(ONENEWSNOW) A pro-family, traditional-marriage organization is weighing in on news of JC Penney parting ways with its president.
On Monday Michael Francis reportedly resigned, effectively immediately, although there are reports he may have been fired. Francis was named the company's president in October and was responsible for the recent change in the retailer's merchandising and marketing efforts, including pro-"gay marriage" materials and the hiring earlier this year of lesbian comedienne Ellen DeGeneres as spokesperson.
In the past several months, the American Family Association (AFA) and other pro-family groups have spoken out against JC Penney's promotion of same-gender marriage and the hiring of DeGeneres. AFA executive vice president Buddy Smith reacted to the news about Michael Francis.
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