Penguin Propaganda

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You can’t make this stuff up.  Here’s an interview between film critic Michael Medved and Focus On The Family’s James Dobson.  There discussing the animated children’s film Happy Feet:

MEDVED: And then there’s this whole subtext, as there so often is, about homosexuality. Not that the penguins are gay — they’re not gay — but the one penguin hero doesn’t fit in and the religious authorities — the so-called religious right in the penguin world — are very judgmental. They say, "You are not a penguin. You’re not a real penguin." And then he makes this heartfelt plea, he says, "Dad, you have to accept me as I am. I can’t change." And —

DOBSON: Are they getting at the idea that homosexuality is genetic? Is that what the subtle implication is?

MEDVED: Well, how many times do we hear that in the media? That it’s not a matter of choice, it’s not a matter of change, and my problem with that — as I understand, that there are some people, who — for whom that may be true, but they’re other people — and you and I know them — who have changed their lives and have turned around their lives.

Video here.