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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How do we rescue the word 'Family'?

I'm getting tired of the evangelical theocrats using the word 'family' as a euphenism for their agenda.

Who are they to define 'family'? We all know what they mean when they say they're 'pro family', but why should they own that word?

The Gottis are a family.
Crack dealers are members of a family.
The Corleones were a family (fictional, but you get my drift).
Non-Christians form families every day.
Elizabeth Taylor has been a part of many families.
The Kennedys of Massachusetts are a family.
Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are a family.
Mormon fundamentalists in bigamist marriages form families.

These people need to find a new word.