Their inclusion of the reference to ‘sexual identity” within their ‘tolerance pledge’ is not only unnecessary, but it crosses a moral line.
- James Dobson
You know, there are threats to the physical and emotional well-being of our children everywhere. From sex and violence in the media to the pedophile outside their school to the lure of alcohol and drugs, there is always something out there that could be perceived as a threat to the innocence of our children. These threats, though, pale in comparison to the biggest bogeyman facing our children today: SpongeBob Squarepants and his hidden homosexual agenda. (WTF?)
I find it astonishing that groups like Dobson’s Focus on the Family and Ed Vitagliano’s American Family Association can preach “Christian” values and yet see absolutely no contradiction in advocating the hatred and marginalization of those whose lifestyle they disapprove of. This is chillingly representative of the mentality that sent 6 million Jews to their death in WWII, and while I am loathe to compare Focus on the Family to Hitler’s Germany, it is not a stretch in this case. Of course, Hitler never had to cope with the obvious threat posed by a cartoon sponge who lives in a pineapple under the sea.
These “pro-family” groups are so focused on their narrow hate-filled “morality” that they see no contradiction in effectively defining homosexuals as subhuman. They are simply a more civilized, less obviously hateful version of Fred Phelps and his ilk.
These people will sit in church on Sunday morning and feel good about themselves and their piety. Yet they will continue to focus their hatred on a cartoon character who lives in a pineapple under the sea. That this will be done in the name of “family values” should be an insult to any lucid, intelligent human being.
Hatred and intolerance are not family values- unless you’re a fundamentalist Christian whose God is a angry, hate-filled, vindictive Supreme Being. Methinks some of these folks ought to spend a bit more time reading their Scriptures and a bit less trying to control the behavior of others. Remember, Christian charity starts at home…a lesson most fundamentalists have clearly not taken to heart.