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Gay Bob Sponge Pants is no square

January 20, 2005

BBC reports the “We Are Family Foundation” (WAFF) has done a video remake of Sister Sledge’s hit, “We are family” featuring Spongebob Square Pants, and is planning to mail it to US schools in the spring “to promote tolerance and diversity.” 

A conservative group smells a rat… a gay rat.  Or more correctly, a gay sponge named Bob in square pants.  Apparently, Mr. Pants is gay.  At least, he’s popular with gays, and what else do you expect from a guy named “Pants?”

“We see the video as an insidious means by which the organisation is manipulating and potentially brainwashing kids,” Paul Batura, a spokesman for Focus on the Family, told the New York Times.

James Dobson even singled out the squishy one in a black-tie dinner in Washington.  But Pants’ creator Stephen Hillenberg responds that “Sponge Bob is not gay.”

The conservatives probably are right: the video probably is a vehicle to promote tolerance and acceptance of homosexuals.  Among others.

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  1. January 21, 2005 at 00:52 | #1

    What is it with conservatives and children’s programming?  I swear all this “tinky-winky is gay!!!” “sponge bob is gay!!! is starting to seem to me to be some kind of Freudian projection or something.  Cartoons are cartoons, how can an imaginary, often asexual/androgynous, illustrated character have a sexual orientation?  I think homophobes are gay.

  2. Lucas Wiman
    January 23, 2005 at 22:58 | #2

    Sponge Bob Squarepants also holds hands with his male roommate.  Truth be told, though, the show isn’t so much gay as insanely weird.  I think this has the conservatives worried.  “Oh no, this episode didn’t make much sense either.  It must be some kind of gay plot to recruit our young men.”

  3. January 23, 2005 at 23:09 | #3

    LOL!  Mr. Pants may have a close relationship with his roomate but something tells me it’s a platonic one:
    squarepants.jpg

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