Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The movie ORPHAN is offensive to Adoptive Parents (and it should be to you, too)

This is something I have been reading about and taking part of. I don't think I need to add anything to this message I got in my inbox a moment ago.

Take a moment to take the side of those who cannot speak for themselves.

Orphans Deserve Better is a grassroots campaign to counter the new Warner Bros movie Orphan.

However far-fetched some stories are, they can still subtly shape the way we see the world. So when a major motion picture leaves the impression that orphans are damaged goods and that adoption can destroy your family, those who know the deeper truth must speak up.

People deserve to know better. They should hear about the great needs orphans face…the joy found in loving them…and practical steps each of us can take to do so.

“Defend the cause of the fatherless,” urges the prophet Isaiah. We invite you to join in doing just that. At www.orphansdeservebetter.org, you can:

· Build a “counter narrative” to the movie by sharing your personal story of how loving an orphan brings joy.
· Send a message to Warner Brothers urging them to contribute a portion of proceeds from the movie to help orphans.
· Consider ways you can act to help orphans today.

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