Ellen Supporters Counter Conservative Moms’ JC Penney Campaign

They are showing their support for Ellen DeGeneres in wake of group's call her to be fired as JC Penney spokeswoman

Supporters are rallying to counter a conservative group's campaign urging JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres as a spokeswoman because she is openly gay.

They are showing their support for the popular talk show host, named spokeswoman for the department store chain last week, online and through social media.

Ellen DeGeneres is More Popular Than the American Family Association

Shortly after the American Family Association's One Million Moms group launched its campaign against DeGeneres, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination launched a "Stand Up for Ellen" website; within 17 hours, more than 10,000 people signed an online petition supporting DeGeneres and JC Penney's choice. An unscientific poll in the Los Angeles Times showed that 96 percent of readers support DeGeneres.

They also expressed their outrage on Twitter. A sample tweet on Thursday protesting the campaign reads: "Dear One Million Moms "a family values group", spend more time loving your families instead of perpetuating hate."

Also read: One Million Moms to JC Penney: Ellen's Gay — Fire Her

The AFA's "One Million Moms," a project made up of an undetermined number of mothers, is urging people to call JC Penney headquarters and demand that the Texas-based department store chain ditch DeGeneres because the Cover Girl model, former American Express spokeswoman, Peoples Choice Award winner and New York Times bestselling author is gay.

So far, it hasn't happened.

DeGeneres, incidentally, is a former JC Penney sales clerk.

While some people chuckle at the group's demand that DeGeneres (pictured above with wife Portia DeRossi) be fired because she is, as the "moms" put it, "an open homosexual," GLAAD points out that in 29 states, it is legal to fire people because they are gay.

"Since Ellen came out 15 years ago, the nation has evolved and support for LGBT people is at an all-time high,” GLAAD spokesman Herndon Graddick said Thursday. “Although it is still legal to fire someone for being gay in 29 states, Americans are fair-minded people who know that firing someone just for being gay is not what this country is about. J.C. Penney is standing with Ellen and so do we."

Between Jan. 16 and Jan. 22, DeGeneres' daytime talk show averaged 3.38 million viewers. And she has nearly 9 million Twitter followers and 6.5 million Facebook fans.

Perhaps more important: First Lady Michelle Obama appears on the comedian's daytime show today.

The American Family Association has not returned a call for comment. DeGeneres was unavailable.

  • Jezzer

    Because conservatives are such paragons of tolerance and compassion.

    • DrJKH

      We are. Despite what left wing fringe celebrities say. We're the ones who help the poor. We're the ones who donate to charity. We're the ones who build hospitals. We're the ones who fight for individual liberty. Liberals oppose all of that.

      As the saying goes: Conservatives hate what people do, liberals hate who people are.

      You guys are definitely proving that saying true.

      • lulz

         a quote from mitt romney, conservative. ahem: “i don't care about the very poor”
        so, youre just fucking stupid. also the only reason you could have to care that much about something other people are doing when it isnt hurting or even affecting you, is that you are secretly gay and afraid to come out. so youre jealous that they are having gay sex with each other and you are left out. i know because i am not gay, and have no reason to be bothered by it. so if you do hve a reason to, you probably need to take a very close and retrospective look at yourself.
        why dont you go suck and swallow an intelligent gay mans iq points and help yourself to a fucking science book because you sound like youre fucking retarded.

      • RVGrandpa

        Since you are so charitable and caring, my original opinion of you just being an asshole is confirmed. Now take those meds.

        • DrJKH

           Pointing out facts that others don't like doesn't make one an asshole. Calling people names and telling them to “take those meds” does.

          • lulz

             no, what makes you an asshole is your ignorance. it is the fact that you try to pass off opinion as fact, and your opinions are outdated and unpopular. youd probably be alot happier if you came out of the closet.

          • DrJKH

             Sorry you think facts are “outdated and unpopular.” Sorry you don't like facts and try to claim they're opinions. But all the name calling just makes YOU the asshole.

          • Grammasusie75

            Except in the case of DrJKH pointing out facts according to DrJKH.

