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One Million Moms Continue their Censorial Crusade

Post submitted by Eric Cameron, HRC Digital Media Specialist

We haven’t talked about them for a while, but One Million Moms are still out there, and still 954,000 moms short of their stated goal.

You might remember OMM from their failed boycott of J.C. Penney and Ellen DeGeneres, or their failed boycott of Toys “R” Us and a gay-themed Archie comic.

For weeks now, the offshoot of the anti-gay Family Research Council has been targeting sponsors of ABC’s “Good Christian Belles.” Their complaints with the show are wide-ranging: from “making a mockery of marriage” to other blasphemies, such as “gossip” and a “sarcastic ‘God bless you.’”

Now the mothers-in-arms are directing their censorial eye at Urban Outfitters. The clothing company just ran an ad featuring two women kissing, and OMM is outraged.

“Before your child has a chance to read the newest Urban Outfitters catalog call to unsubscribe from their mailing list...and then throw it away. ...The content is offensive and inappropriate for a teen who is the company's target customer."

Urban Outfitters has not always been a friend to the LGBT community. The company’s founder and president, Richard Hayne, has contributed over $13,000 to Rick Santorum’s PAC, and they drew fire just last month for a greeting card many considered to be transphobic.

Still, whether it’s two men kissing in an Abercrombie ad or two women kissing for Urban Outfitters, the content is no more inappropriate than a heterosexual kiss and far less offensive than OMM’s anti-LGBT campaigning.

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