Thursday, July 20, 2006

Focus on the Family: Gone to the Dogs

James Dobson's Colorado Springs-based ministry stands firmly against same-sex marriage, gay rights initiatives and, now, mooing puppies.
On Tuesday, Focus unveiled its new "straight" puppy Web site, www.no-moo-lies.com, featuring a basset hound named Sherman, who barks as biology intended. During a news conference, a Focus employee dressed in a dog suit, who serves as a mascot at the group's visitors center, made a brief appearance.
"Dogs aren't born mooing, and people aren't born gay," a Focus news release stated.

7 comments:

Pisco Sours said...

Will someonoe volunteer to show them the video of that cat saying, "Hello!"? I can't imagine they think that's "as biology intended," whatever that's supposed to mean.

Renee in Ohio said...

Some amusing comments about the ad here. Then I found out about it being in response to a pro-gay ad. Once I saw that, it made a little more sense, but also troubled me more. Some thoughts about that here.

Jannine Maire said...

For me, the worst part of the ad was the
twisting of quotes from researchers.
Careful science and good scholarship are negated by the ridiculous claim that if you can't prove something totally, it's been disproved. What a big lie.

I suppose that's about what you can expect from a man who believes that bullying and beating your kids and dog are an expression of God's love. Most of the churchgoers in my rural area think this man is an authority! I'm appalled.

Weiwen Ng said...

disgusting. absolutely disgusting. even more disgusting is the fact that Dobson can look himself in the mirror and say he is doing the will of God.

Will said...

As I read this, my mind went back to this morning's "God Talk" program on KGO am here in San Francisco, when I learned for the first time that James Dobson's mother beat him with .. HER 16 pound GIRDLE when he was a kid growing up. Look it up on the internet, I just did to make sure I wasn't dreaming. Having been a Fundamentalist for 40 years prior to finding my home in the Episcopal Church, I believe I am credible in saying that these people (fundies) will generally say and do whatever it takes to make themselves appear to have validity, and I don't say that loosely. Just remember that he is in the same camp as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, D. James Kennedy et al.

Catherine + said...

I'm with Will! Hook, line and sinker!

Anonymous said...

It's tough sometimes to be on the "traditionalist" side of this issue, what with the likes of Dr. Dobson trying to make his point with this idiocy about dogs. It reminds me too much of Jerry Falwell's stupid comments about purple things like Barney and Tinky Winky (which made me wonder what he must have thought about "purple mountain majesties" and, yes, "the fruited plain"). On the other hand, there's the slightly more scholarly vitriol poured out daily by Dr. Virtue and his crowed. Jeesh, what's a conservative to do?