Thursday, June 28, 2012

Stepping Onto My Rainbow Colored Soapbox


*Wade's World Disclaimer* If you are a Democrat or a Liberal, you might want to just move on and not read this post. You will not like it. Consider yourself warned. Comment moderation will be turned on for this post, and any comments that I deem rude or argumentative will be deleted without hesitation or apologies. I'm not like Fox News. I never claimed to be fair and balanced.*

Now stepping onto my soapbox.

I’m completely over the gay agenda.

I’m sick of being forced to “accept” alternative lifestyles.

I’m tired of politicians and celebrities cramming gay culture down America’s throat.

I’m done with companies that advertise by promoting homosexuality.

I  have PRIDE in being part of a traditional family. I will unashamedly say that I’m a Christian, and I believe that God designed marriage to be the union of a man and a woman, and nothing that anyone, including our fearless leader Obama, says will change that.  This is not an argument about gay lifestyle. What people choose to do in their personal life is their business, and I’m not in a place to judge that, but I definitely have a Biblical world view and I don’t agree with the decisions they are making. However, it seems like it has become the trendy and politically correct thing to do to “support” gay lifestyle. If a company wants to promote an issue, why can’t it be something worthwhile, like helping kids with disabilities, or promoting American pride and exceptionalism. Instead they pick an issue that does nothing but erode traditional family values just because it is a hot button issue right now.

Here are my thoughts:

Not that I was going to support him anyway, but Obama’s recent endorsement of gay marriage was nothing more than a desperate political ploy for votes by a floundering President, and it probably won’t help him much. Nor will it change anything because last time I checked, gay marriage is still a states rights issue (for now), and every single state that has had it come up for a statewide vote has voted it down. That alone should tell politicians that the American people do not support this issue, and kowtowing to a small group of citizens is a huge mistake.

Y’all, I’m heartbroken to say this, because I love JC Penney, but they have forever lost my business by their recent ads for Mothers Day and Fathers Day that highlighted gay couples with their children, as well as naming Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson. Why must businesses bring sexual orientation into advertising? Do they really think that the LGBT community are huge JC Penney shoppers, or is that the target market they are now shooting for, instead of average Joe families? How about JC Penney stick with their heritage of promote clothing, shoes, accessories and household goods at affordable prices and leave sexual orientation out of the advertising.

Mr. JC Penney himself was a devout Christian, and he would be rolling over in his grave if he knew how his successors were running his company, and I hope their business suffers as a result of their new advertising campaign.

And as if JC Penney’s stuff wasn’t hard enough for me to take, my Mom sent me an email the other day that said that my favorite cookie, Oreo, (produced by Kraft) has now jumped on the gay bandwagon by promoting their new “Pride” cookie. They aren’t actually selling the cookies, but just using it in advertising, which is bad enough.


It’s a sad day for me, but I think I’ve enjoyed my last Oreo, and I will also avoid Kraft products. I just don’t see the point of centering all advertising towards one “market” and completely alienating everyone else by using an issue that is so clearly divisive. Why not release a red, white and blue Oreo in time for July 4th and promote American pride to bring people together? Why did they have to go with the rainbow pride? If the LGBT community is their new niche, I wish them luck as they circle the drain.

It’s definitely not my intention to stir up a debate about gay people. This isn't about gay people. Like I said before, I don't agree with that lifestyle, but I don't make a scene about it either. I just don't want it shoved in my face every time I turn on the TV or pick up a catalog or magazine. I just don’t understand why a company that sells clothing and household goods and another company that sells cookies need to bring sexual orientation into advertising. Both were good companies and don’t need to resort to such low standards in order to promote business. Because of their decisions, they have lost my support, and I doubt if I’m alone in that. I can’t, with a good conscience, give my money to a company that is blatantly supporting something that I so strongly disagree with.

If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything….

4 random thoughts:

Kellyn said...

YIPPEEE!! Can you forward this to the legislators as well? I think some need to hear this, and might want to add JCP and Kraft to the list as well! i agree that advertising based on such a divisive issue is not smart...and with everything else you said.

Kay said...

Amen and amen! Agree with every word you said! I about died when I saw JCP's recent ads too. Because that's my favorite store..but if it makes you feel any better, they aren't doing so well right now, so their tune may change soon.

Soyna Moore said...

Amen sister!!! I'm on your soapbox too!! I pray that this is a mighty big box. I hated to tell you the news about Oreo. I was SHOCKED!!! No more fat calories from them!! My heart is broken for the direction our great is going.

Jessica said...

Agree!! I was so disappointed to learn that Carrie Underwood is in support of gay marriage. Read this article:

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20603182,00.html

She's got it so twisted and I hate that.

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