Seemingly undeterred that their heated protest of JCPenney has done little to further their cause, conservative group One Million Moms has its sights now set on Toys ‘R’ Us.
As Right Wing Watch and Towleroad are reporting, One Million Moms has threatened Toys ‘R’ Us with a boycott because the toy chain is carrying the controversial Archie comics issue featuring the wedding of Kevin Keller, an openly gay character.
These comic books are sold at the front checkout counters so they are highly visible to employees, managers, customers and children. Unfortunately, children are now being exposed to same-sex marriage in a toy store. This is the last place a parent would expect to be confronted with questions from their children on topics that are too complicated for them to understand. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, which is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.The trip to the toy store turns into a premature discussion on sexual orientation and is completely uncalled for. Toys ‘R’ Us should be more responsible in the products they carry.
No word from the toy retailers just yet.
Of course, the planned protest comes on the heels of One Million Mom’s much-publicized threat to JCPenney after that retailer appointed Ellen DeGeneres as its spokeswoman.
One Million Moms threatened to boycott JCPenney after the Texas-based retail chain appointed the openly gay DeGeneres as their spokesperson.
“By jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon, JCPenney is attempting to gain a new target market and in the process will lose customers with traditional values that have been faithful to them over all these years,” the group wrote on its website.
Meanwhile, DeGeneres took to her show in defense. “Here are the values I stand for: I stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you’d want to be treated and helping those in need,” she said.