Religious Right Attacks SpongeBob SquarePants

(from the these people seriously need to get a life dept.)

US right attacks SpongeBob video:

Focus on the Family and other groups say the video – a remake of the Sister Sledge hit, We Are Family – is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda.

The video’s makers plan to mail it to US schools in the spring to promote tolerance and diversity.

They say the attack is based on a misunderstanding.

The video also features children’s favourites like Bob the Builder, along with characters from Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

But James Dobson, founder of right-wing Christian group Focus on the Family, singled out SpongeBob at a black-tie dinner in Washington in the run-up to President Bush’s inauguration, the New York Times said.

SpongeBob – who appears on the children’s cable channel Nickelodeon – is seen as an icon for adult gay men in the US, apparently because he regularly holds hands with his sidekick Patrick.

When the hell did promoting tolerance and diversity become anti-Christian? It seems to me tolerance and diversity falls under the whole “love thy neighbor as thyself” deal.

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