I have always been fascinated with percentages. The Williams Institute of the UCLA School of Law has recent research indicating “that almost nine million American adults  – close to 4% of the American adult population — identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender…. and that 11% of the population, more than 25 million Americans, acknowledge some same-gender sexual attraction.” Going with the “gays are mother nature’s answer to overpopulation” defense, I am blown away that “One Million Moms” (you know, the group that protested Ellen being a spokesperson for JC Penney) is protesting a JC Penney advertisement that features two lesbian moms and their children with the powerful logos appeal and headline: Freedom of Expression.

Pink News says, “The ad also unequivocally states beneath the picture: ‘Wendi, daughters Raven and Clover, and partner Maggie.’ As OMM itself notes, the women are wearing wedding bands in the picture.” Here are my two thoughts: 1. Out of one million moms, sheer mathematics guarantees that a percentage of their number is gay… 2. Did women’s liberation stop with straight people? Are American homosexuals to truly believe that they are not worthy of the same rights and freedoms as anyone else? BS! “Officer Barbrady, I call shenanigans!”

Photo: JC Penney

JCP’s official statement: “We want to be a store for all Americans. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re proud that our May book honors women from diverse backgrounds who all share the heartwarming experience of motherhood.”

I’m sorry…are our civil rights getting in the way of your small mindedness? Tough! Be strong, my darlings! The homophobes are kicking up dirt and making noise because that is all they have left. Every day, I hear another case of civil unions in one state and unconstituional bills being proposed in another. Do not kid yourself: we are in a social war for individuality and validity. How do we fight this war of culture? That’s easy…

Be Yourself. Know Yourself. Love Yourself! ~*

Read the full article: JC Penny releases pro-gay ad, under fire from One Million Moms


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This weblog is dedicated to anyone who has ever been bullied or victimized for being a free-thinking individual. The "It Better Get Better" space is a virtual environment originally created as a senior capstone research project by Matthew S. McQueen. The idea is to help the world get better by raising awareness and spreading love as an empowered media outlet and student of English, the Humanities, and Rhetoric.

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