Hallmark homophobes remove gay cards from stores

When you care enough to send some bigotry, try Hallmark. I’m all for Hallmark deciding to have cards honoring the marriages and commitment ceremonies of gay people – after all, it is the law in California and Massachusetts that gay couples can legally wed. But I do have a problem with Hallmark saying it’s okay for it’s stores to not carry the new gay wedding cards because, you know, some local Hallmark stores don’t like homos. Would Hallmark headquarters let local stores pull cards that are geared to the black community because, you know, some local Hallmark stores don’t like black Americans? Hallmark though it had a problem with the religious right, that’s rabble-rousing to try to get stores to the pull the gay cards. Honey, you ain’t seen nothing yet. It’s one thing for a religious right person to be offended that Hallmark offers gay cards. It’s another thing for gay people to see Hallmark engage in blatant bigotry against gay people. That’s an attack on their own customers. Most religious right nutjobs couldn’t care less about the gay cards, but every gay person will be offended to their core that Hallmark is tolerating bigotry. Keep it up, Hallmark, and just watch what we’re going to do to your brand. and if you think I’m bluffing, Google gay and “Dr. Laura” and “Paramount,” or gay and Ford, or gay and Microsoft. We’ve taken down much bigger homophobes than Hallmark.


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