      • Grammasusie75

        Yeh, prove it.  Bet you help the poor twice a year by giving a donation of $1.00 to go toward Thanksgiving or Christmas baskets.

        It is people like you who give humanity a bad name.

  • yellow

    Thanks, Dr. Perfect. Just answer question.

  • yellow

    Thanks, Dr. Perfect. Just answer the question.

  • RS

    If you disagree with her being a spokesperson, just don't shop at Penny's.  A bankrupt business won't need Ellen's services.

  • yellow

    Come on, pal. I'd like to hear why being gay is bad behavior. I love this “bad behavior” category. Tell me everything. I can't stand being so hopelessly ignorant any longer. Please share your wisdom, Dr. Santa. I want to stay off the naughty list. So, let's hear it, comment bully.

    • DrJKH

       Comment bully? Wow, irony!

      • yellow

        Yes. Good response. Hasn't hit you that I'm purposely provoking you? Don't you like playing ball with someone that has the same intentions of telling everyone how right you are? You don't come here to be provoked? Many of the things you write don't seem very giving or even nice. So. Yeah. For you. I bully. How about answering my question……

        • DrJKH

          Sorry you don't like facts, and that facts “don't seem very giving or nice.” They don't need YOU to like or approve of them. They're facts, regardless of your opinion of them.

          • yellow

            So, why come here and post these facts? Hm? To spread the word that it's a fact that being gay is wrong? To what end? What do we do with all these gay people? It's a fact that there are gay people. So. What. Next.

          • DrJKH

            I don't know if you noticed; I guess you don't read for comprehension. There's an entire article above the comments explaining the reason I'm here posting the facts.

          • yellow

            I get it. I get. You are smarter than me. Keep playing that card. It really works. Good job. You don't have to post anything. It's you that makes you post comments and not the article. So. Why do you care?

          • DrJKH

             If you get it, then why do you keep up the harassment?

          • yellow

            At this point, I'm just enjoying wasting your time.

          • DrJKH

            You're not wasting much of it. I think much quicker than you, and I type fast, too.

          • yellow

            Yes. There's that card again. You're winning.

          • DrJKH

             Smarmy liberals always have to have the last word…

          • yellow

            Come clean there, buddy. You want the last word just as much as the next guy. The proof is right there in your last post. Oh. Liberal? Nice try. Keep putting people into their little boxes. Smarmy. Sure. That's only because I'm enjoying being aggressively prodding.

          • DrJKH

            You're definitely a liberal. And such, definitely smarmy.

          • yellow

            Nope. You assume too much. Oh. I'm sorry. Did you want the last last word? How gay of me. (That's code for behaving badly.)

          • DrJKH

             How smarmy of you.

          • Ltyshuk

            Because you're an idiot?

  • BarbaraE

    GO JC Penney!!! You couldn't have picked a better spokesperson.  I have never seen Ellen be mean or disrespectful to a guest on her show .  I love the fact that she gets people, companies, store chains to help people.   It shouldn't matter whether she is gay, straight, green, black, orange or white.  It is what is in your heart and I think Ellen's must be huge.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LAQ2DG3EI5NUE6GXFKEFT265VQ Sebastian

    ONE million moms = KKK

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003153420849 Roslin Carter

    I suggest you look into the large literature on the evolution of homosexuality, which suggests possible adaptive value to homosexual relationships. Because like you say being a moron is a choice.

  • Budpcola

    Ellen does so much good for the whole United States.  She is a wonderful person who gives back.  She was brave to “come out” but she did what she felt she had to do.  It took a while for it to be accepted.  Look at all the happy people that are guest on her show.  They are not all gay!  They are above average decent people who love her and love her for what all she does.  I do not understand how any group of people could have any negative comment about her.  I know what the Bible says.  This is TODAY and this is a different time.  Things change.  People are admitting thier truths.  I am gay but do not announce it to everyone.  My son does though!  He is proud of me and lets them know before he brings them to our house.  If his friends have a problem with me he tells them to deal with HIM.  He loves me for who I am.  That is how things SHOULD be.  “Love one another no matter what “sexual feelings” they have towards their loved ones..

