The “We Are Family” video has hit the nation’s classrooms. (You remember – Barney, Big Bird and SpongeBob getting jiggy to the Pointer Sisters?)
How is the vid being received?
Last week, New York school kids said the video had a good dance beat.
This week, students at one South Florida school “giggled, clapped and wiggled as they watched the montage of characters flash across the screen.” Devon Peoples, a Ft. Lauderdale six-year-old, provided this plot synopsis: “Just because we’re all different, we are still a part of a family,” he said. “Everyone is different, like Barney and stuff.”
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, “students then took turns showing off family pictures they created. Holding up his picture, one boy pointed to his mother, an orange stick figure, and his brother, scribbled in blue.” One boy described his life with mom and dad, while a classmate said she lives with her grandmother, stepsister, cousin, and parents.
Clearly, America’s children are being corrupted.
According to the Sun-Sentinel:
Ed Vitagliano, spokesman for the American Family Association, said defining family by “people who care about each other” is wrong.
“It artificially expands the definition of family to any group of people, beyond what is traditional,” he said Monday. “That’s not accurate. We think kids should be taught things that are true.”
Read the article at Sun-Sentinal.com.