transformation will be unsuccessful.”

GLAAD has launched a counter protest in support of Ellen. According to the NY Daily News, the “Stand Up For Ellen” campaign already has more than 10,000 signatures. Herndon Graddick, Senior Director of Programs and Communications at GLAAD, said in a statement:

“While designated hate groups try to start ‘culture wars,’ it’s clear that a vast majority of Americans today support Ellen as well as their LGBT friends and family members. 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.”

Do you support Ellen? Do you think she’ll be a good spokesperson for JC Penney?

Michelle Obama appears to be a supporter of Ellen. The first lady was on the Ellen Degeneres show earlier this week and challenged the talk show host to a push-up contest.

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53 Responses to “One Million Moms Protest Ellen DeGeneres’ Partnership With JC Penney”

  1. Vanessa Young

    Oh yeah…"traditional families"….so does that mean, single parents, step parents, do not apply as well? I support Ellen, I don't give a CRAP if she's gay. That has nothing to do with it. I woulda boycotted Martha Stewart for Kmart because THOSE morals are what matters to me.

  2. Kyle Bee Sevilla

    Being openly gay now is no big deal. They are more secure with their lives when they are open opposed to when they hide it. Having 2 same sex parents is part of a normal family now. It's no one else's business in who's gay and who's not. I think Ellen will be a good spokesperson.

  3. John Smith

    this hate group is a tragedy in the making… these extreme bigots need to get over themselves, live and let live! Who or what gives these major A-holes the right to judge or demand anything? Live you own lives and stop bullying with your lame agenda.

  4. Betty Butler Banks

    ELLEN DEGENERES IS ONE THE KINDEST, MOST GRACIOUS AND GIVING HUMAN BEINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN ON TV.
    HER DECISION TO LIVE HER LIFE GAY IS NONE OF YOUR DAMN BUSINESS. SINCE SHE IS A CELEBRITY WE KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT HER SO LETS SEE THE RESUMES OF 1 MILLION HATERS WHO ARE THEY WOULD YOU WANT THEM TO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO YOU. THIS JUST PISSES ME OFF THAT A SOCIETY WE ACT THIS STUPID. YOU GO ELLEN YOU ARE MY COVER GIRL FAV. I AM 64, WHITE, SINGE WITH THE MOST WONDERFUL GRANDKIDS IN THE WORLD SO NO I AM NOT DEFENDING BECAUSE OF ANYTHING EXCEPT ITS RIGHT THING TO DO.

  5. Judith Bell

    What a bunch of haters. Ellen brings joy to a lot of people. The Million Morons spread hate rather than love.
    That's not what Jesus preached.

  6. Nancy Mitchell

    Yikes… are we going back to the last century. Nobody cares anymore and if anyone feels threatened, maybe they need to take a look at themselves and why they're so insecure.

  7. Patsy Sellers

    A million "shame on you"s to those women. Gads…I just can't imagine such intolerance. May the bird of paradise fly up their nose.

  8. Maureen Frusha-Boutwell

    Well, I cannot imagine what constitutes a "traditional" family these days. One husband, one wife, 3 kids, the man works, the woman stays home and cooks and cleans and shuffles the kids around. Okay, more like both parents work and the woman cooks and cleans and suffles the kids around. The woman is the man's chattel. Yea. What a bunch of lunatics. Penneys will certainly lose my business if they cave to this group and you just gotta ask, how many gays and lesbians do you suppose work for Penneys? No ay are there one million woman behind this.

  9. Anonymous

    JCP you rock! I'm a traditional mom, from a traditional family I applaud you for not giving into bigotry. Like a wise person once said, it only takes turning a blind eye to this crap, to grow this crap(hate). The real losers in this are the children raised by these mothers, poor babies.

  10. Lynn Hooker

    it's funny that when anyone disagrees with the homosexual community, they are called haters. Hmm, who's calling who names and who's exactly hating? I'm officially done with J C Penneys.

  11. Anita D. Cruz

    ellen degeneres is a great person, charitable, amusing, loveable, anything good u can add goes to ellen. I applaud her personality. Yes to Ellen and I Love JCP!

  12. Judith Bell

    And that's what Ellen does…she loves… women. She never promotes hating other groups or condemning other people's choices. Love is not a sin. You backwards folk like to say homosexuality is a sin. It's not. What is sin is condemning those who love a different way than you have chosen in your life

  13. Yazhi Smith

    Go JC Penny and One Million Morons need to STFU and find something better to do with their sad little lives

  14. Kurani van Broekhoven-Harris

    grr its things like this that make me hate america

  15. Amber Moore

    The One Million Moms can go to hell, you are so miserable with all of your lives, you don't have nothing better to do than to start some stupid shit against a beautiful person, she " Ellen" , has done so much for alot of people, you are all jealous, get over it, and let JC Penny do there thing and you all find something better to do, you Million Moms need lives, or need to get laid, JEALOUS, of Ellen's succses in this world, I'm a mother of 7 beautiful kids and I have a social life still, leave Ellen alone, I go to JC Penny all the time, and I will not stop, I'm a big supporter of the gay community to the day I die, leave them alone, all of you lonley ass woman. your just sad.

