Am I missing something here?
The anti-LGBT group calling itself One Million Moms has launched a public campaign against Parents magazine for featuring a same-sex couple on the cover.
Their petition reads:
Parents is using its magazine as a platform to promote the pro-homosexual lifestyle. Even if families do not personally subscribe to the publication, they should be warned that it could be displayed in waiting rooms of dentist and doctor offices, where children could easily be subjected to the glorification of same-sex parents.
Many families subscribe to Parents and should be aware of the upcoming change of content in this magazine. In a recent tweet, Parents proudly proclaimed: “Fitness pro @ShaunT and his adorable family star on our February cover, our first-ever to feature same-sex parents.”
They are part of a larger nonprofit, the American Family Association (AFA), which is known for opposing homosexuality, fighting in court against gender-neutral bathrooms, and seeking to ban pornography.
They call their behavior “Christian activism.”
The group was most recently in the news defending Second Lady Karen Pence when she took a job at a private school which bans gay students and parents.
The thing is, I am not quite sure the million mom claim is accurate, unless most of them lack internet access.
After five days, their petition had garned only 9,484 signatures.
UPDATE 2/18/19 9:30 AM ET – A month into the effort, the petition has 11,225 signatires. They are on pace to hit 1,000,000 signatures…in July 2026.