The Real Dad Show with Rocco DeLeo
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Each week Rocco DeLeo discusses life as a single father raising 4 kids. He will tackle issues from relationships, faith, divorce, and the ridiculous stuff he experiences as a dad. He has been known to retrieve toys from toilets, microwave non microwavable waffles, and pour cereal in zip lock bags for breakfast on the go. Fun, funny, and maybe a little serious too.
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Love is Love: The Left's Attack on Heteronormative Thinking | The Rocco DeLeo Show
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I sat down today to dig a little deeper into this commercial that I see about a thousand times per day on almost everything I watch live. It drives me crazy, not so much about the content (although that makes me a little uncomfortable) it’s because I’ve seen it so many times.
It’s the LOVE is Love from the ad council commercial. These are the people who brought you Smokey the Bear and Mcgruff the crime dog. Cool, memorable stuff from my childhood.
The thing is, my research didn’t uncover what I was expecting. What I found was an interesting and warm approach toward the idea of love. Albeit with some uncomfortable images of gay couples kissing.
What frustrates me is that the commercial we all see on TV is the edited version of the longer one that left me less offended. The longer version has young couples, old couples, mentally challenged people, “normal” people, and the uncomfortable gay couples. The TV commercial doesn’t even attempt to show “regular” people as the image of love, or at least as one of the images of love. The longer version does, at least in my opinion.
What I see in the shorter version is snapshot into what think is happening in American culture today. The culture of the left is not inclusive. even though they attempt to own it, chain it up, guard it and train it to attack anyone who disagrees, thinks about disagreeing, or has ever thought about thinking about disagreeing. The issue doesn’t matter. Like an anti-aircraft gun, mortar shells, or an F-15 jet, the issues are just the weapons of war, and the people and relationships on all sides of the issues are collateral damage.
I may be reading to deep into the editing of this commercial, but this is what I see as a Christian, heterosexual white male, who likes baseball, trail running, and history sees when hit between the eyes with issues that don’t normally make my daily radar. Really, when it comes down to it, i don’t really care if you are white or black, gay, trans, or whatever, just please get it out of my face and the face of my kids. I think I stand with many, if not the majority of Americans who believe that being gay is not “normal” and with most christians who believe it is a sin. I also think that I stand with a majority when I say I am too busy worrying about my own life and my own sins to judge gays (or anyone for that matter) for their sins.
Again, the approach from the left is disingenuous