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Friday, January 28, 2005

cartoon madness

Report by Bruce Kluger, found at Alternet Media Culture via

"What fueled Dobson's preposterous broadside is the fact that the We Are Family Foundation has posted a 'tolerance pledge' on its web site that makes reference to respecting a person's 'sexual identity' (along with his or her beliefs, culture and race). This clearly doesn't sit well with the Reverend, who insists that such an inclusion 'crosses a moral line' – especially, it seems, in a music video that flaunts interspecies, puppet-cartoon miscegenation.'~~~BK, Alternet, 01-26-2004

BTW, here is the oh so offensive pledge (which I understand is not even going to be part of the video campaign that has been disparaged by the James Dobson gang), in its entirety:

Tolerance is a personal decision that comes from a belief that every person is a treasure. I believe that America's diversity is its strength. I also recognize that ignorance, insensitivity and bigotry can turn that diversity into a source of prejudice and discrimination.

To help keep diversity a wellspring of strength and make America a better place for all, I pledge to have respect for people whose abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity or other characteristics are different from my own.

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