One Million Moms Mad at George


One Million Moms, an offshoot of the hate group American Family Association, has decided to take a break from yelling at the TV and turn their collective ire towards that devilish bastion of children’s literacy, Scholastic Inc. They posted a call to action, encouraging their followers to contact Scholastic and ask them to “discontinue publishing and promoting pro-homosexual and pro-transgender books for children, such as  by Alex Gino.”

For those who aren’t familiar with George, it is an award-winning book that tells the story of a transgender 4th grader, George, who has hatched a plot with her best friend Kelly to star in the school play, Charlotte’s Web, as Charlotte, while at the same time coming out to her friends and family as a girl.

The Million Mom post also cites Scholastic’s “morally toxic reading lists for children” which predictably features LGBTQIA family-friendly collections like “Great Books for Two-Dad Families.”

They go on to quote a warning from The American College of Pediatricians,

Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse.

The American College of Pediatricians is an anti-LGBT group of about 200 medical professionals who split with the respected American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in 2002 after the AAP released a statement supporting same-sex couples adopting. This warning is listed both in the appeal for action as well as the pre-written responses members are supposed to email Scholastic, Inc.

One Million Moms is probably most famous for their failed attempts to get Ellen Degeneres removed as the spokesperson for J.C. Penny, Lucifer taken off the air, or Toy’ R Us to stop carrying Archie comics. Hopefully, this protest just serves to bolster awareness of Alex Gino’s excellent children’s book, George.

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