22 January 2005

U.S. Christians Issue Gay Warning Over Kid Video

Now Sponge-Bob can join the ranks of other gay characters who entertain children like Tinky-Winky, Bert and Ernie, Dr. Quest and Race Bannon, Snagglepuss, Peppermint Patty, C3PO in Star Wars, etc.

I'm glad to see that the Religious Right is concerned about important matters affecting our culture.


Katharine said...

I have to wonder how the Religious Right can possibly take itself seriously. Unfortunately, many non-Christians think all Christians are like that. Scary!


Anonymous said...

Check out the website of the United Church of Christ -- the head of the denomination is shown meeting with Spongebob in his office. Brilliant, funny and heartwarming -- and very smart use of web media. Let's definitely lump all Christians in one box.

Larry Yates
Maurertown VA

Steve Caldwell said...

You should take a look at the United Church of Christ news article on their web site.

Rev. John H. Thomas (UCC President) is photographed greeting SpongeBob and the press release says:

" ... Jesus' message of extravagant welcome extends to all, including SpongeBob Squarepants - the cartoon character that has come under fire for allegedly holding hands with a starfish.

"Absolutely, the UCC extends an unequivocal welcome to SpongeBob," the Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC's general minister and president, said, only partly in jest. "Jesus didn't turn people away. Neither do we."

For that matter, Thomas explained, the 1.3 million-member church, if given the opportunity, would warmly receive Barney, Big Bird, Tinky-Winky, Clifford the Big Red Dog or, for that matter, any who have experienced the Christian message as a harsh word of judgment rather than Jesus' offering of grace.

The UCC's welcome comes in the wake of laughable accusations by James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, that the popular SpongeBob and other well-known cartoon characters are crossing "a moral line" by stressing tolerance in a national We Are Family Foundation-sponsored video that will be distributed to U.S. schools on March 11, 2005."

You can read more about this online at: