Tolerance is the Problem, Not Sponge Bob
Reported by Deborah - January 22, 2005
James C Dobson, Focus on the Family, was on Hannity & Colmes tonight to set the record straight on reports that he claimed that Sponge Bob Square Pants promotes homosexuality.Turns out that Dobson has problems with a video produced by the the We Are Family Foundation which brings together characters like Sponge Bob, Big Bird and Barney with the Sister Sledge song We Are Family.
This video was created by the foundation to teach children about diversity and tolerance and will be distributed to 60,000 schools with a teacher's guide to help get this important lesson across.
James C Dobson ,who set parenting back to the 19th century by advocating spanking as a disciplinary tool, claims that he was a victim of liberal media distortion.Dobson thinks that parents should be concerned because this video "drives" children to sign a pledge of tolerance towards all people including gays and this is an effort to change the way children think.
Here is what one of Dobson's colleagues had to say on the subject.
"If you look at the Web site, it becomes pretty clear that a part of the agenda is to change the definition of family to include virtually anyone who chooses to be called a family, including homosexual couples and homosexual couples raising children," said Peter Sprigg, senior director of policy studies of the Washington-based Family Research Council. "Much of what they have is coded language that is regularly used by the pro-homosexual movement such as `tolerance' and `diversity.'
Comment:Of course it's an effort to change the way children think. That's the whole point, Mr Dobson.We want our children to embrace diversity without fear or hatred. We are trying to erace the darkness of bigotry in our kids so the next generations can live together with respect and harmony. Don't claim to be a family advocate while promoting this hateful attitude wrapped up in a Christian package.It's not fair to true Christians and not fair to our kids.