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Thursday, January 27th, 2005 · 3 Comments

Last week I posted this entry about the right-wing, anti-gay Christian groups who are going after Sponge Bob because, you know, he promotes the gay lifestyle. Yesterday Mark Morford tackled the subject, along with its greater implications in the world where hateful, ignorant people in groups like Focus on the Family and the AFA have a “shockingly powerful pull on American society.” I highly recommend reading it in its entirety. / SpongeBob, Evil Gay Heathen / How sad to be a right-wing Christian in a world full of homo cartoons and scary nipples:

It’s because the frantically animated sea creature is now appearing, alongside noted pagan cartoon perverts Barney the Dinosaur and Winnie-the-Pooh and the Rugrats and Bob the Builder, in a nonprofit video sent to 60,000 schools and designed to promote that vile demon called, ahem, tolerance. And diversity.

(Our fair SpongeBob was singled out, by the way, because of his noted popularity with gay men, perhaps given his propensity for flamboyant exuberance and a love of show tunes and his very gayly named pet snail, Gary. Or something).

So then, the cute part: To the vast sentient population of the planet, people like those in Focus on the Family and the American Family Association (the other terrified little group that found SpongeBob to be sexually dangerous) are, well, just plain sad, small, lost in a world where everything is a threat and everything wants to stab at their mealy souls and everything reeks of debauchery and demonism and copious amounts of residual Astroglide.


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jordan // Jan 27, 2005 at 3:15 pm

    You know, now that there’s no election to devote our energy to, we liberals are able to return to our favorite past times. High among these is the production of gay propaganda.

  • 2 Dave Reed // Jan 28, 2005 at 1:47 am

    So, will these groups then claim that the “brown sea floor” is actually SpongeBob’s santorum?

  • 3 jen a. // Jan 28, 2005 at 9:45 am

    a sad, sad week for cartoons… the right is once again going after pbs: