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One Million Moms Lost Their Minds With The Gay Couple On ‘Good Luck Charlie’

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2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards Ceremony - ArrivalsOn Sunday Good Luck Charlie featured a lesbian couple, despite the fact the charming and math-challenged (62,199 Facebook Fans) One Million Moms hate consumer advocacy group stomped their cute little feet and pounded their hands on their desks and said No No No No No No. Before the episode aired, OMM posted on their website:


Alerting all parents! If “Good Luck Charlie” goes through with introducing LGBT content, then the floodgates will be opened for all programs on the Disney Channel – a trend that will be almost impossible to stop.

Noooo, not the trend of family friendly television programing showing same sex couples being in love and arranging playdates for their kids and being great parents noooooo. We cannot have this ‘Merica.

OMM did have one lil’ victory, because they posted on their Facebook page:

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The episode that featured the lesbian moms was one of the very last episodes of Good Luck Charlie, because the show ends on February 16.

The channel took great care in developing the storyline and were obviously always #thinkingofthechildren. From TV Guide:

But Disney Channel understands the groundbreaking nature of featuring a same-sex couple on one of its sitcoms and took extra care in crafting the episode. “This particular storyline was developed under the consultancy of child development experts and community advisors,” a Disney Channel spokesperson says. “Like all Disney Channel programming, it was developed to be relevant to kids and families around the world and to reflect themes of diversity and inclusiveness.”

Good for them, and big fat whoop. Who cares? I mean, yes, it’s awesome that the Disney Channel has done this but are normal moms who aren’t a OMM really freaking out about this? What do these people do when their kids encounter a gay couple NOT on TV? Drag them the other way? I hope this does open the “floodgates” and we see more TV programming normalizing something that is just plain normal.

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  1. keelhaulrose

    January 28, 2014 at 8:43 am

    So no company ‘sponsored’ the show? Does that mean there were no ads? I might be able to get behind this. Not with not-even-61K-moms-because-a-good-portion-of-them-are-men, I can’t stand them. I need to start another group that takes offense at situations that aren’t offensive at all (I’m open to suggestions) and then we can get commercials off TV!
    (I’m pretty sure Disney ‘sponsors’ their own shows, as in fronts the money for them, and plenty of companies are happy to pay for ad time during a popular show, these ‘victories’ are twisted by OMM because they can’t tell the truth about anything)

    • Véronique Houde

      January 28, 2014 at 11:18 am

      And then pay a fortune for our cable subscriptions :S

    • disqus_WjKIYzni5a

      January 28, 2014 at 2:41 pm

      Well, if we got commercials off TV, there would be no TV.

    • MellyG

      January 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

      Well, i know the UK does a lot of channels without commercials, like their non cable BBC1 and what not. I think they have to pay a fee though….i’m not sure which is more annoying

    • SarahJesness

      January 28, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      Disney Channel doesn’t really have ads from outside companies. At most, there is the occasional short message of “This program brought to you by X”, but the majority of stuff aired during “commercial breaks” are for other Disney films and shows, and little shorts where kids talk about different cultures, Disney park attractions, Disney movies, the environment, that kind of stuff.

  2. Alex Lee

    January 28, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Isn’t the typical kneejerk, WHARRRRGARRRRBL reaction to boycott?

    Good luck (charlie) trying to boycott Disney. “We’re disappointed in Disney, but we will still purchase matinee tickets to go see ‘Frozen’.”

    (note: “Frozen” lead actress, Kristen Bell, is a strong supporter of marriage equality)

    This isn’t, by any means, the first foray into LGBT programming for Disney/ABC. One only needs to look as far as the trophy-shelf holding all the Emmy awards for “Modern Family”.

    Also, GayDays at Disney. Now hailed as one of the biggest events for the LGBT community in the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Days_at_Walt_Disney_World

    So, on these fronts, gay issues *work*. Society is gradually recognizing the homosexual lifestyle, validating same-sex marriages, and making that distinction between gender and sex.

    Children will encounter gay couples – be it on television, in public, as neighbors, as parents, or as other family members. Television programming like “Good Luck, Charlie” delivers this issue in a format that they can recognize, understand, and discuss with others.

    My 7 year-old daughter watches “Good Luck, Charlie” and I’m glad it’s showing something other than the usual canned family sitcom scripts. Should Megan have any questions about anything she watches, I’ll be ready with some answers.

    • keelhaulrose

      January 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

      I always get a warm, tingly feeling when they post their rants on gay-friendly Facebook. Their hatred only goes until they’re inconvenienced.

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      January 28, 2014 at 12:02 pm

      I accidentally made my 8 year old cry yesterday.
      My best friend is gay and the kids love him!
      She asked me was he ever going to marry his boyfriend and I said I don’t know baby, it’s illegal in Ireland.
      She asks- What’s that mean?
      I said It means the law says they can live together and love each other but not get married.
      She started BAWLING her eyes out!! “THAT’S NOT FAIR, POOR (my friend) HE LOVES (his boyfriend) SOOOOO MUCH!!!!”

      Took me an hour to calm her down…

      Funny how kids have NO problem with this stuff at all!

    • MellyG

      January 28, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      That is the sweetest story ever. I hate that she was upset, but also LOVE that she has such a big heart! Good parenting! Her generation gives me hope!

    • gothicgaelicgirl

      January 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      I’m not a “braggy Mom” and I’m the first to admit that yes, kids can be monsters at times but the one thing I will allow myself to feel proud of is how accepting and open the kids are.
      It’s not the first time they’ve gotten upset about gay rights, I’m part of the Irish LGBT Pride team so it’s always on my laptop, or I’m always discussing it with friends so they know what the story is.

      Thank you for the good parenting comment, it’s nice to know I’m doing SOMETHING right!

  3. Obladi Oblada

    January 28, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The biggest problem is that they’re the ones making noise so they will be the ones getting noticed, That is a tragedy. Maybe the Moms (like myself) that really don’t give a damn about non-important pretend problems should make some noise. Unfortunately, if we did that, we’d be just like OMM; trying to force our opinions on the rest of the world. That’s just not how we roll, now is it?

    • Larkin

      January 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      Oh man, could someone please start an opposing group of moms that support equality? I’ll bet that one could actually *get* one million supporters. We could call it “Just a Few Moms.”

    • Kay_Sue

      January 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      I am in. Can we get cool jackets? We definitely need cool jackets.

    • pineapples

      January 29, 2014 at 2:15 am

      I’d join “Just a Few Moms” especially if it meant we got cool jackets!

  4. LocalMom29

    January 28, 2014 at 9:38 am

    My 9-year-old watches Good Luck Charlie, and she saw Sunday’s episode. I asked her about Taylor having two moms, and she shrugged and asked, “Why is that big news?” Exactly.

    • BrittanyS

      January 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Parenting, you’re doing it right.

    • MellyG

      January 28, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Indeed she is! I love how kids don’t make NEARLY a big of deal about these things as we do. My good friends are married lesbians with two sons, the eldest son is in preschool. They are also vegan. The son’s classmate told the son “I know you have two mommies because you’re vegan” lol, oh man – i love kid logic.

    • LocalMom29

      January 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm

      Oh Lord, if you only knew…But thanks for the vote of confidence! She was the flower girl at our lesbian friends’ wedding, and she has friends at school with same-sex parents, so it’s definitely no big deal to her, which I’m so glad about. I’m sure I’m f*cking my kids up plenty in other ways, this just doesn’t happen to be one of them 😉

  5. krock19

    January 28, 2014 at 10:28 am

    I wish that 1MM would focus on things that actually are hurting children around the world…. like poverty, food insecurity, child slavery, lack of safe drinking water. As a mother, these things upset me far more than a TV show. (I’m offended by gender inequity in children’s movies but not enough to throw a temper tantrum.)

    • keelhaulrose

      January 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

      That would be too Christian of them. Their brand of Christianity focuses on sins they aren’t committing themselves.

    • Tiffany

      March 10, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      I’m being drowned in your stupidity. Please just shut up, you obviously don’t understand what the 1MM does. Also, they do help with the things you said through trips and ministries. Please take your stupidity elsewhere, no one needs it.

  6. CMJ

    January 28, 2014 at 10:38 am

    When saw this, the first thing I thought was – “Ohhhh, I bet One Million Moms have their plain white briefs in a bunch.”

    • Véronique Houde

      January 28, 2014 at 11:16 am

      granny panties. briefs are too cool for them. 😉

  7. gothicgaelicgirl

    January 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

    What is wrong with these moms?
    I imagine them all as giant ostriches,heads in the ground,asses in the air,screaming NOPE NOPE NOPE NO GAYS NOPE NOPE NOPE!

    • disqus_WjKIYzni5a

      January 28, 2014 at 2:43 pm


  8. SA

    January 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    So what do these people do when they run into ‘real-life’ lesbians?

    • Alex Lee

      January 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Bloviate and clench

  9. Rachel Sea

    January 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    History and their grandchildren will scorn and shame them.

  10. anon87

    January 28, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    I go to their website every once in a while just to see what new TV show or product they’ve declared war on. If only they put their time, effort, and money (why exactly do they have a donation option?) into something useful to better the world. Personally, I am so pro gay marriage it’s not even funny. As long as you’re not hurting another person or an animal, you can be gay, straight, bisexual, or any other orientation under the sun as long as it involved CONSENTING adults. If only other people felt the same way.

  11. Kay_Sue

    January 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    I rage-stroked on the comments when Buzzfeed ran an article on this today. I screenshotted some of them…It’s just…it’s mind-boggling. Mind-boggling!!! Bah-humbug!!!

    • EmmaFromÉire

      January 28, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      Think the part that bothers me most is (aside from the piss poor spelling and grammar of course) ”im friends with a few but still.” A few what? Jam jars? Batteries? They’re PEOPLE you numpty. You just know that mentally that person was writing that sentence as ”with a few gays.”

    • Kay_Sue

      January 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      I also hate the “YOU CALLED ME OUT ON MY INTOLERANCE THEREFORE YOU ARE NOT TOLERANT” bullshit. On what planet does that really make sense? “You didn’t respect my opinion that people that aren’t like me should be repressed and deprived of basic rights as human beings, so all your points are INVALID!”

      Bah. *rage*

    • MellyG

      January 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      That’s my favorite – such a logical fallacy. you want equal rights ,so my straight CLEARLY oppressed Christian self can demand rights too! And if you don’t like, you’re intolerant, i’m not – i just don’t want my kids exposed to the gays. I wonder if these people HEAR themselves sometimes? I also don’t understand how they can claim to be Christian. isn’t Christianity SUPPOSED to be about loving others? I love the woman that claims Christians are the only ones with moral or class……uhm, no. just no. I bet these are the same people that clutched their pearls when things like the Cosby Show came on.

  12. ted3553

    January 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I completely see why 1MM are questioning this. I mean, we just heard that there are no gay people in all of Sochi so why would Disney think there are gay people in the US.
    (head shake and tsk tsk ensues)

  13. Emma

    March 22, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    That 1MM is speaking rubbish. Clearly that shows that they have 0% support for lesbians.

  14. Kendra

    July 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    I hate that people are constantly bashing each other despite their beliefs, sexualities, ethnicities, etc. That is what disgusts me. Now I do believe that being gay is a sin. However, do I hate gay people? No. In fact, I admire their ability to so easily accept others. I have several friends that are gay. They are wonderful PEOPLE that share their love for me even though they know I do not agree with their sexuality and belief. That is true equality. Recognizing your own beliefs but still loving and RESPECTING the people that defy those beliefs. Yes, God calls homosexuality an abomination. But that is the SIN He is describing, not the people themselves. People mix that up all the time. I am ashamed to share the same faith with Christians that say all homosexuals are going to Hell because that is a lie. The only people that are going to Hell are those who refuse to believe in God. Does that mean I am threatening anyone? No. It only saddens me to hear of those who do not believe because they have shown their kindness to me despite my beliefs. This is what it means to be truly equal with each other.

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