Won'l someone please think of the children?!Remember the controversy (if you can call it that) over Spongebob Squarepants? It certainly should've surprised nobody when I said that anyone who saw sexual innuendo in that cartoon was in serious need of a life. Especially since sponges reproduce asexually. Perhaps the Puritans don't know the difference between homosexual and asexual.
Anyways, this article in Toronto's Globe and Mail gives a good insight into the mentality of these people.
The Federal Communications Commission brushed off 36 complaints filed by the so-called Parents Television Council. Their agenda is pretty similar to that of James Dobson, the disturbed man who saw gay propaganda in Spongebob.
So what sorts of hideous filth was the Parents Television Council trying to protect us from?
There were multiple complaints about a November 2003 episode of Gilmore Girls. In one scene, a character's grandfather reminisces about college pranks involving nudity. In another, two college students discuss an incident in which a male student who was nude spent the night in a dorm hallway.
It's worth noting that the episodes apparently didn't show actual nudity, but merely discussed it.
And that's not even considering the absurd proposition that nudity is equivalent to sex.
I wonder if the Puritans take showers with their clothes on.
A complaint over The Simpsons included a scene in which students carried picket signs with the phrases "What would Jesus glue?" and "Don't cut off my pianissimo."
I'm glad someone is thinking of the children.