|Hate group American Family Association pulls out antiquated phraseology about gays "recruiting" children.|
Hate group the American Family Association and its joke of a subsidiary, One Million Moms, is upset at Target and the LGBTQ community . . . again:
"OneMillionMoms is concerned with Target once again because now they are donating $100,000 to the LGBT nonprofit GLSEN to help promote 'inclusiveness' for kindergarteners through 12th-graders," she informs.
The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) claims to have been "championing" LGBTQ issues in America's public schools for almost three decades.
Cole tells OneNewNow it is shameful that Target is promoting the homosexual lifestyle to school children.
AFA itself sent out an email with the graphic above and information like such:
Target's website has several pages dedicated to products that promote the LGBT lifestyle, many of which are specifically designed for children. For example, Target offers shirts that declare, "Love my dads," and another says, "Love my moms." Others shirts are emblazoned with the rainbow flag bearing the word "pride" superimposed.
How dare Target sell items geared to same-sex families! Next thing you know, these families will actually be shopping out in the open! And that is a problem because we all know that LGBTQ people don't have families. We survive in the closets and shadows looking for our next sexual fix.
Or something like that . . .
The only reason why I don't completely laugh at this madness is because it does resonate with some people's ignorance. Phrases like "gay agenda" and "promoting homosexual lifestyles to children" tend to set them off in Pavlovian type tremors.
But I am comforted by the fact that for the most part, the joke is on One Million Moms and AFA. With more LGBTQ youth coming out (which is wonderful) and more same-sex families becoming visible (as they should), what's being "promoted" here is not an agenda, but plain reality.
And no amount of antiquated language or fear tactics will put this wonderful genie back into its bottle. Furthermore, GLSEN does wonderful work for our kids and should be commended. And if Target wants to help with that work, it should also be commended.