Ignorant Moms is in the news again. (Please don’t think that once you’re a mom that you are automatically inducted. You have to love God and hate everything else to become a member. I digress.) This time they’ve got a problem with Urban Outfitters. (UO is also great at making headlines. See ‘Navajo Nation Sues Urban Outfitters‘ for one example.) A few days ago, UO sent out their April 2012 catalog featuring their new line of clothing. (If you’re reading my blog, you’re probably too old and unhip to wear their stuff. Do people even say ‘hip’ anymore?) On the second page of the catalog is *gasp* an image of two very nice pairs of shoes…attached to two very liplocked girls.
To prevent straight females everywhere from seeing this horrid act and subsequently catching “the gayness“, OMM is boycotting UO and telling their members to burn the catalog (along with any other non-Christian holy books they’ve got). The members have been told to wash their eyes with soap and water in case they have seen the page (or in their terms, ‘filth’) in person. (Don’t worry, seeing the ‘filth’ on the fancy interwebthing isn’t the same thing and does NOT require cleansing of the eyes.) Confession stands have been open this week, 24 hours a day for all, including those that have even thought about the shameless Urban Outfitter image.
Apparently in our country, there are one million moms that are full of ignorance and hatred (powered by fear). If OMM keeps fighting every clothing company that they have a problem with, they’ll soon be walking around naked. And personally, I don’t want to see one million angry moms walking around in the buff burning things in effigy and castigating every living being (in the name of God).
The first thought that came to mind when I read the story was that OMM was probably backed by some
radical fearful alienating Christian organization. (They sounded so ignorant, it had to be related to blind religion. Blind religion is not to be confused with real religion, where we are supposed to love and support each other regardless of different beliefs.) So, I dug a little deeper and bingo. I found it. The American Family Association is the group that oversees OMM. They’re an organization that will “communicate an outspoken, resolute, Christian voice throughout America.” And their mission? It’s to “inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.”
I’ve got no problem with organized religion, just organized asininity. (Yes, it’s a word.) Couldn’t OMM spend more time worrying about teaching their own family values to themselves instead of pressing them on other people? They should stop worrying about saving the rest of us. We’re too busy trying to remove fear from our hearts and make the world a better place for EVERYBODY.
Anyhow, I asked One Million Dads (in my brain) how they felt about the UO image and here are the responses I got:
- 56% – “I should have ordered two copies!”
- 20% – “What does Urban mean?”
- 18% – “Are you sure those aren’t boys with wigs?”
- 5% – “Is it only women that can contract “the gayness” from seeing this picture, or can men get it too?”
- 1% – “We don’t hate girls kissing girls. We hate lesbians kissing lesbians.”
I’m thinking about starting a group called “I Really Don’t Think God Gives A Shit if Girls Kiss Girls As Long As They’re Not Killing Anyone”…anyone want to join?
- Conservative Moms Pissed About Lesbian Kiss In Urban Outfitters Catalog (styleite.com)
- Can Urban Outfitters Save Itself? Maybe. [Urban Outfitters] (jezebel.com)
- Urban Outfitters lesbian row: Parenting group slam advert showing two female models kissing (mirror.co.uk)
- One Million Moms Website (See who they’re fighting next!)
- American Family Association (See the people behind OMM.)