In an official statement on its website, OMM slams JCPenney for pretending to be "neutral in the culture war." The statement goes on to argue that the store’s May catalog reveals that it has clearly taken sides.
“On pages ten and eleven, under the title ‘Freedom of Expression,’ you'll find ‘Wendi and her partner Maggie and daughters’ and again ‘Wendi, daughters Raven and Clover, and partner Maggie’ in text,” the statement said.
“In the picture both women are wearing wedding bands,” the statement adds.
Perhaps because the group’s previous boycott against JCPenney didn’t go over so well, the statement finishes with stronger call to action:
Last time OMM contacted JC Penney store managers, we were brushed off. Some even experienced in person the store manager saying "Thank you" and walking off while their customer and our concerned members were in mid-sentence. OMM has been told that JCP corporate office told store managers to say "Thank you" and then walk away. If they want our business, then we will not be ignored!
Since the corporate office doesn't consider your call important, please call, or visit, your local store manager. Local managers are more likely to listen to your concerns and pass them along to the corporate office.
Please be kind when you ask them to tell corporate that they should remain neutral in the cultural war. What was the purpose in stating on page eleven that Wendi and Maggie are partners?
It's worth noting that many of those who have come out in support of JCPenney for being so “forward thinking” and open to all points of view have also condemned One Million Mothers for having a “hateful,” “stupid,” and “homophobic” point of view.
(H/T: Daily Mail)