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Know Thine Enemy: The Worst Anti-Gay Moments Of The Week, January 29 - February 5

First Posted: 02/ 5/2012 11:42 am Updated: 02/ 5/2012 11:55 am

Here at HuffPost Gay Voices we believe that what you don't know definitely can hurt you.

So, in the interest of keeping ourselves and each other informed, each weekend we're presenting a round up of the worst anti-gay moments from the previous seven days.

You can think of it as a primer filled with the anti-gay rhetoric being leveled against us, as a reminder of how far we still have to go, and even as a chance to have a laugh (because let's be honest, most of this stuff is so ridiculous it's pretty hilarious).

Check out the stories we covered this week -- all in one convenient slideshow.

One Million Moms Comes Out Against Ellen DeGeneres And JC Penney
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OneMillionMoms.com, a division of the American Family Association, is is calling for JC Penney to replace Ellen DeGeneres as their new spokesperson because she is a lesbian.

"Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional families," the group writes on its website.

"DeGeneres is not a true representation of the type of families that shop at their store. The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there. The small percentage of customers they are attempting to satisfy will not offset their loss in sales."

Thankfully, it seems most of country disagrees with One Million Moms. Over 94% of Los Angeles Times readers said they support DeGeneres and more than 24,000 people have signed a petition at Change.org backing her partnership with JC Penney.

GLAAD noted that there are still 29 states where a person can be fired for being gay.
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