On March 10th, Honey Maid released their "This Is Wholesome" ad campaign (see above) which featured a gay couple with a newborn and an interracial family, because whether you want to accept it or not, the reality of what a family is has changed. And since we live in America, people typed in all caps on the Internet because the portayal of family goes against what the archaic book that was written 1,400 years ago told them. The bored, uptight shrills who probably have never had an over at One Million Moms (which onky has 64K likes on Facebook) are "highly offended" because the ad attempts to "normalize sin". And not to be outdone, something called the American Decency Association (i.e. a white Christian meetup) basically said the ad was the work of Satan. Because apparently Satan is Don Draper. But instead of taking the bait and reacting in the same hateful, ignorant manner, Honey Maid released this:
I don't even know what Honey Maid makes, but it's ironic that a corporation firmly rooted in a plutocracy can spread more love, acceptance, and human decency than organizations who claim their sole mission is to do the same. Because here's the thing, if an ad about a gay couple and an interracial family is a threat to your marriage, you have a pretty fucking shitty marriage. The fangs of fear and guilt the Bible sinks into you were needed at one time, but just like everything else in the universe, paradigms evolve and so do we. If not, you get ran the fuck over and left behind. The world doesn't go away when you close your eyes. If you choose not to agree with other lifestyles, then please feel free to do so, but please don't try to frame your argument based on a choose your own adventure book written by men with a specific agenda. People did the same thing with Mein Kampf, and we all see how that turned out. Trying to legislate the happiness of others won't make you any more happy, it just makes you a dick. So, if you're a Christian and you see a gay or interracial couple walking down the street, take a minute to realize it has absoluetly nothing to do with you and keep walking. Or maybe introduce yourself and have a conversation. You might be surprised to learn that you have more in common than you think.