Christian hate groups are taking aim at Old Navy over the retailer’s decision to sell a line of gay pride t-shirts in a handful of stores during June LGBT pride month, suggesting that God-fearing homophobes take their business elsewhere.
According to Gary Cass of the anti-gay Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, Old Navy is promoting a lifestyle that is in “complete rebellion against God.”
“Rather just focusing on giving good products to their customers, they want to use their products now to advocate for a very controversial topic, much less a very immoral and very deadly topic,” notes Cass.
“Unfortunately we have to do the hard work of communicating our outrage, our frustration — and then following that up with some kind of practical expression such as taking your business elsewhere,” he suggests.
Over at the certified hate group, American Familiy Association — famous for such sound bites as “gays are Nazis” and the “#1 perpetrators of hate crimes in America” — are calling for a boycott:
Following their not-so-successful boycott campaign of Home Depot over the company’s sponsorship of gay pride parades, leaders of the American Family Association have called for the boycott of Old Navy because the store is planning to sell shirts to benefit the anti-suicide, anti-bullying It Gets Better Project.
Bryan Fischer, the group’s Director of Issues Analysis, already urged his listeners to “drop by your Old Navy store in your community and tell them you’re not going to shop at Old Navy until they get their minds right,” and now three other top AFA leaders have insisted that Christians boycott the clothing store.
According to Fischer, gays should be “ashamed” and “embarrassed,” not out celebrating pride.
Aren’t there, like, at least Ten Commandments these groups should be more concerned with enforcing?