"Christians issue gay warning on SpongeBob video:
LOS ANGELES, California (Reuters) -- Conservative Christian groups accuse the
makers of a video starring SpongeBob SquarePants, Barney and a host of other
cartoon characters of promoting homosexuality to children."
I have such mixed feelings on situations like this. That Dr. Dobson (Focus on
the Family) has given these guys a hard time on their tolerance policy.
I do not think that Jesus' message & the Christian life is about being nice &
trying to create world peace with an Oprah theology/attitude of : all faith of
any sort is the same. I do think that God has a specific agenda for
Christians. & that we should be different from the world, BUT the attitudes of
politically charged groups like Focus on the Family drive me up a wall.
I see the need to teach children about sin & the way that God has set us up to
live (including the pitfalls & false perceptions that we can fall into), & to
not be wishy-washy about what the lord actually does say about things like
My major issue is how do we practice this?? how do we walk it out?
Jesus crossed so many socio-religious boundries, basically crushing the
religious thought of his day to bring the kingdom - to be the initiator of a
new life - naturally supernatural life with the creator. Where He is present
and we are the pawns in the game (if we choose to be) is what will make us
Making such an issue out of a freaking cartoon seems the opposite of what Jesus
From the blog of Peter Eavis: Jesus, being the Son of God, also knows that love,
not power, ulitmately changes lives, hearts and societies. He preaches a wild
message of inclusive love that reaches out to evildoers, too.