  • Jonathan

    Funny about the one million moms who support family values. Are they not even aware that statstically the estimate (although grossly under-estimated, are raising 100,000 gay children. this is assuming each of the one million moms have only one child and also assuming the  statistics are estimated correctly.  Since statstics back me up on this, that 10% of the entire human population is homosexual in orientation. Why dont we spend more time loving our children for what God made them to be and leave the how and why's to the one who has made them ….GOD!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZMNGE7WLNYLNP2IFPB7IN4MZ4U Dewdrop

    Have a thing against JC Penney? Don't shop there…plain and simple. I will be shopping there.

  • lulz

     youre pathetic and stupid. if thats what you base your argument on, take a look at the overpopulation on this planet. id rather have a gay couple be happy than have an ignorant backwoods simpleton like you procreating and fucking up a childs head by filling it with your shit-for-brains hate. the fact that you ignored the rest of the comment because it made you look stupid for your opinions just shows how childish and misguided you are. its like the classic metaphor of playing chess with a pigeon. no matter how much better the opponent is, you (the pigeon) are just going to knock over the pieces, shit on the board, and strut around victorious regardless of how stupid youve made yourself look.

  • Pooh99

    Where does all the bigotry come from?  I am a conserative female who lives in the south and I don't understand the judgemental mentality of these people. 

  • Hwy71boy

    idiot

    • DrJKH

       Thanks for identifying what you are to everyone. Now do try to learn a few things, won't you?

      • Grammasusie75

        Like what?  What you are stating as fact?  It is only your opinion, and opinions are like assholes.  Everyone has one.

  • RVGrandpa

    Hey Doc:
    Several years ago I saw a man by the name of “Matt” (I can't remember his last name) who had been thrown out of the USAF for being gay. He made a statement in reply to Larry King's question of “did you choose to be gay?” He said, and I paraphrase: Do you think I enjoy being ostracized, spat upon, and beaten up? If I could be straight I would, but I can't. So DR what to you is biologically incorrect behavior of choice is merely the human psyche playing out reality. Now take your meds and study Kinsey's report on human sexual behavior. You might also try growing up before you are turned loose on humanity.

    • DrJKH

       Ah, name calling. The sure sign of someone who doesn't have facts or logic to back them up.

      And what medical school did YOU go to? You didn't? Oh, ok. Well, YOU try growing up.

      You seem to regard choice as in “I think I'll have a cup of coffee.” That is your strawman argument against homosexuality being a choice.

      In reality, many choices are much, much deeper than that, but choices nonetheless. The attraction for homosexuals is a learned behavior. Engaging in the behavior, despite it being wrong, is a choice. Not getting help is a choice.

      Now, go read a book that wasn't written in a liberal bias. And try to sound like an adult instead of a name calling child.

      • lulz

        drjkh went to med school in a gay bar bathroom gloryhole

        • DrJKH

           Yeah, that's really intelligent. I think you're winning. Keep it up. Does your mommy know you're on the internet this late?

          • lulz

             i think so. she was in the bedroom with me, talking about how she wishes you would come out of the closet already

          • lulz

            im sure shes also one of the other poeple who has made you look like a moron so far. but i gotta say though, even though everyone here is doing it, you are doing it the best. i dont think any of us can showcase that fact that your a stupid, lowlife, ignorant asshole better than you do each time you leave a comment. i say they should give you a whole blog on here, and you can argue with people on the internet all the time. no med school student i know has time to spend hours each day on the internet arguing about ellen being gay. at least – no STRAIGHT med school student.

          • DrJKH

            You don't know any medical students, moron. Yep, you guys sure are the party of love and tolerance. Whenever presented with a fact you don't like that contradicts your ideology, you think you can change that fact by personally attacking the person pointing out the fact and shouting them down with sock puppets. It's amazing that you don't realize that it's YOU that looks like a moron and an asshole here. Keep up the love and tolerance, bigot!

