#StandUpforEllen and Thank J.C. Penney for Making The Right Choice
Last week, retail giant J.C. Penney announced a new partnership with America’s favorite talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres.
“We share the same fundamental values as Ellen,” noted the company’s President, Michael Francis. “At jcpenney, we couldn’t think of a better partner to help us put the fun back into the retail experience.”
Now, however, the anti-gay group “One Million Moms” – a project of the designated hate group, American Family Association– has launched a campaign demanding that the retailer fire Ellen simply because she’s gay.
From the Daily Mail:
‘Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families,’ reads a statement on the (AFA) site, which claims more sales will be lost than gained by the move.
‘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.’
But GLAAD has come out fighting to support DeGeneres against the bigots
The American Family Association – an organization that the Southern Poverty Law Center has designated as a “hate group” — is spreading anti-gay attitudes and bias by asking its supporters to contact J.C. Penney and tell the company to fire Ellen simply because of who she is.
First, add your name to the list of supporters for J.C. Penney’s decision: Add your name now!
Second, call J.C. Penney now to remind America’s favorite retailer that hate should not be for sale in America’s stores.
J.C. Penney, Customer Service – (972) 431-8200
J.C. Penney, Corporate Headquarters – (972) 431-1000
Third, share this action on Twitter:
RT @glaad: Will you #StandUpForEllen? Support @TheEllenShow & thank @jcpenney for making the right choice http://glaad.org/ellen #LGBT