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Old 01-09-2017, 08:59 AM
 
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Why do certain people insist on not seeing everyone as equal?
Very few people are equal to each other. I support people being seen as equal in the eyes of the law though, and I don't see that I said anything in my previous post that would indicate otherwise.

 
Old 01-09-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Excellent! Now more children will be able to identify families that look like their own in this publication. I'm not sure how anyone could see more inclusiveness as a bad thing.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 09:12 AM
 
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Gay parents exist in the real world. There's no reason they shouldn't exist in the pages of Highlights.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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A question I have:

Why do certain groups always want to change what it is already successful?

Why don't they just start a magazine/club/etc./dedicated to their cause -- wouldn't they be overwhelmed with interest/immediately profitable since the need is so great and everyone wants it?
Let's reverse the question: Why should families that consist of same sex parents HAVE to start their own club? It is a reality of life.

And some of us prefer to expose our children to the diversity of life without seeking out special publications, clubs, etc.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 11:45 AM
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A question I have:

Why do certain groups always want to change what it is already successful?

Why don't they just start a magazine/club/etc./dedicated to their cause -- wouldn't they be overwhelmed with interest/immediately profitable since the need is so great and everyone wants it?

It is not 1948 any longer. It would be odd if "Highlights" continued to depict people who were dressed in 1948 attire and vehicles from 1948 - today. It would be odd if they didn't know that children today have access to the internet.

They would become irrelevant.

It would also be odd if "Highlights" did not depict children of color. They do. So why not depict families in all configurations available and acceptable TODAY? Not almost 70 years ago...back when America was "great" to some, and we had segregation.

Families come in many different colors and configurations. Actually, they always have.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 12:11 PM
 
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All I'm going to say is this: No matter what you feel or think about homosexuality, its not going away and I do hope you teach your children to treat EVERYONE with respect.
Respect is a two-way street. And it HAS TO BE EARNED. Be respectful, and you will get respect. It has nothing to do with labels. You shouldn't get a free pass just because you wear a special ribbon. It also has zero to do with opinions. It is how you conduct yourself. Being respectful of EVERYONE, not just who you agree with.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 01:43 PM
 
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Awesome! We receive Highlights magazines.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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Maybe another child would see a dad & an uncle in the same illustration. There are all sorts of families, why pretend all of them are like Ozzie & Harriet?
Exactly! I would have wondered why there are 2 men in the picture and would simply have assumed the other is probably the uncle. And I am not a child and fully aware that gay couples who have kids exist, no matter if I approve of that or not.
 
Old 01-09-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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Awesome! We receive Highlights magazines.
My son just got his in the mail today!
 
Old 01-09-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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It is exactly the same thing. Asking for a product that the establishment doesn't produce.

It has nothing to do with what I *believe*. It has to do with what is TRUTH. If a company advertises as a Christian/Bible based company it doesn't take a rocket scientist to UNDERSTAND that they don't make gay wedding cakes. Going there and trying to order one is ridiculous. My example stands. Why would you go there? To create a lawsuit, nothing more and nothing less, and try to put someone out of business.
Not even close. A bakery bakes cakes. If a customer orders and can pay for the cake it should be made. Why are they concerned with a customer's sex life? There is no such thing as a gay wedding cake. The cake is made with the same ingredients. It's just a cake.

If I walk into a Chinese restaurant I expect Chinese food. Not Greek food. Regardless of my sexual orientation. A straight person wouldn't be provided Greek food and a gay person denied.

I can't believe I have to explain this.
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