J.C. Penney fires CEO after plummeting sales following gay ad campaign

by Family Research Center

Plenty of companies have argued that natural marriage is “bad for business“–but they’ll have a tough time persuading J.C. Penney. After a series of radical decisions, the retailer is struggling to survive a 25 percent drop in sales.

It started in 2011 when the company hired Ellen DeGeneres, a vocal proponent of same-sex “marriage” as its spokesperson.
The choice drew fire from organizations like the American Family Association (AFA) because it was a departure from the store’s longstanding values. When AFA’s One Million Moms complained, J.C. Penney’s new CEO, Ron Johnson, stubbornly dug in his heels.
Then, on Mothers’ Day, the company shocked customers with a blatant endorsement of homosexuality in an ad that featured two moms–followed by a two-dads ad for Fathers’ Day. Coupled with an overhaul of the stores’ pricing system, the stock never recovered.
Now, months after the experiment failed, J.C. Penney has fired Johnson and replaced him with the former CEO, Myron Ullman.
Hinting that the problems are more political than the media is reporting, Ullman said bluntly,
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