Serious, Serious Nuttery

At Heritage Foundation’s ConservativeLog: The big deal about SpongeBob they are defending wingnut attacks on SpongeBob, saying that the mainstream media “continually tries to paint religious conservatives as nuts.”

“Bottom line: Religious conservatives are not calling SpongeBob gay. They are attacking a video (remake of the song “We Are Family” that features cartoon characters) that liberals are trying to shove into schools to promote “tolerance” and “diversity.”

The post includes links to another blog. You have to read both posts to get just how absolutely nutso the right-wing cult is getting. From the other post,

“The song itself is about multiculturalism and diversity. But some things on the WAFF webpage go further, including a Tolerance Pledge which says, “I pledge to have respect for people whose abilities, beliefs, culture, race, sexual identity or other characteristics are different from my own.”

Oh, it goes even “further” than multiculturalism and diversity! It actually dares talk about respect! Well, then!

Update – Thanks to Angry Bear, I learned the definition or C.R.A.C.K.P.O.T.:

“Many, if not most, Christians understand the true message of Jesus. But there is a frightening number of so-called Christians who can be best described as creepy, rigid, arrogant, cruel, know-it-all, pompous, obnoxious and treacherous — better known by the acronym C.R.A.C.K.P.O.T.”

UpdateDavid Neiwert points out why this is not just wingnuttery, it’s more dangerous. It’s an attack on the “leftist” Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). SPLC is an organization that keeps an eye on the violent right — the Tim McVeigh types. Seeing the mainstream right now attacking the SPLC as “leftist” is very, very worrisome.