Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Today In Stoopid: Franklin Graham Strikes Again

Two big events occurred this week that have religious folks and conservatives in a furor:
1] The Pope is coming to America, and
B] The Muppets are returning to network TV after forty years.
I wonder which one will cause the most ruckus and outrage among Christians and wingnuts?

Oh yeah … Muppets. And Franklin Graham is not at all happy about it and, instead of welcoming Pope Francis on his first ever visit to the United States, he took to Facebook to tear into The Muppets.

While he has yet to see one episode — his rant took place before the show aired last night — Graham said the show, which might be more mature than it was four decades back, should be "off limits" because it "promotes sin":
"ABC is premiering a new 'mature version' of the Muppets that reports say will cover a range of topics from sex to drugs to 'interspecies relationships' … It sounds to me like the whole show should be off limits! Hollywood seems to be in a frenzy to see what new moral low they can reach in their programming. Their agenda is to promote sin to a younger and younger audience. … The Bible says, 'Woe to those who call evil good and good evil.' That goes for Kermit the Frog as well!"
Yes, he said that. And, of course, because crazy isn’t just a thing for wacknut Christians with too much time on their hands, the wacknut conservative group, One Million Moms, actually more like 79,148 according to the ‘Likes’ on their Facebook page, joined in begging folks not to watch the Muppets because …

Kermit doesn’t wear pants.

Yes, keep the kids away, shield the eyes, because a frog Muppet is on TV without pants.

Donald Duck, beware; you’re next!
NCRM: Franklin Graham
NCRM: One Million Moms


the dogs' mother said...


Frank said...

I think I liked the old version better because the humor was often over the heads of youngsters. Last night's show made me yawn. Probably won't give it a 2nd chance.

anne marie in philly said...

asshats all around!

Professor Chaos said...

Nice to know that God has nothing better to do than to damn a felt puppet to an eternity in Hell.

Helen Lashbrook said...

One Million Moms sounds very much like the late much mourned (among those of a similar mindset) Mrs Mary Whitehouse (and most definitely don't forget the Mrs) who wanted to be the sole arbiter of what the British nation watched on TV. The filth she uncovered back in the sixties and seventies had to be seen to be believed (she had a vivid imagination, I give her that much).

Biki Honko said...

Sigh. If they don't like what's on the TV, dont watch!