Parents Magazine is featuring a gay couple on the cover for the first time.
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Shaun T. Fitness, a fitness motivational speaker, his husband Scott Blokker, and their twins grace the cover of the February 2019 issue of Parents. This is the first time in the magazine’s 93 year history that a gay couple appears on the cover.
This issue of Parents also includes a feature story about the couple’s various attempts at having a child via surrogate.
Fitness pro @ShaunT and his adorable family star on our February cover, our first-ever to feature same-sex parents. ❤️❤️❤️
— Parents (@parentsmagazine) January 4, 2019
While this may be seen as a historic moment for same-sex parents, conservative Christians are outraged at the magazine.
One Million Moms was one conservative group quick to condemn the magazine. One Million Moms is an offshoot of American Family Association, a designated hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
‘Mothers and fathers are seeing more and more similar examples of children being indoctrinated to perceive same-sex couples as normal, especially in the media,’ a blog post on the One Million Moms website reads.
‘Likewise, the magazine’s website, Parents.com, and their other social media pages also push pro-homosexual content.’
‘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.’
One Million Moms even went as far as to start a petition against the magazine. Currently, over 8,000 people have signed.