Don’t they Listen to the tape?

Here’s another case of some members of the news media taking something that someone says and making up their own ending.

Dr. James Dobson of Focus and the Family said last week that an organization that pushes an agenda of promoting homosexuality to school kids as “normal” had enlisted SpongeBob Squarepants for a video to be distributed to public and private schools.

Dr. Dobson made the comments in Washington. I’ve read what he said, the context of his comments and then I’ve heard what some members of the national media say he said.

Matt Lauer of the Today Show suggested that Focus on the Family made a mistake and doesn’t want to apologize for it. columnist Michael Ventre called Christians “creepy, rigid, arrogant, cruel, know-it-all, pompous, obnoxious and treacerous, better known by the acronym CRACKPOT.” And added “They are giving Jesus Christ a bad name.”

Are they and other’s who misrepresented Dr. Dobson’s comments stupid or are they simply attacking a Christian man’s integrity and beliefs to grab our attention and hoping someone will think “yeah, you tell ’em”?

The truth is, a group IS producing a DVD that they are distributing to 61,000 public and private schools to promote diversity and unity. That sounds good, unless you believe that homosexuality is not the same as race and gender. Christian parents who believe that homosexuality is a sin do not want their children to be taught IN SCHOOL AND BY TEACHERS that something called an abomination toward God (Leviticus 18:22) is acceptable.

This is not a post about whether homosexuality is or is not accepted by God. Even though I believe it is not, many will disagree with my opinion. This is about whether members of the news media actually hear what people say and their responsibility to report the truth of their comments.

Dr. James Dobson DID NOT SAY ANYWHERE in his speech that SpongeBob Squarepants is gay. Just report the facts folks. Why is that so hard??


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