I know I should be upset about this, but all I can really do is laugh. If you haven’t heard, there is a group called One Million Moms and they are standing up to protect their children… from Ellen Degeneres. Yes, the same woman who was the voice of Dory in Finding Nemo. She’s the same woman who recently dedicated weeks of her show to helping out underprivileged schools by recognizing their teachers and giving them money and supplies to help to those children.
But all of that doesn’t matter because she’s a lesbian.
When Ellen was selected as the new spokesperson for JC Penney, One Million Moms (a conservative Christian group with only a little over 40 thousand members on Facebook — so they are off by a few hundred thousand) joined forces to try to get her fired. They claimed that most of its customers are traditional families. I’m sorry, but I don’t recall answering a survey about whether or not I was for or against homosexuality last time I bought a new pair of jeans. Judging by the audience at Ellen’s shows, which are women between the ages of like 18 and 90; I’m sure JC Penney won’t be hurting by a handful of boycotting bigots.
I love Ellen. She’s one of the people I look up to for the career field that I want to be in. She went from nothing to having everything, she has one of the most successful shows on television, she’s not afraid to be herself in front of millions of people. When I initially heard about this One Million Moms thing, I was mad because hating on Ellen is not cool, but then I saw what a desperate attempt it was and couldn’t take it seriously. Even Bill O’Reilly is on Ellen’s side. That’s when you know how ridiculous this whole thing really is.
And while those moms were busy having tea parties and trying to abolish homosexuality from the media, Washington legalized gay marriage and Prop. 8 was ruled unconstitutional. They can resist all they want, but they aren’t going to win in the end.