Rosie O’Donnell isn’t so bad!

The way my family lives our life we are very conservative republican family. We believe in family values, a women’s choice was at conception and we strongly support our troops. Where we are not the typical republican family we believe a family isn’t always a mom, dad and children. We believe the sexes are equal in ability, mind and sprit and just because we support the troops doesn’t mean we love that there is a war currently going on.   I do believe our leaders have information the general public is not privy to but these leaders are also only human in their decision making. Where I am also torn is our family also recycles uses cloth ~ diapers, napkins, and grocery bags and just about everything else most use paper for we use cloth.   We are what Ozzy from Survivor would refer to “Hippy, dippy Patchouli sniffing people”. Not necessarily an average Republican family.  

I watched a show today All Aboard Rosie’s Family Cruise. It was so sweet. For those that have no idea what it is, Rosie O’Donnell (who also has a blog) and her partner Kelli chartered a cruise ship and their family was joined by 500 other families all of whom (or at least most) were gay- partner families. It was a sort of floating village of support. A place where they could be free to show affection like every straight couple can everyday without fear of judgment or stares. A place to show these families hey you are a normal family. They had parties but also seminars about parenting, relationships and support for the families’ children. At one point they went to the port of call in the
Bahamas and there was protests going on because they didn’t want them coming ashore.

  I felt so bad for them. The hate that was being shouted at these families was appalling. Regardless if these people were gay or straight they were minding their own business trying to spend their tourist money in their shops.     These people are just normal parents in that they want the exact same things for their children that my husband and I want for our children.  Why can’t we all get along? It sounds so lame but unless someone is directly hurting my family what is it of my business whom sleeps in their bed? It just kills me when people are so severely judged before a single word has left their mouth. It hurts me, and worse it hurts our future.

So I’m not so sure if we are a normal Republican family at all….

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Janice (5 Minutes for Mom)
    Jan 21, 2007 @ 23:26:31

    I can’t believe people were doing that! Brutal. I think it is wonderful that those children can go on a vacation and be “normal” for once in their lives!

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