Note: It is June 25, 2012 and I just got a comment about this post today (see comments). To be fair to the website linked to here that used to give you the option to drop a bomb on the traditional family, IT HAS BEEN CHANGED. I did not know this until I read today’s comment and came back to this post. The target and bomb has been replaced by a baby bottle and a baby. I don’t know when the change was made, but it has been made. I’m leaving the story up so that you know how it was not long ago.
The following is a portion of an article that appeared on LifeSiteNews today. I’m really beginning to like the site.
We all know that the traditional family is in trouble. A large percentage of younger folks, through no fault of their own, have never tasted personally what it feels like to be part of a traditional family.
Times have certainly changed.
As a 12-year-old paper boy in 1970, I delivered papers to the neighborhood that surrounded the home of my youth. Out of the 120 or so customers that I had, I can remember the widowed woman across the street raising two kids, and the man who lived by himself a few houses down.
Did I hear family members hollering at one another occasionally? Yes.
Were there a few meanies? Yes.
Were all of the Fathers great Fathers? I would guess that not all of them were.
Were all of the Mothers great Mothers? Probably not.
Was there dysfunction (although I don’t think the word was yet related to families)?
Sadly, things aren’t as good for children today as they were in 1970.
I can’t believe how fast and how far things have deteriorated.
I have met heroic young women who are trying to raise their children in a godly way by themselves.
I have met heroic young men who are doing the same.
A good deal of the time today, however, the kids are the last consideration in the fight between former marrieds.
I don’t think I need to quote statistics for those of you who are reading this. You have eyes. You can see what is happening.
It is a difficult thing to watch.
Here’s part of the article (a letter) from LifeSiteNews:
“Destroy the Traditional Family: The Game”
No, we’re not joking. This game is real, and you can play it on this website.
Participants can use the cursor (shaped like a target) to click on images of happy traditional families, and watch as bombs fall onto the collage of smiling portraits, leaving only a black crater in their wake!
And we’re the intolerant bigots?
Of course we realize that the people behind the website have no intention of actually bombing families. But what it does make clear is what LifeSiteNews.com has been saying for years:
Very influential, well-funded people are trying to destroy the traditional family.
Anti-family groups, organizations, and individuals have made it their mission to completely deconstruct the family, giving it a subjective meaning that can be molded and warped to an individual’s liking. The result is not a new type of family, but the destruction of family, the bedrock of civilization, altogether.
Perhaps no institution has done more to further this destruction than Hollywood.
In early August, actress Jennifer Aniston revealed her opposition to the conventional family, asking, “What is it that defines a family? It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot.” Aniston even claimed that fathers aren’t necessary, and that women “don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” as though men are merely toys which may or may not be used as instruments for childbearing.
Moreover, the recently released film, “The Kids Are All Right,” starring Julianne Moore and Annette Bening, attempts to give normalcy to a lesbian-headed “family,” where the children were conceived with the help of a sperm donor. The title (and the whole film) is meant to suggest that such a lifestyle is perfectly natural and harmless.
The anti-family movement has certainly made progress over the past few decades, and Hollywood has been the perfect vehicle to spread its propaganda.
You can watch big bombs destroy the traditional family (I guess that includes single parents because a few of them are pictured) by clicking on the red letters above or by going here: