Once again, two prats make mountains out of molehills.
Also, WAR? Blimey, I wasn’t aware we’d gone that far.
So I speak out to all my gay brethren, drop your weapons, disarm your nukes, this is not the answer!
Here’s the context of “culture war”. It’s a cynical hostile campaign to push for one viewpoint’s absolute supremacy in society. It’s rooted in hate and fear. It’s appaling hubris that they aggressively declare wars against other cultures and seek to annihilate them.
I have heard of it yes, I didn’t actually think we were taking up arms. Just trying to inject a little humour into the situation.
I think we need to understand that the “One Million Moms” are using hatred as their business model. They can pick on us, because it is the only sort-of socially acceptable bigotry left, and encourage people to send them “donations.”
The best thing to do at this point is bloody ignore them. They have no power, they have no influence, they mean absolutely nothing to anyone that actually matters. And giving them publicity to continue is counter-intuitive at this stage.
Don’t report on them Don’t hang on their every word. Strangle the oxygen of publicity and see them fade away as the money stops flowing in.
Of course – they’re a hate group. The Southern Poverty Law Center is the most important U.S.-based watchdog for documenting and reporting the activities of hate groups, and the American Family Association (of which One Million Moms is a part) is on their list of designated hate groups. Organizations can get the list if they oppose other human beings for their immutable characteristics (such as ethnicity or sexual orientation).
Exactly, few people take hate-led fringe groups seriously. It’s just like Palin, stop giving them headlines and they’ll go away.
I’m sorry The Gap is being viewed as pro-gay and heroic, by some people’s standards. The company has been criticized for using overseas sweatshops. The Gap is no champion of human rights, and it doesn’t earn respect from enlightened people when it engages in this sort of public relations.
If Americans were to boycott companies that use overseas sweat shops, they would be walking around naked and and every shop in the country would have to close for want of stock to sell……
Ain’t that the truth… I’m surprised how many of my clothes say “Made in Vietnam” or “Made in Bangladesh”, under who knows what kinds of conditions.
There’s no reason for blind hatred of sweat shops. The ones that are run humanely give locals a chance to earn a LOT more money than they would for traditional jobs (such as farming) in areas with little to no tourism, usually in better conditions and for shorter hours. That’s why locals in these places are falling over themselves trying to get employed by them. Obviously there’s a significant number that treat employees poorly and brutally, which is why you should only use companies that run sweat shops that submit to (non-government) third party accreditation.
Besides, the two are mutually exclusive in this case. Are GAP just jumping on gay rights for PR? Probably, I don’t think they actually care about my rights as a homosexual but every little helps. This has nothing to do with their use of sweatshop labour though, you’re comparing apples to oranges.
But hey, who needs no think about stuff when you can just repeat what the TV says?
“Fer da Biabel tellz me so!!” (once more with feeling)
What an absolute heap of bullsh1t. Typical American trying to justify slavery. No one is comparing anything, but it remains that the US is the worlds biggest user of horrendous sweatshops in China and Viet Nam to name but two of many.The workers sleep in what is euphemistically called dorms and work up to 18 hours a day with one meal of sour rice and no breaks. Don’t come on here trying to foist your “oh we provide good jobs for these people” shyte on people who know better even if you don’t.
I’m British and I don’t condone slavery. In case you hadn’t noticed working at sweatshops (the ones that don’t breach human rights) is entirely voluntary. Take your appeal to emotion somewhere else, or at least have something to back up what you’re saying. At the moment all you’re providing is noise. There’s a reason there’s never a shortage ofworkers at sweatshops, it’s because the locals can’t wait to get in. Why? Because it’s a million times better than rural jobs in developing countries.
Oh get a life.
If they pulled out of foreign manufacturing, they would starve and your clothes would be a damn sight more expensive.
I seriously misread the last line as “GAP have yet to comments on these twats”.
I’d hardly call that a misreading. More of an intepretation of the text.
Let’s not forget that One Million Moms are actually 367 Moms. They’re bark is worse than their bite. They will be history’s losers.
