The anti-gay group OneMillionMoms.com has revived its fight against Ellen DeGeneres and JC Penney now that the popular television talk show host is appearing in holiday commercials for the retail chain.
‘JCP has made their choice to offend a huge majority of their customers again,’ the group states on its website. ‘Christians must now vote with their wallets. We have contacted JC Penney’s several times in the past with our concerns, and they will not listen. They have decided to ignore our complaints so we will avoid them at all costs.’
DeGeneres appears in the commercial with three elves and makes a series of inadvertent small jokes.
The group had tried to get DeGeneres fired earlier this year from her job as spokeswoman because she is a lesbian. Their campaign resulted in a surge of public support for DeGeneres from the public and One Million Moms temporarily dropped their efforts.
The subgroup of the American Family Association has also protested gay characters in comic books, rainbow Oreos, and various retail chains for gay-themed advertising. They also asked NBC to drop its plans to air the sitcom The New Normal about a blended family created by a gay couple and the surrogate mother having their baby.