Posted by: alexhimaya | August 3, 2009

The True Horror

Last weekend, Warner Bros. released a new horror movie entitled Orphan. The basic premise of the film involves a family who adopt an older child who then wreaks homicidal havoc in their family and home. The stereotype of the “troubled older orphan adoption” forms the basis of this film. (See: The True “Horror.”).

This is exactly the opportunity to defend the cause of the orphan. But instead of cursing the darkness, let’s put the truth on display.

I want to challenge my blog readers to write 500 positive blog posts about how an orphan has impacted and changed your life. Post this on your own blog so that when people search for the movie, they are flooded with positive messages about adoption and orphan care.

Just finish this sentence: “Warner Bros. new horror movie Orphan proclaims that it must be hard to love an adopted child as much as your own. Let me tell you about how an orphan changed my life…”

This is the heart of defending orphans. Help push back the darkness and deceit here by holding up as an example the powerful love that adoption and orphan care can unleash.

Here’s how you can defend the orphan:

  1. Write a “positive protest post” on your blog that references the movie, Orphan.
  2. Focus on your orphan care or adoption story that is positive, redeeming, and full of love.
  3. Put the link to your story on my blog post…  WWW.alexhimaya.com.
  4. Send out an e-mail, Facebook message, or tweet to get others to do the same on their blogs.

If you don’t have a blog, post your story on the Christian Alliance for Orphans Site: Orphans Deserve Better.

Thank you for joining us in a “positive protest” to show the world that orphan ministry is both life-giving and transformative. Thank you in advance for sharing your stories with the world.

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