Monday, September 19, 2011

Texts From My Mom

So over Labor Day weekend I stayed at my parent's house because I was working so much and they live so much closer to my store.

Since that time, I've yet to get all of my paraphernalia out of their house and have been coming before work a couple mornings a week to grab something that I needed.

The other day, we had the following text conversation.
And yes, we watch Survivor.
Don't hate.

I'm not sure it's ethical for a parent to charge mail fees. ;)
Still, I lol'd when I read this message.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

DWTS vs. OMM {Round 1}

So, the other morning I'm just getting ready and watching Good Morning America - normal morning - when I hear a story about outrage on the newest cast of Dancing With the Stars.

Apparently, people are less than happy that transgender Chaz Bono has been asked to appear as a contestant on the show.

Most specifically, a website called One Million Moms has called for both Bono and homosexual contestant Carson Kressley to be replaced.
I've copied and pasted their call to action below and, just so you know, it's verbatim.

'Dancing with the Stars' has Spun Out of Control!

Some families have already decided against watching Dancing with the Starsbecause of the skimpy costumes and provocative dance routines, but now they have gone too far! This year, not only are they casting Carson Kressley fromCarson-Nation, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, and How to Look Good Naked, but also transgender Chaz Bono- child to Sonny and Cher- from the documentaryBecoming Chaz will be appearing in the show. Both are LGBT rights advocates and promote this destructive lifestyle. DWTS is helping them create visibility for the LGBT community.

This is completely unacceptable and Christians should not watch the show, no excuses! Kressley will be paired up with a female dancer, and since Chasity, transformed to Chaz after her sex change in 2009, will also be paired with a female dancer.

To push the envelope even further for a program that could be a family show but is obviously not, Kressley is also author of the children's book You're Different and That's Super, a children's book promoting the homosexual lifestyle to children.

Bono is the show's first transgender contestant and has served as Entertainment Media Director for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs for GLAAD, said in a statement, "At a time when transgender representation in the media is sorely lacking, Chaz Bono joining the cast is a tremendous step forward for the public to recognize that transgender people are another wonderful part of the fabric of American culture."


Email ABC Network and let them know that we will not tolerate these subjects being forced into our homes. DWTS airs 8/7 central when children are awake and Christian families will not enhance the ratings by watching the show when it returns September 19 unless this issue is taken care of and these cast members are replaced (Kressley was added last minute anyway because of another cast member's injury).

Now, I'm not one to impose my personal beliefs on people, but I will say that I'm a Republican and generally consider myself to be a conservative person.
With that being said, I think that this website is radical and is taking this - and several other issues I found on their website - a step too far.

I highly doubt that they are going to put that much of an emphasis on the fact that Bono is transgender. Yes, it will be talked about, but why not take that as an opportunity to have a discussion with your child? Even if you don't agree with it, tell your child that and tell them why.

At the very least, mute his performance.
Have your child go get their pajamas on during that particular number.
Fast forward through it.

There are so many options here before completely boycotting the show.

If you are offended by this, how are you not offended by Bruno every week?
Did they also boycott Lance Bass?
I think it's not any different.

This is so confusing, and sad, to me that people are so closed minded.

And also, if you're going to run a website (I'm looking at you, One Million Moms) learn how to write properly.