First it was the Southern Baptist Convention's call for a boycott of the Mouse
because of its less than Phelpsian attitude towards gays, and, oh yes, violence in its movies.
Then there was the tubby televangelist, Jerry Falwell, complaining about Teletubbies
, because he felt that one of the "Tubbies" might not be androgynous.
James Dobson decided that children had to be protected from the message of tolerance coming from Spongebob Squarepants
, because that was diverting them from the Christian message of "Love Thy Neighbor"...or something.
Having been made to look rather foolish by that, Dobson is now calling for people to boycott American Girl dolls
because the company donates money to Girls Inc.
Formerly known as Girls Clubs, Girls Inc. has been around for over 140 years supporting programs for girls. Through a leap of logic available only to Dobson, they are abortion providers or Nazis or something "bad".
Personally, I have a hard time accepting advice about morality from someone who advocates beating dogs and children.
Jack writing at Ruminate This
thinks people should buy American Girls
dolls to annoy James Dobson. While that's a good reason, the historically-themed dolls are also liked by little girls, which is another good reason.