Sunday, December 12, 2021

One Million Moms (actually one mom) working to amplify LGBTQ shame with its 'boycotts'

The latest whine by anti-LGBTQ group One Million Moms via LGBTQNation:

 It was just a few months ago that One Million Moms, an evangelical astroturf group funded by the American Family Association (AFA) — which is a certified anti-LGBTQ hate group — was upset that a cosmetics company was promoting a razor product for women, calling it “inappropriate” to suggest women shave. Now, unironically, the same group — led by one woman, Monica Cole — is calling for a boycott of Sephora because their new ad doesn’t only feature women. In fact, Cole is peeved that the ad includes a two men in a relationship sharing a kiss when “Sephora’s primary customer base is women.”

. . .One Million Moms regularly decries “cancel culture,” while launching continuous nonstop “boycotts” of various companies that offend their delicate sensibilities. The boycotts consist of launching “petition” campaigns, requesting people fill out a generic contact form on their page and sign up for the group’s emails as a form of protest. 

. . . In 2019, the group infamously caused Hallmark to ban an ad temporarily because it featured a lesbian couple, before the company’s management stepped in and did a 180. Since then, Cole and the AFA have made pushes against all sorts of brands that dared show support for LGBTQ people. Whether it was cartoons with dogs, dishwashing liquid, fruit, hummus, Oreos, movies with cyclops, or wrapping paper, the One Million Moms group has been there, trying to cancel anyone who dares recognize the existence of LGBTQ people. 

People laugh at this latest hissy fit - and the others of One Million Moms - and they should. But don't ever forget the reason why OMM does things like this. 

The goal is to amplify the narrative that LGBTQ people would be okay if we supposedly stop "shoving things down people's throat." You know the tired line -  "I have no problems with gays but why do they have to be in our faces all of the time with it? Why do they have to shove what they do down our throats?"

It's a dumb narrative which by its very definition, trivializes our lives, thereby reducing them to basic sex acts. It attacks our humanity. 

When some people accuse us of "shoving our being gay down their throats." they are accusing us of being uppity and not knowing our place, so to speak. They are saying that we have no right to act as if our lives don't encompass just sex. They are telling us how dare we do normal things like date, have families, or being open, public and unashamed about who we are as LGBTQ people because that's not what we are supposed to do. 

To put it another way - there are people out there who think that LGBTQ people are freaks but it's not enough for them to believe that. They want us LGBTQ people to believe it and they want us to act like our lives is something to be ashamed of. 

When OMM goes on with its hysterical jags and phony boycotts, that is the audience it is speaking to.