As the cultural tide turns steadily toward equality for LGBT Americans, more and more companies are showing themselves to be gay friendly in their advertisements. Bryan Fischer is just sure this is going to cause a huge backlash against them…annnnnny minute now.
Groups such as One Million Moms, however, have reacted negatively to LGBT-inclusive ads. The activist organization recently pushed supporters to protest against Hotwire and Nabisco’s Honey Maid and Teddy Grahams because of commercials that it said is an “attempt to normalize sin.”
The American people “will put up with a lot of garbage before they react,” said Bryan Fischer, spokesman for the nonprofit American Family Association, which maintains OneMillionMoms.com. But advertisers are tempting people’s patience and generosity, he said.“I think eventually this LGBT advertising push is gonna trigger a blowback from ordinary Americans,” Fischer said. “I think that ordinary Americans are getting fed up with having the homosexual agenda shoved down their throats when they’re watching TV with their families. … What American families are gonna begin to react to is that they are recognizing that this is no longer about advertising a product. This is about propaganda for a sexually deviant lifestyle.”
Yeah, those “one million moms” — more like a few thousand moms — sure did real damage to those companies they’ve targeted for boycott, haven’t they? One of the forms of hubris found most commonly on the Christian right is their absolute confidence that they’re in the majority, no matter how much evidence there is to the contrary. Sorry Bryan, but the overwhelming majority of Americans now support equality for gay people. You lost. And we’re laughing at you.