Sunday, January 23, 2005

Maureen Dowd: A Bunch of Krabby Patties

As usual, Maureen Dowd goes a little over the top in Sunday's column, but her points are well taken. The whole SpongeBob controversy just amazes me. I've seen a segment of the alleged brainwashing piece and it's nothing but cute, with hundreds of kids' favorites, encouraging little ones to get along with everyone, no matter their skin color, religion, or, yes, sexual identity. That Dr. Dobson would be outraged by this is certainly telling. If he's not for tolerance, then he must be for intolerance. Is that Christian? Is he suggesting kids should start beating up their gay friends? It's just breathtakingly ignorant. Dowd ties this brouhaha into Bush's inaugural address, which has also lit a firestorm around the world. Can't we all just get along?


At 8:44 AM, Blogger John Calvin said...

Tolerance is that virtue that lubricates social relationships, making it possible for us to live in harmony and cooperate with those whose beliefs and behaviors we personally disapprove. In redefining tolerance the homosexual activists have eliminated a useful tool for living at peace and harmony with those of whom we in some way disapprove.

Thus the ridiculous "zero tolerance" policies in schools have made it impossible for administrators to distinguish between a thug who brings a blade to school and a fourth grader who brings a plastic knife in his lunch box to cut an apple.


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