Friday, January 21, 2005

SpongeBob LeatherPants

I want these nutbars to keep going with stuff...I think if the right-wing religious freaks keep knocking on doors like this, the hysterical laughter and eventual backlash could be epic. SpongeBob is a "classic bait and switch" for the homosexual agenda? That's fuckin' priceless. Man, I love fanatics, they're so cute...

This article is from today' s Boston Herald, but this story is everywhere:

Happy cartoon icon SpongeBob SquarePants is just a little too gay for one conservative Christian group that charges that Bikini Bottom's most famous resident is a homosexual.

Focus on the Family is up in arms about a music video created by the We Are Family Foundation that shows the popular porous cartoon character and several other kids' favorites dancing to the Sister Sledge song, "We Are Family.'' The group claims SpongeBob & Co. are promoting a "pro-gay agenda.''

"We see the video as an insidious means by which the organization is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids,'' Paul Batura, a spokesman for Focus on the Family, told the New York Times. "It is a classic bait and switch.''

The Times reported that the group's head, James Dobson, also attacked SpongeBob at a pre-inauguration black-tie dinner in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night.

Dobson apparently believes that SpongeBob and his cartoon sidekick, Patrick - who are often seen holding hands - are secretly practicing the Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name.

10 Comments:

At 10:16 AM, Blogger ethan said...

my favorite part is:

"the organization is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids"

really, could there be a more perfect description of what batura's group does?

if teaching acceptance/diversity is brainwashing, what do you call teaching ignorance and blind hate?

that guy needs a serious fucking cock-punch.

 
At 10:37 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Right on, Ethan, right on. See, my problem is, I laugh at this stuff, but it is a pretty serious matter. Some of these people are dangerous...cockpunches for all.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Phiul said...

These would all be great arguments if they weren't already cats-gamed by the left-wing freaks. Just as annoying and sad are all the leftists that go nuts everytime someone mentions Santa Claus in a school choir performance or utters the word "God" in the pledge of allegiance.

I'm no conservative, but I ain't no liberal neither. The argument against radicals would be a lot more compelling if the left didn't have radicals that were just as ridiculous.

Drawing people to the middle needs the same strategy Elaine employed to draw in her cunilingus-challenged saxaphone lover - don't make any sudden movements (like calling Spongebob a fag and God an asshole).

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Titsy, you definitely have a point...as much as I don't believe in the Almighty God or his fun-lovin' son Jesus(unless you consider Jerry and Trey the filler of those roles), you have to respect the fact that 80+ percent of this country is Christian and 90+ percent believe strongly in a higher power. I think being over-religious is fuckin' silly and the cause of much of the world's problems, much taking down a nativity scene because it's offensive is about the dumbest thing I've ever heard.

I will admit some culpability in the fact that I wish the fanatics on the right go away forever, while the ones on the left don't bother me AS MUCH...

Nonetheless, religion is the opiate of the masses, and these fockers are gettin' higher than ever these days.

 
At 2:22 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

i may be one of those lefties, but get that god and religion shit out of my fucking face. if you believe in god, fine, just don't tell me that i need to believe in the same thing. if you believe that homosexuality is immoral, that's your right. it's not your right to tell people that they cannot have a different view than you. that's the problem with the religious right: they are trying to take away people's freedom to believe what they want by getting government involved in religion. left wingers, i agree, may be too forceful in attacking religion but i feel it may be necessary at times to ensure that minority views are not oppressed. sponge bob and that purple teletubby would make a beautiful couple though.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

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At 2:23 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

i may be one of those lefties, but get that god and religion shit out of my fucking face. if you believe in god, fine, just don't tell me that i need to believe in the same thing. if you believe that homosexuality is immoral, that's your right. it's not your right to tell people that they cannot have a different view than you. that's the problem with the religious right: they are trying to take away people's freedom to believe what they want by getting government involved in religion. left wingers, i agree, may be too forceful in attacking religion but i feel it may be necessary at times to ensure that minority views are not oppressed. sponge bob and that purple teletubby would make a beautiful couple though.

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger hoobs said...

sorry for posting the same crap, blogger sucks. god is awesome.

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger ethan said...

hoobs i agree with your statement but here's a flaw in your premise:

"that's the problem with the religious right: they are trying to take away people's freedom to believe what they want by getting government involved in religion."

you could easily replace "religious right" with "liberal left", and replace "religion" with (for lack of a better example) "social security".

really, i think the underlying problem with both of those groups is that they are trying to take away people's freedoms (to believe what they want) by getting the government to impose their (the group's) moral agenda. whether your morals are based on religion or socialism or whatever is irrelevant.

and for the record, i'm not trying to rehash the SS issue debated earlier - just trying to make a point that (i feel) is completely logical.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Matty Mac said...

Let me start by saying that what I am about to say is not nearly as intelligent as any comments above nor is it politically motivated in any way, seriously. Mainly because, these days, I don't know what wing I stand on nor do politics interest me so much.

Anyway.........

Like Chris Rock said in "Dogma", religion is a good idea gone wrong. It was an idea of a higher being created way the fuck back when the likes of Nero and before him were terrorizing people and these people needed some outlet of hope. Something to ease their hearts and minds knowing that someday they will be saved from the horror. Again, at first it was a good idea. Things turned to shit when the factioning of these religions began. When "my" idea of God or a higher power was slightly different than "yours".

In essence, if you look back into the history of Christianity/Judaism/Islam, you can trace the roots all back to one root. Of course, this is the scholarly/historical view and many people who are really into their faith can dispute this, but I am making a point here and no knocking anyone's beliefs in any way. What I mean is that when it comes down to it we all worship, in some singular way, the same God. It's just that our views of that God are different. And those views, when in the hands of the wrong people, can be taken to extreme levels and result in little things like war, genocide and wedding chapels in Vegas. Unfortunately, there is really nothing we can do about it. For every one peaceful, tolerant religion, there are five religions that seek to overcome every other belief system out there.

Now, this is my opinion and I expect to be thumped over the head for it by at a few people. But take the extreme, evengelical Christians that walk around the city with placards adorning their chests preaching about how if you don't believe in what they do, you're going to hell. They preach about the bible and how it says that believe in God and you will be saved, blah blah blah. The bible does say that, but these people are self-righteous hypocrites. I may believe in the same "God" as they do, which should mean that I should be saved. But since I don't believe in "God" the same way they do, then I am wrong and I will burn eternally in hell. They show you one thing and tell you another.

And, speaking of the bible, there are people out there who take it just a little too literally. I went to a Catholic college and I have a degree in Theology (don't ask) and historical research has shown that the bible was written hundreds of years AFTER these things actually happened. Meaning, it's like that game you may have played as a kid. You take a group of 20 people and the first person says some phrase or sentence to the second person. The second person relays it to the third, third to the fourth and so on. Eventually, when the last person gets it, the phrase or sentence is different in some way. So, in biblical terms, we can say that these stories most likely changed over time as they were passed on verbally from generation to generation. Again, these stories were passed down to give people hope and morality and eventually someone decided to write them down. Therefore, it was written to be taken figuratively and used as a model to live and believe. Not to be taken and used to shove up people's asses.

Where am I going with this?

Oh yeah, again, when an idea or belief gets in the wrong hands, bad shit happens. And the religious right may contain one or twenty of these people. But, we are in a free country that was started because of religious persecution, so we just have to deal with it. Not to say that I like that because I do believe in the old church and state separation thing.

Again, I've lost my train of thought. I apologize. I could go on and on about this shit. But it's 4:40 on a friday.

Nibb High football rules.

 

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