Like their inventor, the erudite and brilliant scientist, Sarah Palin, they are already in histories dustbin with the lid firmly welded in place……..
Did ytou see the recent flap when Palins little whore daughter claimed she was getting hate mail – bet she sent it to herself, just for the publicity.
Woah there. Whatever Bristol Palin is, she’s no whore (unless media whore counts). All she did was have a baby out of wedlock. Quite a common occurrence in the modern world, and certainly not something that deserves to be equated with prostitution.
… not that it matters much in this context and I do agree with your main point but a small distinction, Prostitutes get paid for their service, whores do not.
Even if they weere a million strong they be les than 0.5% of the US population.
Yeah… can’t they be sued under trade description or something? It’s about time these bigots and their deliberate misleading propaganda was dealt with once and for all!!
PN, why do you insist on reporting every time ‘one million bigots’ throw their toys out of their pram? their opinion is worthless and irrelevant and they hold no power whatsoever.
Although publishing it adds some fuel to the media fire it is unlikely that a story on here (mainly visited by LGBT people) is going to do any harm. After all I doubt anyone who is LGBT would join them, least of all 999,633 of us, which is the number they need to be “one million”. Posting it on here is just informing people in the LGBT community of what is going on, it is not a recruitment drive.
So we can all point and laugh loudly…… It is comedy for the twenty first century, don’t ya know.
Because we should be informed about those who oppose our rights, the better to reveal them for the irrational hate-mongers they really are.
Another point: If ‘one million bigots’ actually did stop buying products from all of these companies they’d starve or freeze to death.
That was my first thought, but then I remembered Gap don’t sell straightjackets.
I imagine their children are getting rather easy to spot. They’re the naked ones who always look hungry.
I don’t buy from Gap, doesn’t bother me one bit.
Two men embracing each other with their heads side to side is ‘immoral’? Do these dimwits actually know what morality is?
According to them morality is bringing their children up to be racist, homophobic, bigoted and hostile. Morality to them is the exact opposite of what most decent people define it as. So in answer to your question, no. No they do not know what morality is. No they do not seem able to find out. Any finally they may be able to exaggerate their number, but they cannot exaggerate their influence over educated people which is next to nil.
To these people “morality” is bring your kids up in an atmosphere so stilted and bronze age that the kids are committing suicide by the dozen monthly.
Lets remember that Bobbys mother came to understand the horror she created for herself.
And has been a staunch supporter of gay rights, ran PFLAG chapters. Not sure if she is still around.
BTW no kidding – I actually was right near portland OR when he committed suicide, though I had no idea why he did so, I think it was 1982.
These bigots who spread their hate should be held as accessories before the fact for murder of several thousand gay kids driven to suicide in the USA every single year – in a repeating 9-11
at least culpable homicide. It is disgusting that they drive their kids to suicide and think of it as the Lords work. Surely if they had any morals at all they would question why they are serving a Lord that is happy for their children to die all around them.
Honestly, I love One Million Mom boycotts. They always backfire so spectacularly that it makes for great entertainment. My favorite to date is the Toys-R-Us/Archie comic one: they threatened to boycott Toys-R-Us for selling an Archie comic book that contained a same-sex wedding. This gave that comic so much attention that it sold out, its reprinting sold out, and the gay character became so popular that he got his own series.
I think it is very telling that One Million Moms haven’t twigged yet that they’re now being targeted by these companies…..sad really that they are so very dimwitted that they respond as expected and dare I say desired….. As with J C Penney and Urban Outfitters they will reap the rewards….. Ironic Really given that Yanks aren’t supposed to “get” irony ….
A bunch of trailer trash.
GAP – Gay and Proud :D
Pretty soon the Mom Million Mom haters will have no place to shop. What will they do when WalMart starts showing pro-GLBT ads????
One Million Moms is part of the American Family Association, a SPLC-designated hate group. Hate is what they do. Ignore them.
Hate groups should not be given the publicity which they seek. They are just a sad joke.
“To anyone who reads and believes the Bible, there is no room for compromise on the issue of homosexuality. To those who look to ‘natural law,’ homosexuality will always be un-natural and un-healthy for a myriad of obvious reasons. …”
Bigotry is a pretty bad thing for mental health and hypertension!
Hi Ken are you still wearing that delightful pink teeshirt with matching pink cap? So you, so refreshingly gay. Any chance you might be coming out of the closet? You know the bible is a load of nonsense and only the deeply ignorant try to use it as a backup for not thinking for themselves don’t you? Well anyway, Ken, kind of you to drop by and share your inane ramblings with us but don’t hurry back anytime soon. Bye now.
The bible is nothing but the collected campfire tales of a primitive people who could not explain why the sun rose. It has nothing of relevance to offer to anyone other than nomadic bronze age goat herders.
For you Ken, it explains why we’re superior to you:-
Wearing shoes and cutting your hair is unnatural too: what’s your point?
What a very sad, lonely life you must lead.
1. What do you mean by ‘unnatural’ ? Homosexuality occurs in many species ! How can it be unnatural if it occurs in nature ?
2. Why is it unhealthy ?
3. What are these obvious reasons ? You should be able to respond very quickly and clearly if they are.
4. What did Jesus actually say about homosexuality ?
50 thousand hateful whores do not equate to “One Million Mom’s”. I’m Gay and my Mother LOVES me unconditionally and she loves my partner just the same. To the stores supporting us A Heart Felt Thank you. To the rest of you, I feel Pity that you are so hateful, and that your lives are so empty and devoid of love.
Well done Michael, I love you too,
Well I for one hope GAP have the moral fibre and backbone not to back down in the face of insidious threats.
In fact, I love the advert so much I hope it grows and becomes a global campaign with TV and cinema ad’s too.
I think Gap will have thought through the issue of conservative protest.
What a lovely picture! Hope they do a girly one too! Said it before that we seem to get forgotten in stuff like this and we’re just as important as the guys!!!
As for the so called One Million Moms (so funny as they don’t have 1 million members) they should focus on much more important things than putting their noses into things that have nothing to do with them, such as MY personal life!
I wonder how many of the members are divorced and are maybe on their 2nd or 3rd marriage?
Or stuck in abusive relationships because their god doesn’t believe in them being able to leave.
Now that is not good for the neck of the shirt.
It’s downright irresponsible.
And the beauty of it is that they’ll need to go back to the GAP to buy another tshirt. Very savvy GAP!
Pity those moms when their 2.4 Million children realize what their parents are.
How can anyone keep using the justification that Jesus would be against gay marriage? I mean, hello! The most famous story was about him sharing his body with 12 other guys. ;)
In all seriousness, though, good for Gap :) I think I need to go buy some clothes soon!
Very true, he was also best friend with a prostitute so go figure!
And with 12 guys + Jesus = (other than one raucous orgy rockin’ downtown Jerusalem) a COVEN!!! Ooooooh, Jesus & posse were WITCHES!!!
what Jesus said was “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you cannot have eternal life within you.” (Jn. 6:53).
Jesus said: “This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate (physical bread), and died (physically), he who eats this (spiritual) bread shall live (spiritually) forever.” The words of Jesus are called the bread of heaven.
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.” John 6:51
“Whoever eats this bread will live forever” John 6:52
“The words I have spoken to you they are Spirit and they are life.” John 6:63
Jesus said and He is “the Word of God” (John 1:1,14).
So to eat Jesus means to consume, digest and internalise the Bible/Word of God.
The Bible often uses the idea of eating Gods words, “and I took the little book out of the Angels hand, AND ATE IT UP: and it was in my mouth sweet as honey, and as soon as I had eaten it.” (Jeremiah 15:16; Ezekiel 3:1; Psalm 19; Rev. 10:10). Learning great truths is like eating.
Typical. They need to get over themselves and realise that there is nothing wrong and nothing inherently unChristian with it.
Yes there is. It is anti-Christian. Read your BIBLE it is right there simple and plain. First of all God said be fruitiful and multiply. A man and a man can produce no offspring, and a woman and a woman can produce no offspring. You fell for the one of the biggest and oldest lies if it feels good do it no one is born Gay it is a choice. If not then what about people who have sex with animals, were they born with beastly attractions? No. they chose their sexual intentions just like a rapist, pedophile, or a homosexual. We chose how and who we want to have sex with. Sex is not just physical, it is mental, and emotional and spiritual. that is why people are jealous when someone cheats. They are mentally and emotionally involved from the sex act. Rapist do it for power and a sexual rush or addiction to sex. They have no self control over how to use their sexual organs.
I imagine the one million moms president now has to attend her meetings in a generic brand-less bin bag what with the ever increasing boycotts
Two people sharing the same shirt? Now THAT is against nature.
But not pragmatism. In that case, it is a good idea to make it a one-way street. I have always gone out with guys taller than me so that I can wear their jumpers but they can’t wear mine.
Amazing how women feel threatened by gay men. As if.
Clothing is a threat to the family unit. No only the people who wear it.
Good on progressive marketing.
Lets not bow down to submission, for anyone.
a few thousand sick bigots, most of whom should be stoned to death for having sex before marriage.
@katieMurphy – ex cath family….
……Advocating murder is hardly conducive to our cause, but then I seen your tag and that explained a lot. You should have left the violence, prejudice and bigotry behind when you became “ex cath” What is it your business whether people have sex before, after or during marriage…..?
Indeed. Katie, whatever’s happened to you try and move past it. The future will be brighter.
and eating shell fish, and wearing clothes of mixed fabric and ….
If there was any logic to religious extremists it would be a self-mitigating problem.
I’d rather live and let live, and that they did the same.
I suppose you’re talking about Levitical Law? Why don’t you try reading the Bible in it’s context. Don’t you know? We’re not justified by the works of Law but by faith in Christ Jesus who shed his blood for sins of the world. But you’d know that if you actually read the Bible. So why point out Levitical Law as if you are an expert?
The one million moms that’s actually only a few thousand?
367 apparently. Probably not all moms. Or even women.
Given these people are also the same type that get school children to sign petitions for them, I’m not in the least surprised.
You would hope that these mum’s would be too busy bringing up thier hideous off spring to care what a massive clothing retailer is doing!
Have they not not noticed too that no one really listens to them?
“… until they decide to remain neutral in the culture war. ”
Their definition of remaining “neutral” in the “culture war” is that enterprises should totally ignore the fact that gay people exist.
If they could, they would ban any mention of gay people’s existence in the media. They’re nothing but Christian fascists.
I wish one million moms would come out against my business, times are hard, i could use the boost
religion that promotes hatred and bigotry should be banned. If there is an almighty deity, that made us all they would be promoting love, tolerance and acceptance. Most hatred stems from mis-interpreted religious texts. Christians are meant to follow the teachings of Christ, found in the gospels. Hatred of gays can be found NO-WHERE in the gospels! In the old testament there is a mis-interpreted text in Sodom and Gomorrah about man not laying with man. This refers to mistreating guests and not raping them. It also says in the bible that rape victims have to marry their rapist! and also pay her father some compensation for damage/
loss of HIS PROPERTY! come on human race, drop the bigotry and hatred…….
….”about man not laying with man”.
The bigots and those that pick the bits that seem to suit their particular prejudices were careful to leave out the end of that sentence that said
“….in the womans bed” which totally changes the whole context….
What about people that promote hatred and bigotry. Because that is all that is it. PEOPLE. Read the BIBLE. Put yourself in it not out of it. for example. If you were My Dad and gave me everything and gave me responsibilities and a list of millions of things I could do to my wildest dreams but gave me 3 not to do and I ignored you and did them anyway to defy you because I feel that you are keeping me from something but you really tell me these things to protect me from getting hurt. over and over I break your heart how would feel? Angry right. Well that how God is. God is HOLY he tells us what is sin. The BIBLE says the wages of sin is death if you question the BIBLE and you CAN God wants us to Challenge his word. Do it and you will see God’s way is the right way. If you are unsure about the interpretation follow what is says is good and check the outcome. Follow what is bad and check the out come you decide.guaranty God’s way is best. Do the right thing you know Homosexuality is wrong
Who needs a costly PR agency with One Million Moms around?!? Gap, here I come . . .
