AUTHOR: Slublog DATE: 1/20/2005 07:55:00 PM ----- BODY: Repair the Gaydar - Maybe he was jealous of all the great press Jerry Falwell got for 'outing' Tinky Winky. Maybe January is a slow month in Colorado. Maybe the guy's just losing it. I don't know what prompted James Dobson to accuse a cartoon character of promoting alternative lifestyles, but someone's got to take the guy aside and tell him to cool it. Conservatives just won a big victory that was celebrated today. We don't need the sort of distraction (or ridicule) that comes with attacking SpongeBob Squarepants. Yup. Dobson says SpongeBob has made a video to promote tolerance of homosexuality. Captain Ed has seen the video and says it's rather innocuous. I agree with the Captain that we shouldn't attempt to force "tolerance" down the throats of elementary school children. It seems to me that schools, especially the lower grades, should focus on cramming as much basic information about math, science, English, etc into the heads of children while they have the astounding capacity to retain information. The sorry state of American education shows the effect of using schools for social indoctrination rather than teaching. That having been said, though, Dobson has got to give this silly attack on a cartoon character a rest. Focus on the Family is a well-respected organization. This sort of nonsense will make it a source of mockery. --------