Who Are These One Million Moms?

I know it’s a banner day when I find myself on the same side as Bill O’Reilly.

Have you heard of One Million Moms? They hate gay people, apparently.

Now, as I sit here and have a discussion with my daughter about how her eyes are brown and mine are blue because we’re different people, nowhere does my mind think, ‘hey, I’m a mom, I must hate gay people.’

But what it does think is that ‘we’re different people’ really extends to all arguments and generalizations throughout all of life. Your motto does not concern me. Your hatred has nothing to do with me. So why are you trying to include me? I am not one of the million (more like 41,000 according to Facebook.)

Contrary to popular belief, you do not become an asshole as a result of birthing another person. You’ve probably already got that part of your personality down before you start the whole parenting bit.

By saying this:

“Mom, are you fed up with the filth many segments of our society, especially the entertainment media, are throwing at our children? Are you tired of all the negative influences our children are forced to contend with? If so, we urge you to become a member…” 

Are you trying to appeal to my urge to protect my children? Because if I were tired of all the ‘negative influences’ the entertainment media is throwing at my children, I wouldn’t join a group. I’d shut my television set off.

But let’s get to the meat of the problem. Currently, One Million Moms is launching an attack against JC Penney and Ellen DeGeneres. They don’t like that Penney’s has chosen a gay talk show host to represent them.

The horror!