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07/19/2013

Two moms parenting on TV (as in real life)? Not on Alison Howard's watch!

by Jeremy Hooper

The Disney channels series Good Luck Charlie is set to introduce an openly married couple that happens to be made up of two women. "THIS MUSTN'T Screen Shot 2013-07-19 At 8.10.30 AmSTAND!" vows the Concerned Women For America's far-too-young-to-be-so-mad-at-gays staffer, Alison Howard:

"They’re looking to gage public reaction," [Howard] comments. "[So] let's give them some feedback then. This is where parents need to step up and let their voice be heard.

“You need to not let this go by [because] this is the beginning of something big for Disney and other companies if they don't hear a reaction from people who disagree." [SOURCE:
ONN]

The beginning of "something big," Alison, or the beginning of something real? Because whether you like it or not (and we get it—you do not), same-sex couples exist. And we marry. And we parent. And we visit other people's houses. That's not some secret agenda—it just quite simply is.

And actually, you do not to just "let this go by." I know, Al, that your religious right employers have convinced you that "culture warring" is a thing worth sustaining and that LGBT people are a group worth protesting. Little hint: they're duping you, just like they've been duping America for the past few decades. In truth, we as a people don't need special interest groups that take it upon themselves to rise up in rage whenever human beings who are part of the fabric of America find their way into television characterization. We really don't. In fact, a growing majority of people would say that it's quite wrong to shake an angry fist at decent people (or their televised counterparts) who are simply going about their lives. Which is why I, if I were advising you, Alison, would dare you to be a truly radical conservative: one that eschews the LGBT-denigrating past and instead looks to build a more unified future.

Not to mention, if you consider Modern Family's runaway success with families across this nation, this "scream at the TV" campaign seems both tardy and ill-advised. It seems that "something big" is already out of the bag!

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