J.C Penney Won’t Fire Ellen based on Anti-Gay Mom’s Group Protest

Have you ever tried competing with a legendary comedian who has been truthful and transparent all of her career?  The truth is that about a million moms did after J.C. Penney announced Ellen DeGeneres as the department store’s new spokesperson last week.

This conservative “Mom” online organization launched a campaign to have her fired. Why? Because she’s openly gay.

The One Million Moms organization urged J.C Penney to rethink their position. J.C Penney was quick to respond and stand behind their decision. Yah!

“Funny that J.C. Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families,” reads the call to action on the group’s website. “The majority of J.C. Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.”

To know that there are people who think this way in today’s day and age is amazing.  It brings me solace to realize that they are no longer the majority but the “odd man” out where they deserve to be.

If the world would accept everyone for who they are despite their race, sexual orientation, size, income and gender, what a wonderful liberating world this would be to live in.  We could all be ourselves without putting on a façade to belong.

It will one day be like this….I hope I get to witness it!  Speak out and speak loud to end prejudice across the World.

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.

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