"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." Isaiah 61:3

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Make A Pledge for Grace, Bella & Friends!

r-word.org
Today is the day that thousands of people are pledging to end their use of the "R" word. What is the "R" word? It is "retard" or "retarded".

If I were given a $1 for every time I have overheard someone saying "That's so retarded" or "I'm such a retard!", I would be a very rich woman!

Yes, my daughters' both have mental retardation--I get that. But what I don't get is how people use their diagnosis in a defamatory manner. It truly hearts a Mama's heart. :(

So, would you pledge to stop saying this today? People from my neice Kassie to Joe Jonas are doing it....you can too! Just click on the link to make a formal pledge or just pledge it to yourself.

Words hurt....Let's SPREAD THE WORD TO END THE WORD today!

4 comments:

  1. I am going to go and pledge right now!! :-)

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  2. I feel the same way! I'm sick of hearing that and other derogatory words used and even as a kid I didn't like hearing that 'r' word used...if you don't mind, I'd like to post your blog link to my fb page. I do have an awful lot of teens and young adults that are fb friends and this may affect change, and the fact that I stand on my fb page for RR, this link may help them realize the reality of what they say. What do you say?

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  3. Thanks, Karla! And JoEllen, go for it! Anything that can help! Thanks, JoEllen!

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  4. It's hard to get people to change what they say but it can be done. The "N" word is now taboo. Let's put "R" word to bed too.

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