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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:53 PM
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Dobson and Medved decry "Happy Feet" for promoting homosexuality as - gasp - genetic!
:scared:

Are these two really crazy, just really big assholes, or both? :shrug:

From MediaMatters:

Dobson and Medved warned of purported pro-gay "subtext" in Happy Feet
During the December 11 edition of his Focus on the Family broadcast, FOF founder and chairman James Dobson hosted syndicated conservative radio host Michael Medved to discuss the film Happy Feet (Warner Bros., November 2006), an animated feature about penguins living in Antarctica during a period of environmental upheaval. Medved claimed that the film contains a "subtext, as there so often is, about homosexuality," prompting Dobson to wonder whether the filmmakers are "getting at the idea that homosexuality is genetic."

As Media Matters for America has noted, in a November 17 entry, titled "Don't Be Misled By Crappy Feet," on his Townhall.com weblog, Medved called the animated movie, "the darkest, most disturbing feature length animated film ever offered by a major studio." He further alleged that the film contains "a bizarre anti-religious bias" and "a subtext that appears to plead for endorsement of gay identity." Medved also attacked Happy Feet in a November 29 op-ed in USA Today for its purported "pro-environmental" propaganda, as Media Matters also documented.

During the December 11 Focus on the Family broadcast, Medved repeated his warning of Happy Feet's purported pro-gay propaganda:

DOBSON: There is a movie that's out now, called Happy Feet. It's about penguins. It's obviously designed to pull children in and yet, you don't like it. I've read some of the things you've said about it. I haven't seen it and don't plan to see it but from what I've heard, I don't like it either. Explain why.

MEDVED: Because it's depressing and it's dark.

<...>

MEDVED: And then there's this whole subtext, as there so often is, about homosexuality. Not that the penguins are gay -- they're not gay -- but the one penguin hero doesn't fit in and the religious authorities -- the so-called religious right in the penguin world -- are very judgmental. They say, "You are not a penguin. You're not a real penguin." And then he makes this heartfelt plea, he says, "Dad, you have to accept me as I am. I can't change." And --

DOBSON: Are they getting at the idea that homosexuality is genetic? Is that what the subtle implication is?

MEDVED: Well, how many times do we hear that in the media? That it's not a matter of choice, it's not a matter of change, and my problem with that -- as I understand, that there are some people, who -- for whom that may be true, but they're other people -- and you and I know them -- who have changed their lives and have turned around their lives.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200612150002

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salinen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:58 PM
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1. Butthead
and Bevis
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 08:59 PM
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2. Sexual orientation as a genetics matter is bad for their business.
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:30 PM
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8. It would also make it an "immutable characteristic"
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 09:32 PM by depakid
for purposes of the federal Civil Rights Act- thereby preventing ignorant bigots like those to from discriminating against gays and lesbians.

Medved and Dobson really are disgusting individuals, and it's depressing that they continue to ind pulpits for their worthless acts.

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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:06 PM
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3. Bat. Shit. Crazy. n/t
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Tom Joad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:19 PM
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4. The real truth is that the penquins are sinful, and need to accept Jesus
as their lord and savior, and they need to support the US military and its vast arsenal of nuclear weapons.
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cdeca2005 Donating Member (41 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:21 PM
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5. Gay Penguins?????
Is the movie about these penguins?

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/07...

ROFLMAO
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:26 PM
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6. That story is awesome....
Has Fred Phelps shown up at the Central Park Zoo with an "All Penguin Fags Must Die" sign yet?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:29 PM
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7. Thanks for dusting that one off.
hilarious
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:38 PM
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9. Oh for crying out loud
Those whackjobs have to find insidious undertones in freaking everything just to try to justify their continued existence and to keep wringing funds out of the idiots who support them. :puke:
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pepperbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:49 PM
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10. Dobson hits it right on the head as usual.....
I've read some of the things you've said about it. I haven't seen it and don't plan to see it but from what I've heard, I don't like it either.

why bother seeing the movie when you can just sit idly by and comment on it?

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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:45 PM
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11. Why is it that these types see homosexuality EVERYWHERE?
It seems to me that mr dobson needs to look inside himself to explore the reasons why he seems to preoccupied with sexual orientation and seems to see some sort of homosexual agenda under each and every stone, rock, weed and slug. Ridiculous...

Children won't see what this perverted creep and those of his ilk sees peeking around every corner.
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