A group of ‘Christian’ conservative consumers has lost their collective minds over a gay couple appearing on the cover of a mainstream parenting magazine.
Inspirational fitness coach Shaun T (of the ‘Insanity’ workout) and his husband, Scott Blokker, cover the February issue of Parents magazine as they share their years-long journey to becoming parents to twins Silas and Sander.
Shaun and Scott are the first-ever same-sex couple to appear on the cover of the 93-year-old publication.
In the article, the couple chronicle the “twelve attempts, six egg donors, five surrogates, two doctors, one miscarriage, and thousands of dollars” they went through before the arrival of their children in November of 2017.
Fitness pro @ShaunT and his adorable family star on our February cover, our first-ever to feature same-sex parents.
— Parents (@parentsmagazine) January 4, 2019
But the misleadingly-named ‘One Million Moms,’ an off-shoot of the anti-LGBTQ hate group American Family Association, are angry at the coverage.
In a blog post, the group moans, “Parents is using its magazine as a platform to promote the pro-homosexual lifestyle.”
The group, whose Facebook page has nowhere near a million followers, whines that, “Mothers and fathers are seeing more and more similar examples of children being indoctrinated to perceive same-sex couples as normal, especially in the media.”
The haters go on to say that “this agenda is a deal breaker,” although whose ‘deal’ is being broken isn’t clear.
They also accuse Parents of trying to “force a lifestyle on the American public that the medical community identifies as unhealthy.”
Ultimately, OMMs asks folks to sign a petition – from which they could possibly harvest your email address for mass fundraising campaigns – to join in their outrage.
At this writing, the petition has garnered a tepid 7,500 signatures. #Fail
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We think Shaun, Scott and family are fabulous. Make sure you click over to the magazine website to read the article.
And since we’re here, let’s take a trip through the fitness buffs’ Instagram account, shall we?
The phrase “love is love” goes beyond sexual orientation. It’s the culmination of freedoms between two people. We all come from different backgrounds but it’s about how much you can accept someone else’s differences as well as accepting the fact that it’s ok for you to be different! It’s ok to be positively you and it’s ok to let others be positively them! •We rarely workout together. •I’m LOUD. He’s Quiet. •He works from a desk. I hate sitting down. •He’s comedy. I’m horror. •I like old fashioned’s. He likes frozen fruity. •I’m salty. He’s sweet. •He’s 47, I’m 40. ….AND WE LOVE IT! #individuallytogether #loveislove #marriage #couple #vacation
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