LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. AND SPONGEBOB….Focus on the Family’s head honcho James Dobson may disapprove of SpongeBob Squarepants for the cartoon character’s alleged promotion of homosexuality/tolerance of gays/possible homosexual orientation (the exact charge is a bit unclear). But the United Church of Christ has stepped out solidly in support of SpongeBob. You can read all about SpongeBob’s visit to UCC headquarters and view his photo diary at the denomination’s website. Says the UCC’s general minister and president Rev. John Thomas, “Jesus didn’t turn people away. Neither do we.”
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