NCRM: Franklin Graham
NCRM: One Million Moms
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!