Fresh from their battles with Ford and Walmart, the American Family Association is now taking on Ikea over a commercial that – gasp! – shows a family headed by a gay couple (you’re supposed to whisper that part of it in polite company). See the AFA’s breathless complaint here:
Their latest U.S.-aired commercial features a homosexual male couple and young female child on the floor, resting up against each other, as they lean on the front of their couch. The voiceover poses the question: “Why shouldn’t sofas come in flavors, just like families?”
This is just one of many pro-homosexual ads IKEA airs around the world.
Please let IKEA know that the promotion of homosexual couples as a “family” is offensive and undermines American values.
But here’s the thing: they are a family, whether Donald Wildmon likes it or not. And there are several hundred thousand of families just like it in the United States, and millions more of them around the world. Do they magically stop being a family because a few bigots in Mississippi don’t like the way the parents in those families have sex? I’d like to see Wildmon sit across a table from the Lofton family and tell them they’re not a family.
Steve Lofton and Roger Croteau have adopted 5 at-risk children. Two of them were born HIV-positive. No one else would adopt any of these children and these two men took them in and gave them a loving home. This is the only family any of these children have ever known. And I’d like to see Wildmon look them in the eye and tell them that they’re not a real family because the parents’ sexual habits violate “American values.”
And this whole notion of “American values” is simply idiotic. There is no such thing as “American values”. I’m an American and I don’t consider Wildmon’s bigotry to be a “value” at all. And it’s also clear that the American “family” Association is nothing of the sort. They only care about families that look like theirs. For them “family” is just buzzword, a euphemism for “get the fags.”