I like justice. I oppose injustice.
So imagine my fury when I found out that a ShopRite supermarket in Easton, Pennsylvania ruined a 3-year-old child's birthday by refusing to make his cake the way his mother requested it. All Deborah Campbell wanted was for them to write out her son's name in the frosting - they denied her.
What horrible people would do such a thing? Why would anyone want to disappoint a little child like this? Why would they want to ruin the birthday of poor little. . . wait. . .WHAT'S his name??
Adolf. . .Hitler. . .Campbell??
Well then. . .that changes everything.
What horrible parents would do such a thing? Why would anyone want to name a little child that? Why would they want to ruin the life of a poor little kid?
Now, I'm not going to judge them too harshly- after all, it's not as completely ridiculous as some of the names picked by celebrities for their children - but why name your child after a name associated with hatred, bigotry and bad facial hair?
Well, Heath Campbell said he named his son after Adolf Hitler because he liked the name and because "no one else in the world would have that name." Right. And there's a REASON for that!
Apparently this isn't the first time the ShopRite store has had to deal with the Campbell family and this issue. Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for the supermarket, said that ShopRite has denied similar requests from the Campbells for the last two years - including a request for a swastika!
I guess the Campbells aren't exactly trying to change the connotation of little Adolf Hitler's name.
The Campbells have two other young children. Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell will be one in April and their two-year-old is named JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell. . .
These people should have their child-naming license revoked.
In fact, they probably shouldn't be having kids at all. Heath Campbell says that he was raised "not to avoid people of other races but not to mix with them socially or romantically." But, he then assures us all by saying he "would try to raise his children differently." At least he's trying, right?
In the end, the Campbells went to Wal-Mart and they made the cake without any qualms or quarrels.
So this story has a semi-happy ending. . .about the cake. . . I guess. . .*Sigh*. . .
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