Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spread the Word!

Today is "Spread the Word, to End the Word" day.

So, Gavin and I are spreading the word!

R-word | Spread the Word to End the Word

retarded defined:

(adj) underdeveloped, esp mentally, and esp having an IQ of 70 to 85.

Is this what you are saying about someone when you use the word retarded? Are you implying that they, or the something you are refering to, has an IQ at or below this level? Are you even aware of this person's IQ level?! Does that song, outfit, car, or whatever you are using this medical terminology to describe, even have an IQ?!

Gavin, all of his special friends, and I, ask that you think of us when you even consider using this word. Think of those who may not be as blessed as you are.....those who had no choice in whether or not they were born or became cognitively delayed. Think before you speak!

Gavin kindly thanks you!

"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14

1 comment:

Michelle said...

thanks for your comment! Lets hope that all our blogging about what this word means will finally start to get through to some people!