International Rescue called,
There have been many reports worldwide of gay couple becoming trapped in items of clothing……
Its probably a OMM plot to trap us all in our closets.
One Million Bigots don’t make it right, they just make it about discrimination.
Shame on them for being so offensive to the people they claim to protect… the children. Then to them this isn’t about the children is it it’s about them and their negative bigoted views.
> Supporting GAP is not an option until they decide to remain neutral in the culture war
The war? That sounds a bit strong.
In any event, I thought that the American constitution in favour of unlimited, unregulated freedom of speech was supposed to protect this — that would be the same unregulated freedom of speech upon which such groups rely to avoid being prosecuted for hate speech.
The company that used (perhaps still uses) slave labour to manufacture its horrendous clothes.
Nice PR move Gap – however it’s still a disgusting company.
We all understand that these massive companies ‘supporting’ our rights purely for PR purposes.
If it becomes convenient to Gap, then they will reverse this PR fuelled support?
You are right to be cynical. At the same time we should be aware that giving them positive feedback (and your gay dollar) for doing the right thing by us will only encourage more PR that will help the cause of gay rights and reduce intolerance.
I hope that the campaign spreads into the family heartland of the shopping mall : the reality of gay couples seen in safe and neutral contexts can only serve to take the heat out of encountering it in person.
Does anyone know in which developing country Gap makes their sweatshop clothes these days?
No. dAVID said “developing.”
Darn, I thought they were,…. briefly….for
A variety. Unfortunately, if they were made in developed countries they’d be unaffordable.
Probably either China or Viet Nam
And by “remain neutral” they mean “take our side”…
The amount of people that have commented on this post nearly rivals the 367 members of ‘One Million Moms’- thinking they can stop GAP and this beautiful ad campaign by not buying clothes they probably didn’t buy in the first place is laughable. If they were actually one million strong I doubt they’d even make a difference.
I think GAP knew it would get lots of publicity from hate groups like OneMillionMoms – to the benefit of GAP of course. A great way of sticking the middle finger at the AFA and other nutty grouips like them. Well done GAP.
If everyone of those mums gave birth to a gay child I wonder how many of them would still support their twisted cause
All too many, I suspect. This depth of bigotry isn’t going to be won over by anything you or I would consider as rational. Their hateful attitudes are encouraged and supported by their peers in this type of organisation. These are people who most likely have a monthly award for the “crone exhibiting the most disgust or outrage” and cash prizes for “greatest number of fags spotted.”
I’m sure these “One Million Moms” funny….probably 25 GOP Mitt supporters…but shouldn’t they be breastfeeding somewhere in a closed closet of course..otherwise that would be immoral…
*yawn*… I’m all for a bit of trivia now and then, but I don’t think I’ve ever been so indifferent to a story on here.
“Astroturfing fake parents’ interests group that nobody cares about feigns outrage at trendy designer label advertisers for showing gay stuff. SHOCKER!!!”
gap brand was always popular with gay customers, so the advert is nothing more then PR stunt a la united colours of benetton, design purely to attract attention by purposely and cleverly courting public controversy (given the fact it is run in the land “devout” christianity)
Why, why, WHY do they HATE us so much?????
Why are one million mums so terrified of our existence?????
It’s the children of one million mums I feel for having such bigots teaching them, misleading them…. it’s abuse… plain and simple.
Do these bigots with “One Million Moms” mean the number of brain-cells they possess in total? Ignore them and buy at GAP, if you want to. I wouldn’t be surprised if these moms have kids wearing GAP apparel.
Am I a bad person because I thought it was conjoined twins at first?
No, I went there for a moment too. Then I went down the twin porno thought track, but then realized they were regular, run-of-the-mill, detached boyfriends. A bit disappointed, but got over it!
To any gay baby of a ‘One Million Mum’, as soon as you can walk…..RUN!
So, the 40,000 moms, rounding up to 1,000,000 are yammering again. YAWN. They’re spitting into the wind. The few people they influence are a pittance compared to the desirability of LGBT customers and our supporters.
