Remember how the great and powerful Wizard of Oz turned out to not be so great. Power? Not so much, as it turns out. He was just a guy with low self-esteem, a sound machine and a curtain. But for a long time he managed to instill fear in the citizens of Oz. He kept his people at bay because he was scared. Afraid of change.
Recently it has occurred to me that the group One Million Moms has the same M.O.
First of all: One Million? Really?
I’m thinking they have to drop a couple of zeros from that number. Also, they need a name change. How about: Ten Thousand Terrified Women who Never Really should have had Children in the First Place (.com)
I read on Right Wing Watch that these Ten Thousand Women, I guess inspired by their success in getting J.C. Penny to Fire Ellen, have decided to go after Toys ‘R’ Us. I know what you’re thinking the terrified Women are horrified that the toy giant has been teaching American children that ‘R’ is an acceptable substitute for ‘Are’. Not in fact the reason.
Ten Thousand Terrified Women are horrified that Toys ‘R’ (their spelling not mine) Us is selling Archie Comics right at the checkout stand! Because in January The gay character Kevin Keller got married and then he didn’t kill himself or anything. He just apparently is going to live happily ever after.
The problem the women face is their unloved and unwanted children might ask them why two men are married and they will be forced to answer them!
It is shocking that Archie actually expects mothers (and fathers for that matter) to talk to their children. Why have an opportunity for sharing when you would rather hide behind ignorance and fear?
Let’s not forget how long this approach worked for the wizard. But eventually the curtain does get pulled back. And the truth is exposed. And fear, that powerful emotion, eventually gives way to reason.
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