While not a topic I normally write about, I felt that this story needed to be shared. Jenny Block of the Huffington Post did a great job of summing up the main issues in a few short paragraphs.
Ultimately, what’s missing here is thought. OMM is not thinking about the effect of their hatefulness on their children or the world. They are not thinking about how little sense it makes to use a loving God as an excuse for hating people. When they waste their time on issues like this, they are not thinking about the fact that there are starving children to feed and homeless families to house and impoverished countries to provide clean water for. I just wish they’d use their powers for good instead of evil.
This is about ignorance. It’s about ignorance about the LGBTQ community. It’s about ignorance about God’s love for everyone. It’s even about ignorance of simple commerce. “If they want our business, then we will not be ignored!” OMM argues. What OMM is too ignorant to see is that JCPenney wants everyone’s business; that’s why they advertise to everyone. But being a responsible corporate citizen means not giving in to bigots and not giving up on their commitment to equality. In the end, it has to be people over profit.