Thursday, January 20, 2005

BBC NEWS | Americas | US right attacks SpongeBob video

I think this says a lot about the Christian Right and Focus on the Family (*nuff said*), I wonder how they would feel if people start attacking shows like Touched by an Angel and 7th Heaven for it's obviously rightist fundamentalist Judeo-Christian ethics properganda.

If anyone wonders why I support the Casino, it's because victory for the anti-Casino groups would in turn mean victory for the anti-choice, conservative and paternalistic religious right locally.

Okay, rant aside, issue at stake here, should a cartoon character which has been identified (or classified or adopted as it may seem) as a Gay Icon (even if its original intention were not as such) be then allowed to be propergated to Children.

Let us for the sake of argument put aside the obvious point that homosexuality is not an evil that we should not tolerate for the automatic argument would be that it ought to be propergated to Children to learn the value of tolerance for the diversity of values. But putting that aside for the moment and we lump homosexuality together with other things like sexual intercourse and the nude body as Things-Children-Should-Not-Know-About-Though-It's-Obvious-They-Will-Find-Out-About-It-Anyway category, would Spongebob Squarepants be as readily identifiable as a gay icon?

While it is an argument that something has become a gay icon and which is then used to promote such a lifestyle, the problem is that it seems incongruous that Children would pick up on that point, and even if they did, would somehow be persuaded to become homosexual all of a sudden.

At the end of the day...gee now...



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