Florida Conservative Group Protests Lady Gaga + Office Depot Partnership
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:08:26
From our Ridiculous File: A right wing, conservative Florida group is up in arms over Office Depot's partnership with Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. The office supplier donated $1 million to the charity and they're selling Post Its and Sharpies with inspirational phrases, encouraging teens to be who they are and to be kind. However, that's considered an affront to the nuclear family as we know it and is helping make people who wouldn't otherwise be gay become gay. We know, we don't follow that logic, either! The Florida Family Association (FFA) thinks that being told to be themselves on Post It notes makes kids gay.
The group essentially believes that being gay is a choice, and Gaga promotes that choice.
Below is the group's statement on the matter:
"The one million dollar pledge from Office Depot to the Lady Gaga Born this Way Foundation will influence many teens to embrace homosexuality for their lifetime who may have otherwise worked through their crisis with straight results. Thousands of kids who might have otherwise worked through their pubescent sexual identity issues will be inspired to accept the wrong choice based upon this unscientific, emotionally charged propaganda. What's brave or kind about telling thousands of sexually frustrated teens that they were Born This Way when a high percentage of them would have ended up taking the straight heterosexual path for life?"
Do you think this is all kinds of crazy talk?