Hallmark Channel deals victory to One Million Moms, rejects lesbian ad

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Hallmark Channel aired a Zola commercial featuring two women getting married

UPDATE: HALLMARK CHANNEL APOLOGIZES AND REINSTATES AD

(Editor’s note: This article is a reprint from Daily Mail. All liberal bias belongs to Daily Mail, not us)

DailyMail. The Hallmark Channel has pulled ads featuring a lesbian coupe kissing at the altar on their wedding day after pressure from a conservative group. 

The Zola wedding registry company commercial, which features two women getting married to each other, showed the sweet moment the brides shared a kiss after saying their ‘I do’s’ in front of their family and friends.

But Christian-right One Million Moms group claimed the commercial was not ‘family friendly’ and condemned the channel for featuring the ‘sinful lifestyle’ in its advertising. The group even started a petition and threatened a boycott unless Hallmark pulled the ads.

Now Hallmark’s parent company, Crown Media, appears to have has sided with the right-wing group. 

A Crown Media representative explained to Zola it had pulled the commercials because it did not accept ads ‘that are deemed controversial’ and that the women’s ‘public displays of affection’ went against their policies, according to emails, obtained by the New York Times. 

Hallmark only pulled four of Zola’s six commercials – the other two feature a bride and groom kiss at the altar.

Crown Media declined to comment on why the similar ad, featuring a heterosexual couple, had been approved.

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