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Culture Wars / Cartoon Characters / Homosexuality #777716

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jan 21, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) Announcement that two Christian groups have launched a campaign against a child video based on SpongeBob SquarePants††, Barney & other cartoon characters that preaches tolerance examined; details given of the view of the American Family Assn. {AFA} & Focus on Family that it is a cunning attempt to promote homosexuality, especially the Website's tolerance pledge that includes people with different sexual identities & offers a reading list. [We Are Family Foundation Nile RODGERS†- talks about the message of unity.] [AFA's Stephen BENNETT†- worries about the message of the pro-homosexual stance.] [Radio host Michael MEDVED†- suggests his fellow conservatives declare a moratorium on attacking cartoon characters.]

Jennings, Peter;
Harris, Dan

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