AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 1/26/2005 04:57:00 PM ----- BODY: Now THAT'S Inclusive - The president of the United Church of Christ, John H. Thomas, says he welcomes SpongeBob Squarepants, Tinky Winky and Barney or Big Bird to the UCC. It's a ridiculous publicity stunt, of course, since all of those characters are fictional. It's a response to the kerfuffle over recent comments by Dr. James Dobson. The UCC, through insulting commercials and this recent story, are trying to set themselves up as a Christian denomination where one can feel good about attending church and being a Christian without actually, you know, paying attention to that book those religious nuts use. Either that, or someone is taking this song far too seriously. --------