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This month one of my childhood heroes marked his 78th anniversary in the entertainment business—Popeye the Sailor. Popeye made his debut on Jan. 17, 1929, in a comic strip in the New York Evening Journal. I got to know Popeye through his “moving pictures,” the cartoons that were shown on the Officer Don television show […] Read More

Focus on the Family chairman James Dobson is waging a media campaign to counter what he claims are inaccurate reports that he said SpongeBob SquarePants is gay. “It is not unusual for me to be unfairly criticized by the secular media, but rarely have I been subjected to a more mean-spirited, inaccurate and sarcastic diatribe […] Read More

Dobson ‘Outs’ SpongeBob

In the latest sex scandal soaking up media attention, an evangelical leader “outed” SpongeBob Squarepants, prompting headlines questioning whether the Nickelodeon cartoon character is gay. The New York Times first reported remarks by Focus on the Family founder James Dobson at a black-tie event celebrating President Bush’s inauguration Tuesday night in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 […] Read More