Monday, May 18, 2009

Disgusting film about orphans

Many of you know my heart for orphans, not to mention ALL 3 of my kids are adopted - 2 of which were in orphanages this SICK film portraying orphans in a such HORRIFIC light and giving such a gross misrepresentation of adoption penetrates deep within my soul.

Please read the note below and pray about how God would want you to respond to this film.

There is a horror slasher film being released July 24 (Orphan) about a
family who adopts an older girl who “is not what she appears to be.
Warnings about her go unheeded until it is too late…for everyone”. The
film is being promoted now ( and the
adoption message being sent is extremely negative. There is actually a line
in the trailer that says “it must be hard to love an adopted child as much
as your own”.

Without having seen the movie or read the script, it is hard to know if the
entire movie is sending a ghastly adoption message, but the trailer
certainly leads us to believe it is. This feeds the notion that older
adoptees are very troubled and you should beware.... that's not an image any
of us want the general public to have of our kids. It plays into people's
deepest fears.

There is a growing group pursuing a boycott of the film, sending out emails
and posting on online bulletin boards. I urge you to forward this email to
others personally involved in adoption, and write to the producers and
distributors expressing your displeasure with the message being sent.
The backers of this movie have deep pockets. It is being released by Dark
Castle Entertainment with Warner Bros. set to distribute. Leonardo
DiCaprio’s Appian Way, which developed the material, is also producing.

The trailer can be seen at the above link.

Please DO NOT support this film. Help us get the word out that this is not acceptable film making.

Also say a prayer for all the older orphans that do not have families. They should never be portrayed in this way.