‘Parents’ magazine cover featuring a gay couple causes outrage

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US publication Parents posted a photo of its latest front cover on Twitter on January 4, featuring a same-sex couple for the first time in their more than 90-year history. It shows fitness motivational speaker Shaun T and his husband Scott Blokker with their twin kids born via surrogacy, their double blessing. But Christian fundamentalists were not so excited about such kind of inclusion on the cover, accusing the magazine of promoting a ‘homosexual lifestyle’ and ‘distorted vision of the concept of family’. One Million Moms, which was set up by the American Family Association, released a press release, strongly criticizing the magazine. The group claimed that parents should be “warned” at places where Parents might be displayed, including at the offices of dentists and doctors, to avoid ‘indoctrinating’ young children about homosexuality as a normal thing. “Parents is the latest print media company to abandon what it does best in order to force a lifestyle on the American public that the medical community identifies as unhealthy. Rather than focusing on parenting tips, the publication shames Americans into embracing such a lifestyle,” they wrote.

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