One Million Moms' Anti-Gay Boycott Backfired In The Most Wonderful Way

The group's protest of American Girl dolls and Mattel has been amazingly successful—just not for them.

Is there a more beautiful feeling than when anti-gay bigotry backfires?

Never the ones to learn from past mistakes, One Million Moms staged a boycott of Mattel over an article in American Girl magazine that featured a young girl and her two dads.

The official One Million Moms' website insisted Amya and fathers—one of whom was adopted himself should not be spotlighted. "The magazine… could have chosen another child to write about and remained neutral in the culture war.”

Since the boycott was called several weeks ago, the story has gone viral, and has actually inspired people to help people like Amya and her family. That's right, thousands of people have been donating to a charity co-founded by one of her dads.

Devoted to supporting foster children, Comfort Cases has reportedly seen a 300% increase in donations, with checks coming in from all over the world. In addition, this year's Holiday Packing Party, where toys and toiletries are packed up and sent to foster children, was the most successful one yet.

More than 500 care packages were assembled, a 70% increase from last year.

So keep it up, One Million Moms! Your bigotry and intolerance has only inspired love and kindness.

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