OneMillionMoms if not enough: needed OneBillionMoms!
Is ‘Rich’ rich your Gaydar name as well?
Maybe we do.
More for us to take the piss out of.
“OneMillionMoms if not enough: needed OneBillionMoms!”
I see counting is not your forte either. Are you good at anything?
Ok, as a Mom of boys (none of whom are old enough to decide what their sexual preferences are) I fail to see what the big deal is. I’m pretty sure if my kids saw this ad, they’d think “brothers” not “lovers.” If your kids get that this is a gay couple, then they’re old enough to understand what that means. No kid is suddenly going to “turn gay” because they saw this ad. I think it’s kind of sweet, honestly.
Just a mom…
……(“none of whom are old enough to decide what their sexual preferences are)”
As a mother of boys you need to get it into your thick skull that they won’t be deciding their sexual preference, they will just be either Gay or hetero. and they have been that way since birth. I presume you didn’t “decide” what your sexual preference was when you reached puberty. If you did one presumes from that comment you had conflict and had to choose one of the other. Are you sure you chose the right one. No you just were Hetero, and you knew that right away, just as your boys will know whether or not they are gay or Hetero
you really are a rude twat you aren’t you…
did you actually stop to READ what Just a Mom actually wrote? or did you just bludgeon straight in as you do on pretty much every single subject other than politics?!
Go READ IT – I think you owe her an apology!
Paddy is some damaged freak who knee-jerks to every comment with anger.
its clearly just an unfortunate choice of words i think she meant that they are not old enough to be aware of their sexual orientation.
I wonder how many of those 1 million moms are closet lesbians. Also, how many claim to ‘love’ their children but shun them if they, their children’ come out as GLBT kids.
All they’re doing is making themselves look stupid… I say let them. It’s not gonna make the damned bit of difference in the grand scheme of things.
Let them throw their dummies out their prams, in the mean time the evolved members of society can get on with life.. and when One Million Moms folds we can all point and laugh.
Have they stopped to consider that there are arguably about 10% of their children who are gay?
…thats about 100,000…
(and thats not even taking into consideration how many of those ‘one million mums’ who might actually be closet cases themselves…
Actually, people like you are tying to force homosexuality on 98% of the population. If we don’t agree with your zeitgeist, you attempt to use reverse psychology in order to claim that we are gay(which is simply asinine) in an attempt to assasinate the character of people that disagree with you. Face the facts you chicken hawks, homosexuality is unnatural.
Great ad! Sad about the nutters who oppose it, Never underestimate a woman they can be ruthless and dangerous, but they might even shoot themselves in the foot if they take any action against GAP once their initial bravado wears off. Interesting to see what happens with this one. If it does come to a head, then it will give us a good insight into the tactics they ‘the nutters One Million Women’ use. Silly people.
Good, keep fighting against this crazy movement. It is a sex act that has become a life style. How in the world does the way you have sex dictate laws, advertisements for clothes, food, vacation cruises, candidates for office, and marriage. If it is normal to be gay then the gays themselves wouldn’t even here because you can’t produce a child from same sex intercourse. This is madness and we are all drinking the tainted koolade. Men and women are supposed to be together or we will become extinct. Men need women and women need women in every way. Opposites attract.
Gay people are born gay. Gay people are gay before even having sex. Some gay people don’t even have sex. Same with straight people. Striaghts know there straight before having sex, right? Straight people can not turn gay and vice versa. Being gay or straight is not about how you have sex. It’s about your sexual orientation.
Gay people are a minority. The human race is not at risk. There is nothing to fear.
I doubt you’ll even read this, but if you do, I hope it has educated you a little. Opposites don’t always attract.
one million moms = one million ‘moms’ whose love for their children is conditional on their sexual genetics.
What a brilliant poster. I’d like to thank OMM for bringing this to our attention. They should rename themselves as PR for Gay Media, because they are doing a fab job at publicising ads, comics and TV shows. But on a more serious note, I think we all know that that they are no more than a hate group that consist of nowhere near one million moms.