Senior members of Concerned Women for America (CWA) have condemned Hallmark's marketing of greeting cards aimed at gays and lesbians.
CWA is a women's Christian public policy group that opposes gay marriage, abortion, pornography and international organisations such as the UN.
I absolutely despise people like this. A group who is against international organisations is also really really stupid.
"Now parents will need to steer their kids from Hallmark's section of the greeting card aisle and away from its previously heart-warming movies for fear that they too will push homosexual messages."
Seriously? Grow up - and while you're at it, grow some brains and tolerance.
I really don't see this as a bad thing - in fact its a really good thing.
People who would steer their kids away from the hallmark section just because they have same sex greeting cards are simply afraid of having to explain why there are two men or two women holding hands on the front - they'd rather pretend we don't exist.
I believe that we need to educate the littlies of today that homosexuality is normal. The only problem with that is that people like the women in the CWA apply pressure to the government and the schools so that they bow to their will.
Children need to know that homosexuality is NOT wrong, that the word gay shouldn't be used as a bad word, and that they need to stand up for what they want to believe in, not just what their parents want them to.
I know that allowing equality for everyone can create paradoxes, such as that case where a woman convinced an employment tribunal to allow her to opt out of performing civil partnership ceremonies based on religious reasons.
People in that line of work should not discriminate against ANYONE. The woman involved should have to perform the ceremonies no matter what gender/race/sexuality/religion the people are. If she doesn't like it, she should not be in that line of work. Simple as that.
But, that's an unlikely solution, as the religious political parties and lobby groups (primarily the christian/catholic ones) are almost unstoppable. They lobby, they fight, scream, protest, harass, just to get their idea of what is "right" into law.
If all of their ideals were law, we would have no real freedom, no equality, more people would be homeless (most of them think women should be the stay at home mums from pre-feminist times, and since many families have both the parents working, well, you do the maths), and homosexuality would still be illegal.
Quite frankly, I think the world would be a whole lot better off WITHOUT religion. It would mean people develop their own opinions, not those of their pastor/priest/sheik.