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Conservative Christians are trying to cancel TurboTax over gay couple in ad

The scene that will cause "the decay of morals and values while belittling the sanctity of marriage"
The scene that will cause "the decay of morals and values while belittling the sanctity of marriage" Photo: Screenshot

The conservative Christian organization One Million Moms (OMM) is outraged that a same-sex couple was featured in an ad for the tax software Turbo Tax, and they’re trying to get the ad canceled.

The 60-second spot shows all the things that people can do instead of doing their taxes, including playing the piano, swimming, and hiking. Different people doing different things flash on the screen for a second or two, including two men in suits walking away from the altar after a marriage.

“TurboTax should be ashamed of attempting to normalize sin by featuring two gay men getting married in their 2023 commercial, ‘Not Taxes,'” OMM ranted on their website. OMM is a project of the anti-LGBTQ+ hate group American Family Association. “Obviously, TurboTax is promoting same-sex marriage to please a small percentage of customers while pushing away conservative customers.”

“TurboTax is using public airwaves to subject families to the decay of morals and values while belittling the sanctity of marriage in an attempt to redefine family. Even though homosexuality is unnatural, this advertisement is pushing the LGBTQ agenda. An even greater concern is that the controversial commercial is airing when children are likely watching television.”

“TurboTax crossed a line that never should have been crossed,” the rant continues. “TurboTax is glorifying sin, and no sin should be honored.”

“One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and stand up for Biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful nature (Romans 1:26-27).”

OMM set up a petition where followers can promise to avoid TurboTax this year because of the two seconds of gay in the ad.

“I disagree with the LGBTQ agenda you are forcing on families,” the petition reads. “I am not buying into your social agenda to push the gay lifestyle and redefine marriage.”

“Your latest ad offends me, as well as many other conservative customers. If TurboTax continues to air this inappropriate commercial, then I will avoid your business, especially during tax season.”

The ad in question is below.

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