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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Flintstones Are 'Way Too Gay'

That's why I think ultra-fundamentalist groups like the so-called Focus on the Family should be banned!
 
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Flintstones Are 'Way Too Gay'
Fred and Barney should be banned because they are virtually
inseparable, are never seen wearing pants and live together in the
suggestively-named town of Bedrock, complains a conservative activist
 
WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Andy Borowitz
Newsweek - The Borowitz Report
Updated: 12:51 p.m. ET Feb. 8, 2005
 
Feb. 8 - The ongoing campaign against alleged gay icons in animated
cartoons continued today as a newly formed conservative group demanded
that television stations stop broadcasting "The Flintstones" at once.
 
Harland Devane, leader of the group Focus on the Flintstones, said at a
press conference in Washington, D.C. today that his organization was
issuing the demand because, "Quite simply, everything about 'The
Flintstones' is way too gay."
 
The conservative activist distributed a memo itemizing over 50 ways in
which the self-styled "modern Stone Age family" series promotes
homosexuality, but left little doubt that most of his concerns centered on the
relationship between the two main characters, Fred Flintstone and
Barney Rubble.
 
"Their relationship is more flagrantly homosexual than anything in
Oliver Stone's 'Alexander,'" Devane said.
 
He pointed out that Fred and Barney are virtually inseparable, are
never seen wearing pants and live together in the suggestively-named town
of Bedrock.
 
He also noted that the two men work together at a quarry wearing hard
hats and construction garb, an oblique reference to the construction
worker in the classic disco band "The Village People."
 
"Do I believe they are gay icons?" Mr. Devane said.  "I abba-dabba-do."
He added that Focus on the Flintstones' efforts will not stop at
banning the cartoon series from U.S. television stations, telling reporters
that the group is also "taking a close look" at Flintstone-related
consumer products such as Flintstone vitamins and cereal.
 
"We are very uncomfortable with Fruity Pebbles," he said.
 
Elsewhere, President Bush announced a budget of $2.57 trillion, most of
which will go to paying for last month's inauguration.
 
 
C 2005 Newsweek, Inc.

 

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