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08/22/2008

Yea, why should we be gays be worthy of cards? What are we, humans?

by Jeremy Hooper

Calling the move "cravenly," the Concerned Women For America have issued a tongue lashing against the Hallmark company for announcing a line of same-sex commitment cards. Here are two of their quips:

Picture 6-147CWA President Wendy Wright: "Hallmark is jeopardizing its brand as a family-friendly company. Customers used to be able to trust Hallmark to produce quality products that were safe for all ages. Now parents will need to steer their kids from Hallmark's section of the greeting card aisle and away from its previously heartwarming movies for fear that they too will push homosexual messages."

Picture 7-127Janice Crouse, Director and Senior Fellow of CWA's Beverly LaHaye Institute: "By latching onto the latest fad generated by the homosexual special interest groups, Hallmark is negating its image as a wholesome company that promotes American values and pro-family principles in its products. American businesses have a corporate responsibility to the public that buys their products. Instead of bolstering campaigns by special interest groups like the homosexual activists, corporations like Hallmark should be protecting American culture from those forces that would destroy the family and create a public environment that is detrimental to general well-being, especially children's well-being."

Latest fad? Products that are unsafe for kids? Geez, CWA, what do you think our unions are, anthrax-laced Bratz dolls?

But if you think this is bad, just wait until CWA's next press release. Expected topic? Decrying Hallmark for encouraging kids to lick envelopes before they're married.

Sending the 'Very Best'?
[CWA release via Christian Newswire]

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Your thoughts

Hey, Jeremy,

Do these two broads (yes, I know it's politically incorrect but look what they call us) even know what bigoted discriminating bast*rds they really are? Do they think that is a Christian outlook? Yes, shamefully, they do think they are on the side of righteousness! Movies from the 30's and 40's used to feature this type of woman as exaggerated "monsters". Their characters never came to anything good in the end.

Posted by: tom | Aug 22, 2008 10:36:44 AM

"Now parents will need to steer their kids from Hallmark's section of the greeting card aisle."

If they never complained before about having to steer their children's eyes away from the half-nude men and women on some of Hallmark's sexy/joke cards, then nobody should take them serious now.

"wholesome company that promotes American values and pro-family principles in its products"

See above statement.

Janice and her fellow concerned cows need to go graze in Iran, or a country more suitable for their "values".

Posted by: Scott | Aug 22, 2008 12:20:24 PM

"American businesses have a corporate responsibility to the public that buys their products."

So gays don't buy cards? Or any of the other crap Hallmark sells?

"...corporations like Hallmark should be protecting American culture from those forces that would destroy the family and create a public environment that is detrimental to general well-being, especially children's well-being."

Hmm, kindof like CWA's inflammatory rhetoric? Frankly I think *they* create an environment that is detrimental to general well-being, **especially** children's well-being. I hate it when anti-gay groups always play the "what about the children" card. My kids have heterosexual parents who actively teach that gays and lesbians are no different. We own a few gay friendly children's books and repeatedly emphasize they can love anyone they want, boy or girl. I fail to see how teaching them about equality and love for all of humankind is detrimental to their well being. Nor do I understand how telling them I will love them no matter what, even if *gasp* they happen to love someone of the same gender, is harmful. Seems to me the opposite is what's harmfull. And oh look at that, that's what they do! Fuck off CWA and stop telling me how to raise my kids.

Posted by: Fran | Aug 22, 2008 12:39:24 PM

The more I read from these people the more i'm certain of a few things:

a) They all need hobbies.
b) They act nothing like Christ.
c) There are better uses of their time, feeding the poor, for example.
d) They are completely out of touch with reality.

They seem to think we live in 1980 still. Every new bit of progress and advancement seems to take them by complete surprise. They should all be passed out from gasping so often! I swear, especially when it concerns CA, they seem to be at odds with the very notion that gay rights have actually had any traction whatsoever.
It's 2008, two states allow legal gay marriage, At least one more recognizes foreign and domestic gay marriages, even though it will not let gays get married. Canada and at least half a dozen other countries have full marriage for gays, and another couple have partnership rights of some kind. There is a gay character in just about every tv show and movie. Consensual sodomy is legal. Two lesbians have had highly-rated, daytime talk shows, one of which is STILL on the air. It's not like they want this to change, it's more like they refuse to admit that all of this has actually happened. It's like they have awful short term memory to the point where each new step toward equality surprises them, then they completely forget it happened so that the next one is more shocking than the last. Do they even live on this planet?

Posted by: Jason D | Aug 22, 2008 4:13:55 PM

"Do they even live on this planet?"

They believe the gay community will be completely destroyed by 1995, they come from miles around to worship bum piss on a turnpike which resembles Jesus or Mary, and they believe Matt Sanchez is straight.

Of course they don't live on this planet LOL

Posted by: Scott | Aug 22, 2008 8:51:48 PM

This is where they are coming from...

They are Christians. The exact translation of the Bible in Hebrew explains adamantly that homosexuality is wrong. Point blank. No questions asked.

Muslims have the same rule.

There isn't any hate in their message. The Christ-like example is to "love the sinner, but hate the sin" and to not accept it. To the woman of CWA, the gay and lesbian lifestyle is morally wrong. To let their children grow up, accepting that lifestyle, is to tell them that they have no moral standards to uphold and that if they can disobey the "rules" of the Bible in one way, then they can do so in another.

Also, they are fervently trying to defend the American principles which started this nation. Each of the founding fathers were Christians themselves and built the nation off of moral standards based upon the Bible. Read the personal correspondence from their lives and you'll see that building this nation to be a Christian nation was the foremost part of their purpose.

The greatest thing about this nation is that everyone can have religious freedom. This is a nation with freedom of religion... not freedom FROM religion.

You can't force anything on anybody.

Posted by: Megan | Aug 25, 2008 10:23:11 PM

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