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[Video] JC Penney ad dads react to viral fame

JC Penney dads

Todd Koch, Cooper Smith and the North Texas couple's children were on a local Dallas news program yesterday to talk about their family's ad in the June catalog for clothing retailer JC Penney.

The pro-gay Father's Day ad renewed calls for boycott from conservative Christian group One Million Moms, who also organized an unsuccessful boycott after the retailer hired out funny woman Ellen DeGeneres to be a spokesperson earlier this year.

Some have wondered if OMM is not a JC Penney conspiracy, meant to drive up sales. Well, maybe just Keanu Reeves.

Check out the segment below. Spoiler warning, it's seriously cute:

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One Million Moms disappears from Facebook

One Million Moms

It seems a targeted campaign to have One Million Moms removed from social networking site Facebook because of “hate speech” was a success. Either that, or the anti-gay group was so tired of reading pro-gay posts on its Facebook page that it voluntarily removed itself from the site.

As of this weekend, the group's Facebook page is no longer active. Links on the organization's website still direct to Facebook, only there's nothing there. Poof! Just like that, it's gone.

OMM calls itself “a network of Christian moms and grandmothers taking a stand for our children who are being exploited by the entertainment industry.” They lead a boycott charge against JC Penney over its decision to hire openly-gay Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson. They weren't too happy when the retailer included a happily married gay couple in its Father's Day catalog either. Oh, and don't get them started on the gay Green Lantern.

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Meme of the week: Conspiracy Keanu on One Million Moms

Earlier this week, retailer JC Penney released a new Father's Day catalog featuring a pair of actual, happily married dads (Todd Koch and Cooper Smith) and their kids.

This ad seriously upset Christian conservative group One Million Moms (which is actually something like 46,000), who also had their panties in a bunch over the retailer hiring Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson earlier this year.

Here's the rundown: JCP hires Ellen. OMM gets pissy. JCP says bug off, bigots, we're not firing her. OMM threatens boycott. Boycott doesn't work. OMM fails. The end.

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East Side Pride organizes Atlanta JC Penney ‘buy-cott’ to support Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

East Side Pride is organizing a JC Penney “buy-cott” to show support for the retailer's decision to stand by new spokesperson Ellen DeGeneres.

On Feb. 18, East Side Pride will meet at the Northlake Mall JC Penney from 3-6 p.m. to “shop until you drop” to support the retailer.

An anti-gay group called One Million Moms created a campaign to have DeGeneres fired from her new role and threatened to boycott the retailer until DeGeneres was gone. JC Penney stood by DeGeneres.