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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Intolerance to Oppression under any Disguise

Dear MOJO Mothers and Others
A group called One Million Mom’s (herein MM) (44,275 really) recently made a Statement about Ellen DeGeneres, talk show host: “By jumping on the pro-gay bandwagon, JC Penney is attempting to gain a new target market and in the process will lose customers with traditional values that have been faithful to them over all these years. The majority of JC Penney shoppers will be offended and choose to no longer shop there.”

Really, apparently some of the above number of so called mother's support this.  The Traditional Marriage versus Civil Unions or even call it a Civil Marriage may help alleviate those who have a problem with the marriage line.
However, what really concerns me and what should concern any real mother is that “traditional values” highly defined is in how mother's treat and raise their children.  Ellen DeGeneres is someone’s child, and by all accounts was brought up by a mother who wanted her child to be happy, successful and kind to others.  Through all the adversity and bullying going on in the world and this country today, do we really want to endorse a group of so called mother’s who would disparage anyone’s child at any age because they are different? That would be tolerance without conscience.
We are all different and I want to believe that any mother would be proud of their children's accomplishments when they "stand for honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you'd want to be treated and helping those in need." I agree with, those traditional values.  And like Mrs. DeGeneres that's what I stand for. I also believe in the power of dance, music and positive messages to promote our children's well being. I am offended that groups of so called mother's advocate this type of intolerance; would anyone want their child ridiculed at any age because they are different?
"onemillionmoms" These so called, Christian mother’s are advocating corruption, cruelty, coldness, and treating people the way the Puritan’s of this country treated anyone not part of their church or converted to their subservient way’s and their children are or have become the Oppressors we are fighting against; I do not believe Jesus Christ or any Religion advocate’s hate at any level.

Not to get all preachy, but I believe that the Great Architect of this universe wants us to go far beyond avoiding the 6th commandment in Christianity " to not commit murder"; I believe he requires that we not maliciously harm another human being in word or deed. To accomplish this we need to recognize in word and deed the inherent worth and dignity of every person; that in America were we allegedly purport to have Equality for ALL; that this is recognized in Justice, equity and compassion in human relations; Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual and human growth in their own beliefs; that they are endowed by their creator with the free and responsible search for truth and meaning; and the right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within in society at large; this Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part is essential.

The goal of our declaration of independence is that a Creator has given us all certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  A nation built on individualism and equal rights this MM group relates better to the peculiar institution of Slavery and Indian reservations; and we must advocate intolerance to oppression under any disguise.    

Denise-Marie McIntosh