Homo Fundy Boycott of Hallmark to Be Announced in Three, Two, One…
posted by August 21 at 11:27 AMon
The greeting card company is rolling out a line of cards for same-sex weddings and civil unions.
Most states don’t recognize gay marriage—but now Hallmark does.
The nation’s largest greeting card company is rolling out same-sex wedding cards—featuring two tuxedos, overlapping hearts or intertwined flowers, with best wishes inside. “Two hearts. One promise,” one says.
Hallmark added the cards after California joined Massachusetts as the only U.S. states with legal gay marriage. A handful of other states have recognized same-sex civil unions. The language inside the cards is neutral, with no mention of wedding or marriage, making them also suitable for a commitment ceremony.
Hallmark says the move is a response to consumer demand, not any political pressure.
The cards are, of course, ugly and banal, which is as it should be. We wanted equal treatment, after all, not special rights. But while Hallmark may not have brought these cards out in response to political pressure, it should brace itself for some political pressure. The haters aren’t going to be happy. No doubt the American Family Association, which is currently boycotting McDonalds (fundy families could do with a little less junk food), will go after Hallmark too.
Oh, and you gotta love this: at the AFA’s Boycott McDonalds site you’ll find this…
WARNING: The images below contain male full-frontal nudity. Please be aware and exercise caution before viewing these images. If you are under 18, please leave this page!
Then some standard-issue images of naked folks at a pride parade, which the AFA accuses McDonalds of co-sponsoring. (Some of the folks at this particular pride parade could do with a little less junk food too.) What will their AFA’s Boycott Hallmark site show? Pictures of fully-clothed gays and lesbians getting married? “Warning: Women in matching wedding dresses! If you are under 18, please go leave this page and go to Burger King!”