A certain group of moms (who certainly will not be linked up here) whose goal is to promote more traditional values in media to influence our children have taken a stand against, among other horrible things, Ellen Degeneres and JC Penney. Personally I do not stand with the One Million Moms. I stand with the millions of other moms who, just like Ellen, stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way that you want to be treated and helping those in need. Those are some pretty great traditional values that I have worked hard on instilling in my own children’s hearts…and my grandchildren’s too.
Fox News contributor and One Million Moms supporter Sandy Rios explains, “It isn’t about Ellen DeGeneres, but it’s about mainstreaming something that is not acceptable to Christian and traditional family people.” But the way I see it is that the traditional values Ellen stated that she stands for sound remarkably like something I have read before…now what was it? Oh wait! I remember:
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
Matthew 7:12 NIV
Do to others as you would have them do to you.
Luke 6:31 NIV
And I can’t forget this one:
Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:18 NIV
That’s right. Those traditional values that Ellen stands for are found right there in God’s Word. But I guess those values aren’t what traditional, Christian families like the One Million Moms consider to be acceptable.
I bet they don’t believe in dance either.
But if you do take a stand at what is basically bullying by the One Million Moms. Join the JC Penney Shop-In this Sunday, February 12, 2012.
We believe that love and acceptance are family values, not hate and bigotry, and so we’re very proud of JCPenney for standing up to One Million Moms and retaining Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson. And we’re going to put our money where our mouths are by organizing a “Shop-In” on Sunday, February 12.
Here’s the deal: 1) Go to JCP on Sunday. 2) Shop. 3) Post a photo of yourself on Twitter/Facebook/Your blog/Whatever shopping at JCP, and add the hashtag #jcpshopin.
If you can’t get there in person, do it online. Take a photo with JCP on your browser and a big grin on your face.
That’s all there is to it!
Well done, JCPenney!