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Walmart slammed for using gay couple in promo video

The AFA launches petition urging the chain to remove the ad

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Scene from Walmart’s ‘Love is in the Aisle.’ (Screenshot via Facebook)

Walmart is under fire for including a gay couple in its new promotional video series on Facebook.

“Love Is In The Aisle: A dating show at Walmart” shows couples going on blind dates shopping in Walmart. Episode two features Andy and Pat who get to know each other by sharing “pan” puns and conspiracy theories on all-in-one body wash, shampoo and conditioner products.

The American Family Association wasn’t pleased with Walmart’s attempt at LGBTQ inclusion. AFA President Tim Wildmon urged people to sign a petition asking Walmart to remove the video.

“In a move that most Christians probably never expected to see, retail giant Walmart has posted an online video that normalizes homosexual relationships. For most Christians and other traditionalists, the idea that marriage is between a man and a woman is sacred. We’ve seen many large corporations reject that in their marketing, but I honestly never thought Walmart would join the cultural revolution and reject the beliefs of its customer base,” the petition’s description reads.

“It’s clear that Walmart is on the path of elevating homosexual relationships to the same level as the male-female model of marriage,” the post continues. “We have no choice but to ask our supporters to let the company know how they, the customers, feel about Walmart’s shift away from neutrality on this controversial issue to full support for same-sex relationships.”

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