I have two tabs open in my browser which fall directly under this headline, so let’s kill two extremely dumb birds.
Here are Bryan Fischer and Randy Sharp of the American Family Association, agreeing that God is extremely concerned with a chain of hardware stores, so much so that He is going to punish them. God hates Home Depot, you see:
Prophecy has really gotten mundane, I think we all can agree?
So anyway, while the AFA continues to be upset about Home Depot, their One Million Moms affiliate has decided to declare war on The Gap, urging them to “learn from JC Penney’s mistakes.” I’m not sure anyone in JC Penney’s top brass is aware they made a “mistake,” but this is the delusional world of the American wingnut:
One Million Moms, the anti-gay group that propelled shoppers into JC Penney with its boycott of JC Penney for hiring Ellen DeGeneres, is now attacking GAP for an advertising series featuring Broadway’s “Book Of Mormon” actor Rory O’Malley and his boyfriend Gerold Schroeder. No doubt GAP is praying for the One Million Moms effect. LGBT shoppers and our allies actually formed shopping days and shopping flash mobs that drove thousands of buyers into JC Penney.
Companies should learn from others’ mistakes. Retailers need to choose morality or remain neutral. Otherwise, their bottom dollar will suffer.
Speaking of companies who are choosing to be politically correct instead of focusing on selling clothes; GAP is also guilty. In Los Angeles, CA, GAP has a billboard located downtown that reads: “GAP- BE BRIGHT- BE ONE” with two homosexual men pressed together under a shared t-shirt. They are hugging each other and facing the camera cheek-to-cheek. “BE ONE” is in large letters which emphasizes the same-sex relationship.
GAP Inc. Brands, including Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta, does not deserve, nor will it get, money from conservative families across the country. Supporting GAP is not an option until they decide to remain neutral in the culture war. GAP needs to seriously consider how their immoral advertising affect the youth of our nation.
You see, in wingnut world, there are only two options: either publicly agree with the wingnuts or stay silent on all issues which run the risk of hurting the wingnuts’ fee fees. Anyway, this stupid boycott will go nowhere, as none of their stupid boycotts go anywhere.
Here’s the Gap ad. It’s cute: