Human beings are alive today because we are at the peak of our evolutionary prowess. We continue to adapt through versatility, which has led to us becoming the strongest and (by far) smartest creatures to walk this big blue ball we call Earth. When something changes, we don't try and change it back. We learn to live with it, and eventually, we learn to embrace it as an integral part of our colorful, wacky and eccentric American culture (freeing slaves, women's rights, gay marriage, etc.).
That being said, we still have a few culturally underdeveloped members of our society trying to reign in on our rights as free Americans, particularly our rights to love whoever we want. This hate-fueled charge is led by the less-than-delightful folks over at the American Family Association and One Million Moms.
Campbell's Soup recently released an advertisement for their new Star Wars noodles depicting a father spoon-feeding his son while saying, "Cooper, I am your father!"
At that point, another man comes into the frame and says "No, no, no...I am your father!" What makes this commercial special is that it is a real family, with two happily married men and their son.
While the commercial is charming and heartwarming to many progressive Americans, the men and women at the AFA and OMM have taken it upon themselves to try and bring the ad down. They're doing this by encouraging their followers to contact (or rather, harass) Campbell's Soup and to stop purchasing their products.
Well those people can take a seat on an 18.8 oz. can of Campbell's Chunky Beer-N-Cheese with Beef and Bacon, and twist.
On the AFA's Facebook page, they posted the commercial with a scathing and logically flawed caption to go with it. One part I found to be particularly hypocritical and contradictory was when they claimed that "Campbell's Soup is glorifying this unnatural marriage. One Million Moms believes family is based on love, but this does not justify normalizing sin." Love is subjective by nature, and to put "right" and "wrong" labels on it simply isn't fair. I guess one man's love is another man's sin.
If you believe that what the AFA and OMM are saying is wrong, here is what I urge you to do:
Go to the nearest grocery store, purchase a case of Campbell's Soup, take it to the nearest church that supports these two organizations, then donate it to them so they can use it to feed the hungry. If the church is given these cans of soup, will they accept them and use them to feed the homeless despite knowing that Campbell's supports equal love? Or will they reject the offer and forsake the people they could help in order to further their own inflexible stance?
Personally, if it's not already clearly evident, I think what Campbell's did was mmm mmm good!
Author's Note: If anyone decides to perform this test, feel free to contact me and let me know about your experience and how they responded.