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Saturday, January 22, 2005

CRACKPOT Christians

One thing I love about the Internet is there is always something (or someone) to write about, or more specifically, to crack back on.

Take Dr. James C. Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family. This (apparently) paranoid individual and the organization he founded has, for some reason, decided to attack a cartoon character, SpongeBob SquarePants, and accuse poor ol' SB/SP of conspiring with other cartoon characters in an insidious plot to turn all of our beloved children into flaming homosexuals.

This would be gut-splitting, floor-rolling laughable if it weren't so incredibly sad and stunning, because these nutjobs actually believe what they are saying is the God's truth.

Even after being figurately roasted and boiled in oil across the nation, these guys STILL defended their actions and their words, to wit:

We see the video as an insidious means by which the orgnization is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids. It is a classic bait and switch.

I've seen the video. There are absolutely no references to sex, sexuality, or even the difference in genders. The video consists of a bunch of cartoon characters, including SB/SP, singing "We Are Family."

I'm too stunned to even shake my head.

Meanwhile, Michael Ventre hits the nail on the head with his commentary on the whole sad event, aptly describing these wonderfully tolerant individuals as CRACKPOTS:

But of course, not all Christians are alike. Many, if not most, Christians understand the true message of Jesus. But there is a frightening number of so-called Christians who can be best described as creepy, rigid, arrogant, cruel, know-it-all, pompous, obnoxious and treacherous — better known by the acronym C.R.A.C.K.P.O.T.

And this had me chuckling:

SpongeBob SquarePants is a hugely popular cartoon character. He lives inside a pineapple underneath the sea. The CRACKPOT Christians, however, would like you to believe that he really lives in a loft in Greenwich Village above an antiques store with his longtime companion.

I do enjoy the Internet, in all of its splendor!

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