Social conservatives are outraged at
retail giant Old Navy's decision to sell 2 Gay Pride t-shirts through
the end of June.
Old Navy began selling the t-shirts
last Wednesday in 26 stores nationwide.
“We are proud to support the new
@OldNavy Gay Pride tees. Yay for all kinds of families!” the
retailer tweeted to its more than 44,000 followers last week.
One shirt exclaims “Love Proudly”
in rainbow colors, while a second offers a rainbow flag on a black
background. Both include the tagline, “Pride 2011 Old Navy.”
Commenters on Old Navy's Facebook page
said the shirts sold out quickly in many stores.
Gary Cass of the Christian conservative
group Defend Christians told
One News Now that the shirts were a “complete rebellion
“Rather [than] just focusing on
giving good products to their customers, they want to use their
products now to advocate for a very controversial topic, much less a
very immoral and deadly topic,” Cass
have to do the hard work of communicating our outrage, our
frustration – and then following that up with some kind of
practical expression such as taking your business elsewhere,” he