Christian Anti-Defamation Commission president Gary Cass is unsurprisingly outraged that Old Navy is selling pride shirts during June, LGBT Pride month, which would send some proceeds to the anti-suicide, anti-bullying It Gets Better Project. Cass recently released a staunchly anti-gay video telling gay and lesbian teens that “it doesn’t get better” and calling on them to “resist temptations.” Cass voiced support for a boycott of Old Navy in an interview with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow over the pride shirt, and criticized the company for engaging in “a very immoral and very deadly topic”:
Gary Cass of DefendChristians.org says Old Navy is promoting a lifestyle that is in "complete rebellion against God."
"Rather just focusing on giving good products to their customers, they want to use their products now to advocate for a very controversial topic, much less a very immoral and very deadly topic," notes Cass.
The T-shirt designs include a white shirt with "Love Proudly" written in the colors of the rainbow, and a black shirt with rainbow-colored stripes. Cass tells OneNewsNow that an economic dent in the company’s profits may be the only way to change things.
"Unfortunately we have to do the hard work of communicating our outrage, our frustration — and then following that up with some kind of practical expression such as taking your business elsewhere," he suggests.