Waking Up to What?
By Susan Ciancio
Nothing says breakfast like a not-so-subtle dose of sexuality. Kellogg’s has recently announced that it has partnered with GLAAD—the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation—and has created a new All Together cereal to promote inclusiveness.
According to Kellogg’s:
We all belong together. So for the first time in history, our famous mascots and cereals are offered exclusively together in the same box for All Together Cereal. It’s a symbol of acceptance no matter how you look, where you’re from or who you love. We believe that all people deserve an environment where they can be their best selves.
While the pictured box shows a bowl of cereal with six different cereals mixed together, that is not actually what the consumer gets (thankfully, as that would taste awful). Within that one larger box are six smaller individual-sized boxes of different cereals. So really, while they’re together, they are actually separate, which I find rather ironic.
Regardless, we must remember that we are all children of God. We were all created in His image and likeness. And there is never any reason why anyone should treat another person with anything less than kindness, compassion, love, and respect. Bullying is a terrible thing, and we must teach our children that people come in all shapes and sizes and that they must see Christ in everyone.
But why must everything these days be about sexuality? Why must sexuality be thrust upon us—and our children—even at the breakfast table? And by a cereal company, no less! People seem to get so bogged down in their sexuality that they forget that we are so much more than sexual beings. Christ and our faith tell us that sexuality is a beautiful and wonderful thing that should be shared only between a man and a woman in a marriage. But this is just one component of a human being.
We were created to know, love, and serve God, with the end goal of eternity with Christ in heaven. We can serve and love Him in a myriad of ways—many of which involve treating others well and with love. But loving others doesn’t always mean condoning their actions. Sometimes loving others means helping them see Christ’s truth and helping them learn to follow Him so that they too can spend eternity with Him.
This is what we need to impart to others. This is what we really should be discussing at the breakfast table.