  16. Christine Mousseau

    I support JCPenny's decision having Ellen be their spokesperson…. Her morals are better then most…People that judge others because of a sexuality are not educated with "life"! Leave judging to the higher powers! You Go Girl! :))

  17. Tyreese Coleman

    I absolutely love Ellen! Her show is wonderful & she is amazing. She brings smiles to people daily. Thoses mom haters need to go sit down somewhere. I'm a mom and me and ?y 5yr old daughter loves JCP & Ellen. I always said that if I was gay, Ellen would be my kinda girl. :) You have millions of fans Ellen & we love you. Continue your great work. Now let's dance!!!

  18. Harry Conlon

    This is a freaking HOAX. Perpetuated by the ad agency working for JCP. There's NO million mom campaign, no moms at all…. it's some guy working a facebook page in hopes it will go viral….BRILLIANT. Truly inspiring for those in marketing. Cat outa the bag now JCP. This is all bull shit. BRILLIANT bull shit, but bull shit non the less.

  19. Rose Johnson

    I agree..who's the minority now ..the straight people, the ones that actually believe in a true marriage between a man and a woman..trying to raise their own kids in this crazy world!!wow ..so course Ellen would mention this on her show ..who would dare disagree..their HER audience

  20. Tammie Waddle

    JCP and Ellen….You Rock! I cannot believe that this type of stupidity is still happening! Don't you have anything better to do? Really? Seriously! You have no values! JCP way to go for standing up to these ignorant thinking people!!!

  21. Carol Kauffman Campbell

    She's Ellen, who wouldn't want Ellen as their spokesperson. She's real, honest and she's brought a lot of laughter to my life, she's also my favorite American comedian. I can't think of a better American tradition than Ellen and JCP working together.

  22. Victoria Arellano

    For those of us who don't often speak out, please add one loud and strong voice supporting Ellen DeGeneres for continuing to shine her light in the face of ignorance and bigotry. "One Million" Moms shame on you. JCP count me in!

  23. Kathy Latham

    Never promotes hating other groups? Isn't that what she just did to One Million Moms? And Yes, homosexuality IS a sin. It was condemned by God. Is He a "hater" too? One can say that yellow and blue make purple. Saying it doesn't make it true. You can have huge groups of people demanding that other people believe it and even if 100% of them do believe it, it doesn't make it true. Yellow and blue make green. Nothing changes that. Homosexuality is a sin as sin is defined in the Bible. Nothing will change that.

  24. Lynn Hooker

    It's so funny to me that those who have no clue what the bible teaches, suddenly become experts on it! Jesus paid a horrible price so no one has to go to hell, because we are all sinners. If we accept his gift, we have right standing with the Lord, not because of how good we are, but because of how great Jesus is! The last book in the bible is the book of Revelation. Christ is returning to JUDGE the earth. Those who defiantly reject him will answer to him. He desires that no one goes to hell, and neither do i. Homosexuality is SIN and there must be repentance!

  25. Bart Vincelette

    Lynn Hooker So, because of your beliefs, any and all homosexual; persons should be denied the right to earn a living? Jesus didn't have anything to say about homosexuality, but had plenty to say about helping the poor and economic justice. If he were to return & find one homeless person on this continent, there would be a lot of explaining to do.

  26. Mary Steffen Vanderhoven

    Ellen is the most giving and loving person not to mention her "beyond compare" humor! As I recall the Christian Bible says "we are not to judge" and Jesus brought the new message of love. We are to love all and I take that to mean their inner spirit no matter what our beliefs are. Please stop the judgmental hate!

  27. Phyllis Burke

    There are so many radicals out there, I love Ellen too. AND I love the commercials…one was just this minute on. The judgementals can turn their heads and mute the TV. I love penny's, Ellen will not damage their children or the quality of pennet

  28. Phyllis Burke

    Penney's* products. They are fighting a loosing battle. Why haven't the rads said anything about the makeup commercials? They're little princesses wear it. Don't get me started, I've said enough, for already!

  29. Michael Wisdom

    Homosexuality is a complicated issue for a Fundamentalist Christian. You have to introduce concepts like original sin, the fall of man, the blood debt, the vicarious human sacrifice, how sexual orientation is a choice, and how Satan can be defeated only through faith and anti-intellectualism. Then you have to try to justify it all through circular biblical reasoning, fail to justify it, and then force your beliefs on them and threaten Hellfire if they don't agree.
    Hideously complicated…

  30. Gloria Fogarty

    BULLYING IS ILLEGAL I FEEL THIS LEANS TOWARDS SLANDERING SOMEONES NAME…. ELLEN IS THE TYPE OF PERSON THAT REACHES OUT TO HELP OTHERS HOW CAN ANYONE BE AGAINST THIS KIND OF PERSON… BEING GAY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW OR WHERE YOU SHOP THIS IS SO CHILDISH AND JUST OUT RIGHT STUPID…THIS IS NOT THE INFLUENCE I WANT FOR MY FAMILY SO I PROTEST THE MILLION MOMS MOVEMENT FOR BEING THE TYPE OF GROUP THAT DOESn't HAVE GOOD VALUES…THIS IS NOT HOW CHRISTIANS ACT…. THE LORD DID NOT PUT YOU HEAR TO CONDEM OTHERS….

  31. William Bronner

    Where do they find these 1 million moms against homosexuality? Guess they from the northern US states. I don't know any mothers against homosexuality. Guess they also support Obama, Lol!