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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Video with 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Banned in Colorado Springs School

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Colorado Springs Gazette: D-20 rejects disputed video

Excerpt - Academy School District 20 won’t show students a children’s music video that conservative groups have denounced for promoting acceptance of gay lifestyles.

The videos are being distributed to schools nationwide and arrived at Pikes Peak-area school districts this week.

The four-minute video features about 100 popular cartoon characters and puppets — including SpongeBob SquarePants, Kermit the Frog, Big Bird and Barney — singing “We Are Family.”

It sparked controversy this year when the American Family Association and Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family claimed one of the motives behind the singalong was to encourage children to accept homosexuality.

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Hard Comment: Good thing right? - as in 'Right Wing Whacko's!' -- We Can all relax now, the children are saved, they can go home and watch Bill O'Really interview CIA Agents Defending Torture.


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