Right-wing CONservatives are slamming Microsoft’s new Christmas ad that features a pro-gay marriage theme and a trangender teen arguing that the tech giant is making a pointedly political message.
The ad shows a video clip of a first-grader who held a rainbow flag up to people demonstrating against same-sex marriage in a nod to the legalization of gay marriage in the United States transgender teenager Jazz Jennings and her speech at an event for the Human Rights Campaign.
This holiday season we brought together a group of people who are making a difference in the world,” said Microsoft “This year has been challenging for many and much of what we hear in the news can be negative. Microsoft wanted to lift people up and remind them that ordinary people can make a difference.”
“The message focuses on the spirit of the holidays, people coming together and celebrating what is good and right with the world — what unites us, instead of what divides us.”
But Bill Donohue of the non-Catholic Church affiliated Catholic League, criticizes what he sees as anti-Christian or anti-Christmas expressions in society on a number of occasions this year writes that the Microsoft’s ad seeks to “exploit Christmas by pushing the LGBT agenda.
“No one, of course, is shown celebrating Christmas. Nor are there any kids shown standing up to corporate bullies who rip off the Christmas season to make cheap political points,” said Donohue who claims that same-sex marriage is “one of the most bizarre ideas in human history“
“If the bi-coastal elites at Microsoft really believe in diversity, then let them have their LGBT celebrations in June during gay pride month, and leave December to Christians.”
Microsoft Christmas ad was released last week on YouTube and already has over 5.7 million views.