Saturday, January 8, 2005

it's still not ok to be gay

it's not just tinky winky anymore. everyone's gay.

i found this article via echidne.

A pro-family group is accusing homosexual activists of using popular children's TV characters to indoctrinate young children into their lifestyle. Specifically, the group is questioning the intention of a new children's video featuring those characters.

SpongeBob SquarePants, Barney the Dinosaur, Arthur, Dora the Explorer, JoJo, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Big Bird, Bob the Builder -- those and many others are among the characters starring in a music video remake of the 1970s song "We Are Family" that is designed to promote diversity and tolerance in the classroom.

A special DVD version will be distributed to 61,000 public and private elementary schools nationwide, along with lesson plans for teachers. Distribution of the DVD is being donated by FedEx.

Ed Vitagliano, a researcher for the American Family Association, questions the motives behind the project. The problem, he says, is that it is an "open door" to a secondary discussion of homosexuality. [emphasis added]
isn't this a good thing? i'm a bit confused. promoting diversity and tolerance is okay, as long as it's not about homosexuality. what kind of tolerance is okay?

though i have not seen the video, i think it is a good idea. but who even likes barney anymore?

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