Intolerance: Cartoon Character is "Not Homosexual"

Spongebob Squarepants 'SpongeBob SquarePants', the wacky cartoon character who sparked a 'GAY' alert warning by U.S. American 'Christian' conservative groups, is neither 'GAY' nor 'straight'. Patrick Starfish At least two 'Christian activist groups' said the innocent and hugely popular cartoon character 'SpongeBob' and his best mate 'Patrick Starfish' are being exploited to promote the acceptance of 'homosexuality'. Stephen Hillenburg 'SpongeBob's' creator, Mr.Stephen Hillenburg, 43, said the allegations are 'far-fetched' and his agenda does not go beyond fun and entertainment.
'It doesn't have anything to do with what we're trying to do', Mr.Hillenburg said on Friday, 2005-01-28-- two days before the Asian premiere of the 'SpongeBob SquarePants' movie in Singapore. 'We never intended them to be 'GAY'. I consider them to be almost 'asexual'; We're just trying to be funny and this has got nothing to do with the show'.
Na�ve 'SpongeBob', who lives in a pineapple under the Pacific Ocean, was 'outed' by the U.S. American media in 2002 after reports that the 'Nickelodeon TV' show and its merchandise were popular with 'GAYs'. James Dobson Influential U.S. American author and 'radio evangelist' Mr.James Dobson, among whose top political issues are opposition to 'same-sex' marriage and 'abortion rights', said last week that 'SpongeBob' had been included in a 'pro-homosexual video'.
'Their inclusion of the reference to 'sexual identity' within their 'tolerance pledge' is not only unnecessary but it crosses a moral line', said Mr.Dobson, founder of 'Focus on the Family'.
'SpongeBob' is one of the 'stars' of a music video due to be sent to 61_000 U.S. American schools in 2005-03. The makers -- the non-profit 'We Are Family Foundation' -- say the video is designed to 'encourage tolerance and diversity'. Mr.Hillenburg, a marine-science-teacher-turned-animator who lives in Hollywood and is married with a 6-year-old son, says he thinks there are 'more important issues to worry about'.
'I really don't pay much attention to this'.
Such allegations were common in the history of cartoon and children's entertainment, he said.
'Just think of "Laurel and Hardy" or "Ernie and Bert"', he said, referring to two popular American comic icons -- the former from the 1930s and latter from the U.S. American television series 'Sesame Street'.
In 1999, Britain's 'Teletubbies' were cast into sexual controversy by a U.S. American religious 'leader' who warned parents to be alert to subtle messages from 'Tinky Winky', one of the four androgynous characters, singled out for his purple colour and a triangular antenna on his head, both apparently symbolising 'GAY Pride'. Tinky Winky 'Nickelodeon', part of global media firm 'Viacom Inc.', has made 60 episodes since 'SpongeBob's' birth in 1996, and is working on another 20. It says the series is a big hit in Indonesia and has been translated into Hindi, Korean and Japanese. Mr.Hillenburg, who produced and directed his first 'SpongeBob' movie, has employed stars such as Mr.Alec. Baldwin and Ms.Scarlett Johansson to voice some of the characters while 'Baywatch' TV personality Mr.David Hasselhoff has made a non-cartoon appearance. 'Lay off SpongeBob says creator', Jan Dahinten, Reuters via Yahoo! News, 2005-01-28 09:16, Fr.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that you mention it, I do see what they mean. I may have a Tinky Winky, but I do not carry a handbag! I don't know about Spongebob, but his pal is called Pat Starfish! Whose starfish would YOU pat? And anyway, Pat Starfish does resemble a Dick sticking out of a pair of shorts. Draw your own conclusions. Captain Pugwash did.

1/29/2005 02:50:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These new characters are all part of the homosexual plot to affect the minds of innocent children into either accepting homosexuality or becomeing homosexuals. Make no mistake, whether denied or done for political correctness, it is really just promotion and propoganda. Brainwashing in fact.

1/30/2005 01:14:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr. James Dobson sets the record straight

By now you've undoubtedly heard about the controversy surrounding statements I made recently in which I reportedly accused a cartoon character named SpongeBob SquarePants of being "gay." Although I never made any such comment, the media has repeated the story incessantly, to the point that the truth of the matter has been completely obscured.

Here's what actually happened. In an address to congressional leaders last month, I briefly took the time to express my concern over a video that is being distributed to elementary schools featuring not only
SpongeBob, but more than 100 additional children's characters including the Muppets, Barney the Dinosaur, Bob the Builder, and Winnie the Pooh. The video itself is relatively harmless and is devoid of any sexual content. However, it is being incorporated into a larger
campaign, created by an organization called the We Are Family Foundation, to teach "tolerance" to young children. Unfortunately, rather than simply encouraging tolerance of those who come from different cultural, religious, or socio-economic backgrounds "which
we believe is a worthy objective" the curriculum also contains material designed to encourage young children to celebrate homosexual behavior.

To complicate the issue further, soon after this story broke, the pro-homosexual resources to which we took offense were suddenly removed from the We Are Family Foundation's Web site. However, despite the suspicious disappearance of this material and the public denials
on the part of the foundation that it was promoting homosexuality, we have extensive and detailed documentation showing that my original statements are still valid. It should be obvious that my concern lies
not with SpongeBob or Big Bird or any of the other characters in the video, but with the way the We Are Family Foundation is hijacking those childhood symbols to blatantly promote the teaching of homosexuality to children in elementary school.

The February edition of my monthly letter, which is being released a few days early, explains this situation in greater detail. It can be accessed on Focus on the Family's Web site by clicking here. I hope
you will take the time to read it and get a better understanding of what has transpired. This is especially important if you are a parent with children in public school. Now, more than ever, we must be
vigilant in staying abreast of what our little ones are being taught in the classroom.

James C. Dobson, Ph.D.
Founder and Chairman

2/01/2005 12:25:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, CO 80995
1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459)

2/01/2005 12:26:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey wait a minute... this is not a real person, why are christian groups getting involved in this type of thing? Why don't they stick to pushing their own thing better, its a free market, and they ought to be confident enough in their own thing not to have to try smear campaigning.

2/07/2005 01:47:00 am  
Anonymous Simes said...

It's revisionism, plan and simple!

The prominent homosexuals today are turning historical figures into homosexuals.

Children are taught that homosexuality is historically commonplace, and now they are getting the message through cartoons that it is normal.

It started with feminism, when feminists revised history to bolster the historical role of women and beef up the female influence on composers, authors and poets.

When we all got used to this, political correctness got a foothold, so that normal people started becoming the voice in the wildreness, for who could speak out against it?

Then everyone started walking on eggshells because of what happened to the Jews under the Nazis in the last world war.

Next up was the blacks in America, and suddenly we start seeing blacks represented in entertainment (on TV and in movies) in a 'more positive light' - regardless of historical accuracy!

... and so today we rewrite historical novels and plays to cater for the sensitivities of women, blacks, and now homosexuals - otherwise present and future generations would inherit ideas that are supposed to be 'wrong'.

6/16/2005 12:24:00 am  

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