The ultra-conservative, anti-LGTBQ organization One Million Moms is going after Oreo for its recent ad depicting parents accepting their queer children.
The daring new ad, titled “Proud Parent”, is part of a year-long #ProudParent – an initiative aimed at empowering and inspiring parents, families, and allies to be out and proud to publicly support their loved ones.
It follows a real-life young lesbian couple who visits a home to meet the parents, which started out bumpy but ends with both parents accepting the couple.
A young woman named Jen goes home to introduce her girlfriend, Amy, to her interracial family.
While the mother greets Amy with open arms, it took a while for his father to be convinced of the couple’s love for each other.
It ended with a touching surprise as the father eventually gets over his reservations and extends an olive brand in the form of painting their white picket fence with rainbow colors – showing his support and acceptance to the couple.
However, One Million Moms accused Oreo and parent company, Mondelez International, of attempting to “normalize the LGBTQ lifestyle” by “featuring a lesbian couple, to brainwash children and adults alike by desensitizing audiences.”
“Supporting the homosexual agenda versus remaining neutral in the cultural war is just bad business,” the statement added.
“If Christians cannot find corporate neutrality with Oreo’s and Mondelez, then they will vote with their pocketbook and support companies that are neutral.”
The group is rumored to be run by only one woman – anti-LGBTQ activist Monica Cole – and has only about 100,000 Facebook fans and 4,800 Twitter followers.
A petition was released and garnered 17,164 signatures as of Thursday, and it reads:
“I am extremely disappointed that Oreo and Mondelez are refusing to remain neutral in the cultural war. Mondelez is pushing the LGBTQ agenda on families with their most recent Oreo commercial and collaboration with PFLAG. If Mondelez cannot remain neutral, then I will no longer buy your products.”