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Although many would consider it a victory that American Girl Magazine is taking a big stand for LGBT inclusivity by featuring 11-year-old Amaya Scheer and her two adoptive dads in the pages of their latest issue, not everyone is happy about that decision -- especially not the notoriously antigay, conservative hate group One Million Moms.
"The magazine could have chosen another child to write about and remained neutral in the culture war," read a post on the 1MM website that focused on their 'disappointment' with the magazine. "We must remain diligent and stand up for biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful nature. American Girl doesn't highlight other sins in their magazine."
The Maryland girl and her parents are fighting back against 1MM and their homophobia.
"This is none of your business," Scheer said on a recent appearance on Washington, D.C. TV station WTTG's Good Day DC morning show, in response to 1MM's opposition to her American Girl feature.
"These were moms!" said Rob Scheer, one of Amaya's dads. "These were moms that were saying that my family was wrong, that the love that my husband and I are giving our four kids and what we're doing was wrong. I would expect moms not to say these type of things about our family. This is our family and it works for us. And you know what? We have four amazing kids that we adopted out of foster care. These are four kids that have fulfilled our life more than we ever thought."
Watch the Scheers defend the right for their family to be featured within the pages of American Girl in the video below from WTTG.