The Final Straw With The LATimes
Tonight at 11:00 I got around to reading his post ... right after I read the LATimes editorial that will lead me to do just that, at long, long, last. Where's a soldier, sailor, airman or marine when you need one?
There have been so many reasons to cancel my 25-year subscription that I can't believe it wasn't Grope-inator, Swiftboats or even Eason Jordan, who Hugh was on a rant about, but a cartoon sponge that finally did it. The so-called professional journalists who write their editorials couldn't even be worried enough about truth to type "family.org" into their browser before writing a snide and petty editorial on Dr. Dobson and Sponge Bob.
I'm not even going to talk about the editorial. You can read it here if you want to waste five minutes. It says nothing new; it only tries to be cute and vicious, but you can read more cute on just about any blog on any day, and it's impossible to be vicious without veritas.
Nine letters, f-a-m-i-l-y.o-r-g, and they would have had to write their way around truth with integrity instead of taking cheap shots at one of our most respected Christian leaders. You can't miss Dr. Dobson's explanation of what he really said about Sponge Bob and the "We Are a Family" video -- that's what you're supposed to base your stuff on, right, guys? -- because the click-through is at the very top thing on the Focus on the Family home page.
Here's a little of what the leader of the organization that means so much to so many Christians had to say:
But while the video is harmless on its own, I believe the agenda behind it is sinister. My brief comments at the [Family Research Council] gathering were intended to express concern not about SpongeBob or Big Bird or any of their other cartoon friends, but about the way in which those childhood symbols are apparently being hijacked to promote an agenda that involves teaching homosexual propaganda to children. Nevertheless, the media jumped on the story by claiming that I had accused SpongeBob of being "gay." Some suggested that I had confused the organization that had created the video with a similarly named gay-rights group. In both cases, the press was dead wrong, and I welcome this opportunity to help them get their facts straight.Avoiding the issue at all cost, the LA Times lambasted away to win the ignorant, bigoted chuckles of their shrinking, increasingly less significant audience.
Update: This rainy Sunday is the last day of LAT home delivery for me. When I went out to get it and the OCRegister from the driveway, I saw that the LAT poly bag had opened. Just the news sections had slid out, and rested, waterlogged, where they belonged: in the gutter.