Friday, August 18, 2006

From the Pockets of Bigots

Focus on the Family is Dr. James Dobson's right wing Christian organization. Dobson believes in patriarchal marriages, that one should spank their children, homosexuality can be cured, stem cell research is akin to Nazi experiments, and that Sponge Bob Squarepants is gay. His organization based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado and will give you free books, CDs, and DVDs.

This article in a Seattle alternative paper gives step by step instructions as to how one can receive up to one hundred dollars of free merchandise per order.

Now, the Focus on the Family site does request a "suggested" donation, but I think we can all agree with Homer Simpson what a suggested donation means.

I can't wait to order 101 Frequently Asked Questions About Homosexuality by Mike Haley or Sex Begins in the Kitchen: Because Love is an All-Day Affair by Kevin Leman or maybe even a Chronicles of Narnia DVD.

For every dollar they waste by sending you free gear, it's one less dollar they have to lobby Washington, DC.


Blogger lemming said...

What's the line from When Harry Met Sally? Something like "the kitchen floor is made of ceramic tile and it's very cold and uncomfortable."

August 18, 2006  
Blogger indymtgpro77 said...

I love it! I am ordering NOW!

Thanks Torpor! You made my day!

August 18, 2006  
Blogger Vengelyne said...

Love Homer's definition of suggested donation!

August 18, 2006  
Blogger John Good said...

Great idea, Torp! Stick it to the man. . err. .uptight, condemning, bigoted, neo-con freak. Yeah. . that sounds much better. ;)

August 18, 2006  
Blogger drëâmè® said...

haha... hilarious... I still can't believe the spongbob theory =/

I'm Sahar by the way :)

August 18, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

I think that's it, Lemming.

Welcome, Sahar

August 18, 2006  
Blogger Elisabeth said...

Doesn't the popular "She calls me Daddy" sound like a porn film?

August 18, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Hilarious, Elisabeth.

August 21, 2006  
Blogger Christopher Taylor said...

Er... James Dobson doesn't believe Spongebob Squarepants is gay, and neither does anyone else. What he did notice is that a pro-homosexual agenda movie for kids included footage of Spongebob Squarepants and he like others asked if the creators were aware of how this children's character was being used.

Do try to stick to the facts, I'm sure you can find things to disagree with the man without inventing things.

Have you spent any time studying foetal stem cell research, though? Turns out adult stem cells and ones taken from the placenta can be used in their place with exactly the same reactive ability. In other words - same characteristics of foetal stem cells without the ethical questions.

Seems like a win/win, especially given the vast supply of placentas in a country like the USA. Doesn't it?

August 22, 2006  
Blogger torporific said...

Yes, he claimed he was misquoted after the story broke. Why should I believe him.

As for stem cells, perhaps you need to understand science better. Placental stem cells and adult stem cells are not pluripotent. They are considered 'multipotent'
Embryonic stem cells from a blastocyst (a recently fertilized embryo) in which the blastocyst is destroyed to get the stem cells, are truly pluripotent. Pluripotent means they can turn into ANY kind of cell given the right conditions of growth. Placental and adult stem cells are not as flexible in their ability to change into any cell, so there is quite a difference.

August 23, 2006  
Blogger Invisigirl said...

I love getting free shtuff.

I don't feel TOO badly about it... I have some friends that are gonna love the copy of "Beyond the Lesbian Struggle".

August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Kevin said...

I jumped in the fray and ordered a few books myself. (I want to find out why I turned gay and what my agenda is) ;-)

But...while this takes a bit from the FOF pockets, doesn't this line the pockets of the bigoted authors?

August 25, 2006  

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