Sunday, August 15, 2004

First Tinky Winky

And now Lilo and Stitch. That's right, not-so-gentle readers, and I learned all about it at the Farmer's Market on Friday. I ran into a friend of mine who married a guy from my senior class. He's on a secret mission in Iraq, so she's had a bit of spare time on her hands (when not worrying her ass off). So she visited the in laws. And went to church with them. (Yup, it's one of those.)

She's Catholic, but is very open-minded about religion. She's of the opinion that everyone should learn about other religions and be free to choose their own path in the world. Being the good sister-in-law, she's been very encouraging of her teenage siblings by marriage. They've started attending the Assembly of God Church in Wright. Please bear in mind this church is also known as the "Holy Rollers" in town. Speaking in tongues, having fits, etc. Jenn decided she'd go with them. While there, the minister informed the congregation that the movie "Lilo and Stitch" was gay, and thereby sinful.

Jerry Falwell announced Tinky Winky was gay because he wears purple and carries a purse. Lilo and Stitch is gay because "the boy wears a skirt." Um...he's Hawaiian, not queer. Granted, David is pretty cute for a cartoon, but NOT gay. Unless you're looking from the perspective of the Assembly of God Church in Wright, Wyoming.

How sad is your life when you are so paranoid about "those people" (no matter which group is those...) that you have to preach against Teletubbies, cartoon aliens, or other harmless characters? Why is it that we gay folk are so darned scary? It's not contagious, though that would make life so much simpler...and if not life, at least sex and dating. We're not trying to take over the world, just color coordinate it. Ahwell, perhaps I am not meant to understand the so-called reasoning of the religous (not-so-)right.

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