Simply put, people are not shopping at J.C. Penney. AFA and OneMillionMoms are showing success in the effort to educate people to Penney's aggressive national campaign to promote "gay" marriage.Ron Johnson was an Apple Computer hotshot who is apparently seeking an LGBT niche for JC Penney.
The company is going downhill fast. Since February, the company stock has lost more than half its value, and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its credit rating on J.C. Penney Co. further into "junk" status.
First-year CEO Ron Johnson's decisions have led to disastrous results for the company. Rather than build on the faith-based traditions of founder James Cash Penney, Johnson has abandoned family values and taken the company into a financial tailspin by embracing social activism.
Families are the backbone of Penney's existence. As long as it pushes homosexual marriage, families will go elsewhere.
I am not advocating a boycott. I just don't like media messages that devalue fathers.
No one is attacking JC Penney's free speech rights, but there are legal attacks on the free speech rights of those on the other side. UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh comments on a Chicago Tribune story about fast food fried chicken:
[Chicago Alderman] Proco “Joe” Moreno announced this week that he will block Chick-fil-A’s effort to build its second Chicago store … following company President Dan Cathy’s remarks last week that he was “guilty as charged” for supporting the biblical definition of marriage as between a man and woman….Mayor Emanuel is wrong. Those are Chicago values, and he has no authority to impose his leftist views. Same-sex marriage isn't even legal in Chicago. As Volokh adds, this is appalling. Also on the attack:
The alderman has the ideological support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“Chick-fil-A values are not Chicago values,” the mayor said in a statement when asked about Moreno’s decision. “They disrespect our fellow neighbors and residents. This would be a bad investment, since it would be empty.”
But denying a private business permits because of such speech by its owner is a blatant First Amendment violation.
Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino has vowed to prevent the Georgia-based chicken chain from opening locations in his city. He said that Chick-fil-A doesn't belong in Boston, an "open city" that is at "the forefront of inclusion." ...Not even the Catholics are saying that JC Penney should be blocked from opening stores. But the narrow-minded leftist LGBT advocates don't want people to make up their own minds about eating fried chicken.
In response to the uproar, Chick-fil-A issued a statement Thursday saying that going forward, they would stay out of the dialogue over gay marriage. "Our intent is to leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena," spokesman Don Perry wrote in an email to the LA Times.
Opposing same-sex is a mainstream view shared by nearly all major Democrat leaders. Much of the world is much more anti-homosexual than that. A Boston Herald columnist writes:
Given his stance on Chick-fil-A, would Mayor Tom Menino grant permits to a group that has counted among its leaders a man who has repeatedly called homosexuality a “crime that must be punished” by death?So why would American liberals be so tolerant of anti-homosexual Moslems, and so intolerant of traditional Christian support for marriage?
Actually, he has done that ... and more! Menino effectively gave away city land valued at $1.8 million to the organization, and he gave a speech at its ribbon-cutting ceremony.
It’s the Islamic Society of Boston’s mosque, and when it comes to anti-gay sentiment, one of its early supporters makes Chick-fil-A look like the Provincetown Men’s Chorus.
The simple explanation is that they hate the Christian values that underlie American culture, and so they do what they can to undermine those values. They would hate the Moslems too if the Moslems were in power, but they are not.
There is plenty of support for pro-LGBT politics. Especially among the super-rich who tend to be liberals, and who have the luxury of being insulated from what is happening to the middle class. Yahoo News reports:
Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos has made a high-profile endorsement of same-sex marriage, pledging $2.5 million to support a referendum that would make such marriages legal in Washington state.I think that he should be more worried about how the Kindle Fire has lost sales and is being passed up by the competition. At least he does not try to censor books based on political viewpoint.