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Jon Carroll { A few more family values }
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/5/12 | Jon Carroll

Posted on 01/05/2012 9:39:00 AM PST by SmithL

I'm always a little put off by the phrase "family values." It's not that I don't believe in them; I just don't believe that the people who use the phrase every five minutes have any monopoly on defining what family values are.

A lot of these people are conservative Christians. They seem to think that the rest of us are all in favor of destroying family values. Now, some people want to destroy their personal families, but not because they don't like the values - it's just that their families are not the value-oriented kind. NB: This has nothing to do with religion.

Other people don't want to have families, in the sense of having children. That's great; probably better for the planet anyway. But that's not because they dislike the values; it's because they dislike or can't afford children or both. People having children they don't want: bad for the family. For this reason, it seems as if contraception might be considered as one of the family values.

We're all stuck in unintentional families because we didn't pick our parents. Nevertheless, thanks to sundry family values, we make it through. So I might say that tolerance is a family value. We should be open-minded about how other people in your family lead their lives and not take concerted legal action against them. There's a family value.

So contraception and tolerance are two identified family values. We can already see that those who expostulate so freely on values may not even possess them.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: familyvalues; homosexualagenda; sanfranciscovalues
San Francisco values are not family values.

But you already knew that.

1 posted on 01/05/2012 9:39:03 AM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

“San Francisco values are not family values.
But you already knew that. “

Precisely.

No one gives a smelly Obama about SF.


2 posted on 01/05/2012 9:41:27 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: SmithL
The author of this article speaks largely in round-about platitudes which, ultimately, are without value (hah!).

"There are values that are values because someone values them. We must be tolerant both of family values and of non-family values. One can value being in a family, or not being in a family." Etc. etc. ad nauseum.

Regards,

3 posted on 01/05/2012 9:47:06 AM PST by alexander_busek
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To: SmithL

People should not have children id they don’t want and cannot afford to support them.


4 posted on 01/05/2012 10:05:36 AM PST by Grunthor (Do you worship the State or do you worship the Lord? There is no middle ground.)
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To: SmithL

Well, with a first name of a Swedish Swooshy and the last name of a girl, I can see why you think the way you do...


5 posted on 01/05/2012 10:07:16 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: alexander_busek

A SF LIB talking about (mocking) family values is like an atheist claiming to be a biblical scholar. First off, he has no idea what he’s talking about and in the second place, is so full of himself that he doesn’t care.


6 posted on 01/05/2012 10:22:42 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: SmithL

I’m convinced that the country would be a much better place if we could saw off the SF peninsula and set it adrift somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.

Somewhere far away from here.


7 posted on 01/05/2012 11:05:16 AM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: Vendome

You hit on a great point. You can, surprisingly, tell a lot about a person by their name. Especially hyphenated ones.


8 posted on 01/05/2012 4:28:57 PM PST by fwdude
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To: SmithL
I can't read the entire article because I refuse to go to that feces-smeared rag's website.

But I think I got the gist of it from the few putrid paragraphs you posted.

9 posted on 01/05/2012 4:32:22 PM PST by fwdude
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To: SmithL

What’s an unintentional family?


10 posted on 01/05/2012 7:10:24 PM PST by Trillian
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