What’s in a family?

What’s in a family?

To me the meaning of “family” is a group of people that you can be yourself around. People who love you unconditionally, no matter what. Lately I’ve been asking myself this question, aren’t those the people that you want around you when things get tough?

Does it really matter if you have a single mom raising her children, a dad and his life partner with their kid(s), or growing up with two moms? There are the families who can’t get pregnant so they adopt or choose to have their babies made in a lab. In all those scenarios the parents love their kids and they deserve a family. A happy family.

I found this on a fellow bloggers site (http://offsprung.com/) and wanted to share it with all of you. It’s an attack against Campbells soup for an add that they ran.

Campbell’s Soup by the American Family Association after the soup company produced a series of ads featuring two lesbian moms that ran in the Advocate. Recently, the AFA has been urging its supporters to find out if their child’s school participates in Campbell’s 30-year-old “Labels for Education” program. Through this program, Campbell’s has donated over $100 million worth of educational equipment and supplies to schools. Schools receive this aid in exchange for labels from Campbell’s products. The AFA suggests that parents should ask schools to stop participating in the program because Campbell’s “openly supports homosexual marriage.” (Never mind that marriage is never mentioned in the ads, and the ads were targeted at an LGBT audience. It shouldn’t even matter if they were in a mainstream publication.)

Really, AFA? Campbell’s is donating money to help schools and you don’t want us to buy Campbell’s products all because of an ad on TV? Maybe the two women were friends? Sisters? Cousins? What is this world coming to when TV ads become justification for hate?

3 Comments »

  1. talinan Said:

    Some people are just so quick to jump to conclusions and to assume the worst and to be so judgmental. Just because they don’t accept the concept doesn’t mean everyone else has to be in an uproar about it.

    It is just close mindedness and fear…

  2. talinan Said:

    How is the sickness going? Is he feeling better now?

  3. Memarie Lane Said:

    LOL I don’t know if I’ve ever been able to be myself around my family, but I know what you mean.


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