The Evangelical Christian group called One Million Moms is telling their followers to sign a petition voicing their disgust over a mattress commercial that showed three same-sex couples.
The 30-second commercial is for an organic mattress and pillow company called Avocado.
In that short clip, multiple families are shown—a straight young couple, a mom with her baby, an elderly couple, a family with kids, a lesbian couple and two gay couples.
One Million Moms is claiming this advertisement has "glamorized" same-sex couples.
Their petition reads:
"Avocado Mattress should be ashamed of its commercial for attempting to normalize sin by featuring same-sex couples in bed together."
"The newest commercial for organic mattresses not only promotes same-sex relationships by including a lesbian couple and a homosexual couple who are both very much together and cuddling, but also glamorizes it by being misleading."
"The ad states, 'Love is Pure … And Natural.'"
"There is nothing pure or natural about homosexuality."
"The advertisement ends with these words: 'With enough love, we can change the world. Avocado, natural as love.'"
"Promoting same-sex relationships has nothing to do with marketing the product."
"Yet Avocado wants to make it clear where the company stands on this controversial topic, instead of remaining neutral in the culture war."
"One Million Moms continues to stand up for biblical truth, which is very clear about this particular sexual perversion (Romans 1:26-27).
"There is great concern about the way this advertisement is pushing the LGBTQ agenda especially when children are likely to be watching television."
"To make matters worse, this advertisement has aired during family viewing time."
Given the name One Million Moms, you would think their petition would be gaining more traction but it currently only has just over 13 thousand signatures.
Which makes sense, seeing as the advertisement has been praised by many people for the very reason One Million Moms hate it.
Thanks for giving visibility to all kinds of couples, relationships and LOVE!
— Luis Sumariva 🏳️🌈🇪🇺🔻 (@luissumariva) October 26, 2021
Buying an Avocado Mattress! Thanks for making this brand mainstream as they deserve to be! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
— OlBlueEyes 🇺🇸 (@modsires) October 26, 2021
I LOVE YOUR AD! AND I'M A MOM! (just not one of those million of christian ones)
— susansinging (@susansinging1) October 27, 2021
My husband and I will be buying a new mattress in a few months. We will definitely considering buying one from your company because of your fair stance for equality.
— Rich Walker (@RichWalkerSF) October 26, 2021
They got triggered by an ad. Again. Lol
— Name cannot be blank (@suppresseddt) October 27, 2021
I love that Avocado has jumped with both feet into the real world, where other companies have been too afraid to stray from the tired 1950's straight, white definition of love. ❤️👏💏👩❤️💋👩👨❤️💋👨#abouttime
— Derrick Olivier (@derrickolivier) October 27, 2021
Loving the message behind your new commercial. Thanks for standing up for ALL of us!
— Greg Austin (@greg_austin_303) October 26, 2021
When you're making a quality product AND upsetting cave bigots, you know you're doing something right!
— 🌈 dropachimneyonthem 🏳️🌈 (@dropachimneyon1) October 26, 2021
Once again, @moochachanyc and in a commercial that is making #onemillionmoms furious. So proud of us. Of @AvocadoMattress and of the first commercial we did for @DoleSunshine last year! Keep spreading the love. https://t.co/tSmum2KtFY
— Robin Hopkins (@realrobhops) October 27, 2021
Once again, love wins.