Happy Wanksgiving

Have I ever mentioned that I think James Dobson is an utter wanker? I think I might have. His newest plan to spread homobigotry, one of the cornerstones of his faith-based hate empire, is truly a doozy:

Focus on the Family has announced plans to distribute 5,000 balls during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to promote a website it operates that claims homosexuality is a disorder that can be changed through faith.

The balls - called "stress balls" are part of a major effort by FOF reach a wider audience during the holidays. Each ball carries the name of its advice site http://www.troubledwith.com/. The Web site also carries faith-based advice on topics ranging from eating disorders to depression.

The balls will be tossed out by volunteers along the route and is not part of the official parade. Because they will be on public property there is little Macy's can do.
I have to admit, I like the concept of throwing balls in people’s faces to try to cure them of homosexuality.

[Web site creator Steve Walters] said the timing of the ad campaign was no accident.

"It's supposed to be the happiest time of the year, but for a lot of people it's just a reminder that things aren't working out so well in their lives," he said.

“Too many people are living their lives in quiet desperation, hurting and struggling through troubling situations because they just aren’t sure where to turn for help.”
Exploitation of the vulnerable is especially charming during the holidays. I think, however, they ought to reconsider the balls idea and instead throw snow globes with little figures of gays flagellating themselves for their sinfulness. Not only would it be a stronger message, but I bet people would pay more attention if they were concussed by an anti-gay tchotsky.

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