      • Ladycy35

        You truly are not a doctor and if you are not a very good one or one I would ever go to, No real credible doctor has this much time to spend on the internet judging people's sexual behavior and does not have the common sense to realize the homosexuality is not a learned behavior but most are born that way.  There is no proof that when a gay person states that they have had these feelings before puberty that they aren't telling the truth,  Maybe some of you conservatives collegues fall in the category of learned behavior, learned by hanging in the bathrooms at the train, airports, bus station or wherever he was.

        • DrJKH

          And what medical school did YOU go to? Did you even go to college? Common sense? That's not how science works. Science doesn't work by what people “know.” There has been NO evidence that people are born gay, despite liberal scientists trying desperately to do so.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/ELE4JRD5Y54B6APP4ANBRBNH6A Marlana

            Science has NOT been able to prove that homosexuality is a choice, despite conservative scientists trying desperately to do so. YOU are of course spouting your opinion as fact when it is not.

          • DrJKH

             Yeah, keep your sock puppets after me. Whatever. Science has demonstrated over and over that it is a learned behavior and it is a choice. I'd explain it to you, but you don't have enough education to grasp it.

          • Amy

            Homosexual behavior, not homosexual orientation is the issue here, and homosexual behavior certainly IS a choice!

          • Ladycy35

            They same one you did called I am not a real doctor University. The only school you have attended is the school of ignorance and the more you talk the more you prove my point! Oh by the way I did go to college, but it does not take a college degree to figure out that you are just ignorant and have no true idea what is fact or fiction.( Not name calling just a fact.) GET A REAL DEGREE!

      • Ltyshuk

        Any one can call themselves a Dr. on here. I highly doubt you are one, and even if you are it doesn't make any difference. Not all Drs. are good or even that knowledgeable. You are a perfect example. If you are a Dr., you should be stripped of your license. You are a danger to your patients! Again, ignorant and arrogant the worst combo!

      • Grammasusie75

        And what hick medical school do you attend?  Your idea of homosexuality as being one of choice is as crazy as your choice of being heterosexual.

        You better go back to being a financial planner– but then you would give out bad advice there too.

  • Redebible1942

    Leave Ellen alone. She too is one of God's children. Let God be the judge. We already have too much hate for one another.

  • md

    Scientifically speaking? Biological diversity and evolutionary change are scientific principles what is your “science” based on?

  • md

    Hopefully you're not reproducing.

    • Ltyshuk

      Oh, but these are the ones who do to excess! Too stupid to use birth control!

  • md

    Humm… Former Financial Planner… were you part of the greed equation?

    • DrJKH

       No, I'm not part of the OWS crowd/greed equation.

  • md

    Greed is not a statistical varient, it is a choice… and a sin if you happen to be one of those [hypocritical] “christians.”

    • DrJKH

      You can't even spell variant when I already spelled it correctly for you. I know it's a big word, and you can't quite grasp the definition (which you had to look up), but really, the red squiggly line underneath it should have been a hint.

  • Ladycy35

    Facts according to who. I am amazed at how these so called conservative women are so concerned about what others are doing. Half of your husbands are having affairs with other women and some men, yet you guys are always worried about someone else's business. Mind your damn business and this world would be a better place. Unless Ellen jumps in your bed uninvited then it is none of your business what she does.  You guys kill me pretending that you have such strong morals and faith in God but are the most judgemental people on the planet.  Jesus is the ultimate judge not OMM so mind your business!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DrJKH

      That's what's wrong with you liberals. You're too authoritarian. You think facts are “according to” people. They are according ONLY to evidence. The evidence shows that homosexuality is a learned behavior, despite what those with a liberal ideology want to think.

