Monica Cole
The bigoted Monica Cole is the face of American Family Association’s One Million Moms

One is left to ponder whether these
boobs ever listen to themselves.

Does Monica Cole really exist or is it just a caricature?

The latest faux outrage from One Million Moms is titled: Credit Karma Attempts to Normalize Sin. One Million Moms is actually the anti-LGBTQ hate group, American Family Association.

“Normalize sin” means to acknowledge the reality that LGBTQ people exist. Apparently the presence of LGBTQ people pisses off AFA’s god. That begs the question: Why did s/he create them in the first place?

The text is the same crap that AFA has been pushing for decades:

Credit Karma should be ashamed of their latest commercial’s attempt to normalize sin by featuring two men together. Promoting same sex relationships has nothing to do with marketing their product. Yet Credit Karma wants to make it clear where they stand on this controversial topic, instead of remaining neutral in the culture war. One Million Moms continues to stand up for biblical truth, which is very clear in Romans 1:26-27 about this particular type of sexual perversion.

Discrimination
Discrimination and prejudice pits citizens against citizens

These folks are not terribly intelligent. Credit Karma (an Intuit brand) isn’t “promoting” anything. None of the folks at AFA, it seems, have ever held a real job with a for-profit company. If they had then they might realize that the company is simply appealing to a diverse market.

In the real — rational — world people are not repulsed by their gay neighbors. Many people appreciate the appeal to diversity. Few people reject a product or service because of that appeal.

“The abject hate is expressed in the notion that the existence of LGBTQ people poses a threat to children.”

Furthermore, what the folks at AFA are incapable of understanding is that commercials are focus group tested. Intuit has a market cap of $145 billion. Someone knows what the hell they are doing.

“Remaining neutral” is an AFA theme promoted by its founder, Don Wildmon. The old prick (retired but still at the money trough) thought it was a clever way to appear to make a reasonable request of corporate America. The tactic has never persuaded anyone to do anything. None of the many companies that AFA has boycotted has ever yielded to these Mississippi rubes.

“The existence of LGBTQ people is “G” rated material.”

Ah, but the real bigotry is still to come:

There is concern about the way this advertisement is pushing the LGBTQ agenda, but an even greater concern is that the commercial is airing when children are likely to be watching television. To make matters worse, this advertisement has aired during family viewing time. This particular ad has also aired during football games and even on Nick Jr. during the day.

AFA is capable of minor adjustments. “Homosexual agenda” has been replaced by “LGBTQ agenda.” The abject hate is expressed in the notion that the existence of LGBTQ people poses a threat to children. AFA does not bother to define the harm. They cannot because it does not exist. The “other” vs. us is at the center of AFA’s ambitions.

The existence of LGBTQ people is “G” rated material.

Yet they insist that their cause is just:

Airing this commercial during family-friendly shows, especially on a children’s network, pushes the envelope and crosses a line that Credit Karma should have never crossed.

In all the years that I have been following these hate groups I cannot think of a single instance when they have allowed their extremist hate to be subjected to debate. They bitch about Southern Poverty Law Center but they do not respond.

“If you want to really understand American Family Association it is helpful to understand the Klan’s resurgence in the 1920s.”

Rather than addressing the real issues, they attack the SPLC in argument ad hominem (attacking the arguer rather than the argument). Prejudice is not a Christian value. No one has a religious obligation to do what these hate groups do. They promote hatred, discord and divisiveness in self-righteous devotion.

If you want to really understand American Family Association it is helpful to understand the Klan’s resurgence in the 1920s. (I have no economic interest in book recommendations.) It was a white, evangelical Christian enterprise. In many locales, the Klan’s endorsement was essential to getting elected. The Klan was considered mainstream in many quarters.

“AFA deliberately harms other people. Credit Karma has harmed no one.”

Those people did not go away. They are still doing the same things without the label. Their endorsement is still required to get elected as a Republican. The agenda has changed (somewhat) but the tactics are the same; admittedly with less violence.

Although, these are the same people who mounted an insurrection on January 6. In their minds, retaining Trump was “saving babies.”

Moreover, they do violence to LGBTQ youth every single day. They have no remorse. Furthermore, this has less to do with Christian piety than their greed for political power.

When it comes to dispensing shame, American Family Association is a far more worthy recipient than Credit Karma. AFA deliberately harms other people. Credit Karma has harmed no one.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.