According to their press release:
ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” introduced a lesbian couple during this week’s episode which 1MM and parents find completely unnecessary. On the other hand, the producers said the inclusion of homosexuality in a show popular with kids was “important.” Many families watch the program based on beloved children’s fairytales, but unfortunately, ABC has distorted and twisted the storylines in these fables.”
The offending episode, named “Ruby Slippers,” aired on April 17th and featured Ruby from “Little Red Riding Hood” and Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” kissing, making them the first-ever gay couple to appear on the show. That kiss breaks a sleeping spell and awakens Dorothy back to her signature sprightliness.
One aspect that really makes One Million Moms angry is the fact that “the munchkins from Oz watch.”
The press release continues:
“True Love’s kiss has been a staple of this show since the beginning. This past Sunday’s episode was just another example of how in a fairytale, as in life, love is love,” co-creators Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis said in a statement about the LGBTQ storyline. Horowitz added that the storyline will be as “exciting, emotional, and heartfelt as any other love story.”
“Once Upon a Time’s” executive producers have also said their gay advocacy is “important to do” and something that needs to be “normalized,” not “marginalized.” Last year, when hinting the coming storyline, they said, “It (the LGBTQ relationship) is something we think is due and important to do on the show. This is the world we live in.” The producers repeated the mantra “love is love” and again admitted that their goal was to normalize and push gay relationships “as a part of everyday life.”
Homosexuality continues to be over-represented in the media because producers want people, and especially kids, to think it’s normal and everyday life. In reality, that is their fairytale.”
So there you have it — this month’s generous helping of stupidity, courtesy of One Million Moms.