      • Grammasusie75

        What evidence?  The evidence YOU claim?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA72W3TBMTIOA4P7DWMPYN7HRQ Nichael

    As a gay guy .It makes me laugh that people believe peopl choose to be gay. Their is no way on earth my straight male friends would sleep with a man or even kiss a man. So its no choice they just dont want to or feel they want to.
    I find men attractive and women not. No choice. Just BORN THIS WAY

  • Cake_or_death

    What are these “facts” you speak of? Facts don't have judgmental words in them, like “bad.” Even murder cannot be stated to be “bad” as a fact. Murder is murder and it is considered bad or good in a person's opinion. Granted it is almost universally thought to be bad (thankfully), it is still an opinion nonetheless.
    So my point is that homosexual behavior is just that, behavior. It is not good or bad except in one's personal opinion. I personally think there is nothing wrong with it and you are entitled to your own view as well. Just don't say it is a “fact” that homosexual behavior is bad.

  • Gouthierirmareyes

    There is nothing wrong witth Ms. Ellen DeGeners  she is not ill/she is healthy; pays taxes just like anybody else> She does not stand on any welfare lines for food,housing or medical care.  She helps more organzations and people that their luck ran short. See what  HELP your organzation can do ,Maybe Ellen DeGeners will let you show it on her great SHOW !!

  • Pasturesofheaven

    Even God waits until you die to judge.   Who ARE you people?  And when did you become God Plus!?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RPV6J6OO24QQRYJ5HPQ4HTMBPY Kathy

    God makes people gay, it is NOT a choice. Hater.

  • Gsetley1

    The right really needs to lighten up .They should try making this a better world instead of tearing down every thing they see  & hear .They have no moral code so everything to them is wrong live & let live too much negativity

  • Gsetley1

    Another doctor of ignorance & registered tea-partier .The thing about people like you is the total lack of common humanity that is exhibited .

  • Beckd

    It's not a choice, do your research! You might as well say that Bi-Polar is a choice too!

  • bluebonnets1937

    In the Bible we are taught the things that God tells us to avoid in our lives and the things we are to demonstrate in our lives as we live day to day; the things He considers abominations, the things that bring blessings and the things that bring curses. We are told that we are to understand that God is a faithful God, who keeps covenant, steadfast love and mercy with those who love Him and keep His commandments. We are told that He has set before us the things of life and the things of death and He says ‘Choose life that you may live and it may go well with you. We were taught of His love and mercy when Jesus was here by His demonstration of it. Did Jesus stone the adulteress? Did He not say “Let him who is without sin throw the first stone? Some say they want no part of a God that would send people to hell. GOD sends no one to hell, rather EACH INDIVIDUAL on this earth chooses heaven or hell for himself or herself by the choices they have made according to what God has set before us to choose or not choose in this life! He created each and everyone of us in His image; we were created with free will to choose to be or do anything, good or bad. He must weep at our bigotry and hatred of one another! If you disapprove of the lifestyle of the Gay and Lesbian community, it is not my lifestyle, then love them and pray for them to receive the truth and understanding they need. But do not think to win them over with your hatred and bigotry. Jesus states plainly in Mark 11:25 & 26 : “and whenever you stand praying, if you have ANYTHING AGAINST ANYONE, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go) in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop. But if you do NOT forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings(Amp. Bible) Really think about this verse folks, If God can forgive the most heinous crime imaginable, who, then, are we to choose the path of unforgiveness. If, as a Christian, we choose to live in unforgiveness and God does not forgive our sins because of our unforgiveness where does that leave us on judgment day? Unforgiven sin does not equate with heaven as home. Those you villify by word and deed, have had curses spoken over them by you; should they fail to come to Christ and Truth due to your words and actions their blood will be on your hands at the day of judgment.

  • Ltyshuk

    It's not a choice you ignorant, arrogant fool! Funny hoe ignorant and arrogant almost always goes hand and hand!

  • Grammasusie75

    So that is all that humans are good for?  You are the pathetic ignorant and sad person you claim others to be.  So I guess I'm not human– I did not reproduce, tho I had fun trying.

    Talking about noise and nastiness, you must be speaking of yourself.

  • Grammasusie75

    Quit showing off YOUR hatefullness, mean spiritedness,and nasty personal attecks.

  • Shauna

    Seriously? Why can't Ellen live her life her way and not be ridiculed? Keep her on as spokesperson