Tuesday, January 25, 2005

In the Interest of Presenting the Facts...

With apparent glee some on the left have reported a story claiming that James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, is involved in a crusade against SpongeBob Squarepants --claiming that he is gay...

Though a great story...this is not true. This was debunked, not by Dr. Dobson, but by Nile Rogers -producer/songwriter -and the very man whose video is at the heart of this 'controversy'. Last night on 'The O'Reilly Factor' Rogers set the record straight and the story was a bit different than that reported by the BBC and the version put forth on Saturday Night Live and by the MSM...

Nile Rogers started the We Are Family Foundation, which is distributing a video to schools with many Muppets and cartoon characters singing 'We Are Family". The message is one of tolerance and diversity. A radio station in Florida mistakenly went to WeAreFamily.org which is in fact a gay and lesbian organization. Dr. James Dobson never declared Spongebob gay. A researcher from FOTF picked up on this radio station's mistake and attributed the Nile Roger's video to this homosexual organization with virtually the same name.

Nile Rogers said that his video has nothing to do with sexual orientation and is only meant for kids to see that 'we are all family' and they should be nice to the kid in their class who may like different from them. There was never an accusation that SpongeBob was homosexual.

The Democratic Underground, once again proving they can't research something before they print it,...is also featuring this story on their website...

Just to set the record straight...

* Bringing Up Boys By Dr. James Dobson (an excellent book).

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