December 1, 2005

Religion Professor Expunged Over SpongeBob

Wednesday April 27th 2005, 9:25 am
Filed under: Obscene!, Right Watch

A religion professor at Hope College, a private liberal arts school in Michigan, has resigned amid controversy created when he criticized James Dobson for outing a certain cartoon character. (Hint: It was the absorbent guy who wears geometrical britches.)

After professor Miguel de la Torre published a column in the local paper ridiculing Dobson, the president of the college sent de la Torre a letter stating that the column had “irreparably damaged the reputation of Hope in our community.”

And here’s an excerpt from the column that so sullied the institution:

Yes folks, Dobson outed SpongeBob during an inaugural feast held last week for members of Congress. It appears that SpongeBob joined other so-called “gay lovers” like Winnie the Pooh, Kermit the Frog and Barney ton a new video asking children to take a “tolerance pledge” — a pledge to show dignity and respect for those who are different, whether it be different gender, race, ethnicity, faith and yes, orientation. Heaven forbid we teach our children to demonstrate agape (unconditional) love toward those who are different, when fear and ignorance are more useful tools for winning elections.

Nevertheless, our fear of gays requires we smoke them out and persecute them even if it endangers the security of our nation.

More at The Grand Rapids Press.

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