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Under pressure, Hallmark pulls gay-themed wedding ads

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By JOCELYN NOVECK

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Mist have cause some serious trauma and triggering for conservatives.

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Awful delicate these rightists. Get the cotton wool out.

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The American Taliban (Evangelicals) have won more repression.

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Hah, more like A Hundred Moms!

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I’ve never bought a Hallmark card, nor watched their channel. News like this doesn’t make me regret that and certainly won’t incline me to go out and buy anything put out by them.

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Its too bad Hallmark bowed to bigots.

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two brides kissing at the altar

Sounds hot! Then again I'm a guy.

But if it's two bridegrooms... well, whaddya say, ladies? Would that be hot? Replies from ladies are appreciated!

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Some people just want to watch TV without having liberal agendas pushed upon them.

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Same as liberals do when they boycott companies that advertise on Fox News. Despite them never even watching that channel.

so leave the advertising to what the people who watch a channel want to see. Hallmark channel viewers obviously dont want these kind of ads.

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Mist have cause some serious trauma and triggering for conservatives.

You seem unaware that many conservatives are gay.

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Black: Some people just want to watch TV without having liberal agendas pushed upon them.

Its odd that you'd feel two people kissing is a liberal agenda being forced on you. I suppose companies should be more sensitive to others like yourself and shouldn't show gay couples for fear of promoting an agenda.

Call it a ban if you'd like.

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Some people just want to watch TV without having liberal agendas pushed upon them.

Then watch Fox "News."

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Its too bad Hallmark bowed to bigots.

Just a question, so here me out. If it's okay to call someone a bigot, is it also okay to call someone a pervert or deviant?

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A person who discriminates again anyone deserves to be called a bigot. A person who molests little girls deserves to be called a pervert or a deviant. A person who does not do those bad things should be be called a bigot, pervert or deviant. You have every right to call Evangelicals bigots.

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It's basically conservatives thinking they have the right to demand changes because their god told them I shouldn't be watching something. These commercials would most likely be banned in Middle Eastern countries as well so conservatives are similar to Muslims in this respect.

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A person who discriminates again anyone deserves to be called a bigot.

I think that's better defined as "a person who discriminates against anyone who holds views different to themself".

I think we all discriminate, at least I hope we do. I discriminate against molesters, amongst others. I like to think I have a reason for that discrimination other than, "they're not like me".

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Parents who actually parent their children are vocal about what they want. When their kids meet the rest of the world as adults, then they will get to choose for themselves what is and isn't appropriate.

Ellen has her parenting style/morals. It is a parent's duty to teach their kids what they think is right. I wouldn't want Ellen teaching my kids morals, though I doubt I'd have issues with her teaching many other subjects.

I have a problem with most religion-taught morals too. Sometimes I have a problem with Mrs.Fu's morals too, but I almost always lose those discussions.

Regardless of what urbanites think, "alternative" lifestyles haven't penetrated small-town and rural USA/Canada.

Many parents block TV channels that don't show their values, whatever those values are. Some block Gay-specific, porn, Fox news, CNN, MSNBC, music, or killing/violence channels.

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Just a question, so here me out. If it's okay to call someone a bigot, is it also okay to call someone a pervert or deviant?

It is okay to call someone a pervert or a deviant, but not because of an immutable characteristic like homosexuality.

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I think that's better defined as "a person who discriminates against anyone who holds views different to themself". 

I think we all discriminate, at least I hope we do. I discriminate against molesters, amongst others. I like to think I have a reason for that discrimination other than, "they're not like me".

Agreed; however, the vast majority of homosexuals are not perverts, deviants, or molesters.

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Sometimes I have a problem with Mrs.Fu's morals too, but I almost always lose those discussions.

As do I to Mrs. Star.

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Proof that grassroots activism can defeat corporate greed.

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deviant noun

plural deviants

Definition of deviant : someone or something that deviates from a norm especially : a person who differs markedly (as in social adjustment or behavior) from what is considered normal or acceptable

There is no world-wide standard for normal or acceptable. Urban California normal or acceptable isn't the same as rural southern normal and acceptable. Neither is incorrect. Just different.

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A lot of people don't seem to understand that, just maybe, people aren't too comfortable with seeing this.

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And now Hallmark Channel says they made a wrong decision and want to reinstate the commercials. According to People Magazine online.

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And now Hallmark Channel says they made a wrong decision and want to reinstate the commercials. According to People Magazine online.

Isn’t it great that Hallmark decided to give bigots the finger? Bigots should never be appeased.

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Hallmark has now reversed their decision, even if they have to lose money on it

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