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Meh, I wouldnt want to tell my 2 and 4 year olds what gay means either. Unless ofcourse it means happy and gay :D
4/30/2009 12:37:44 PM
Why am I suddenly thinking of Mr. Garrison doing sex ed for the kindergarteners in that South Park episode?
4/30/2009 12:45:04 PM
I see nothing wrong with teaching kids to be tolerant early on. Besides that, teenagers that call everything 'gay' are the bane of the internet >.>
4/30/2009 12:45:42 PM
Wow, I'm having a hard time picturing Wanda Sykes in a commercial like that.
It sounds kinda cool actually, I'm off to go find it.
Edit: Didn't take much searching, one google query returned:
"That chef is so gay!"
4/30/2009 12:49:31 PM
It gets your blood boiling that they're trying to promote tolerance? If it wasn't for people like you maybe there wouldn't be a need for commercials like that.
4/30/2009 12:53:49 PM
Tell your kids that saying stuff is gay is obnoxious. And STFU.
4/30/2009 12:56:27 PM
Just tell him it means 'happy' or 'merry'. It wouldn't be a lie. The kid's only four....
4/30/2009 12:56:45 PM
"Waaaaah! They're undermining my attempts to teach my kids to hate those who are different!"
4/30/2009 12:58:34 PM
The Skeptic Wept
Seriously, you mean you have two preschoolers that never ask embarrassing questions? What are you going to do when the 4 year old asks you where babies come from? That should keep you boiling for weeks.
4/30/2009 1:00:37 PM
Thanks, hollacopter; but can anyone find/post a *non*-youtube link? <Blocked>. Thx! -r
4/30/2009 1:06:36 PM
The nerve of Nickelodeon. Teaching kids about tolerance. Oh what would Jesus do?
4/30/2009 1:08:31 PM
Why is explaining "gay" any harder than, say, explaining "married"?
Even if you believe it's a sin. "Gay is when two boys or two girls live together like a mommy and daddy and God doesn't like it."
I'm baffled by Christians who can't just believe that certain activities are sinful, they want to pretend that nobody does those things. Drinking sinful? Get insulted if someone has a glass of wine in a movie. Cursing sinful? Even the evil secular character in your Christian novel had better not say "damn".
Even if you believe being gay is sinful, calling things "gay" is still dumb, so there's no reason to have an issue with it.
4/30/2009 1:09:07 PM
While I think lovinlife4 is a bit extreme in her intolerence, the commercial is a bit extreme too.
4/30/2009 1:11:33 PM
While I think this ad campaign is slightly oblique to the larger problems of the gay community, I have to wonder about the timing of the ad myself. Did the station deliberately air it when they thought no one of consequence would be watching? Or, did they think enough of the ad's target high school audience were stoners watching Wow Wow Wubbzy?
What if this ad campaign succeeds? If the kids go back to using the term, "lame", will a group of physically impaired individuals get together to raise money for a similar "anti-lame" campaign? Stay tuned....
4/30/2009 1:20:24 PM
You silly twat. Your kid probably forgot about it within minutes.
4/30/2009 1:30:38 PM
then my 4 year old DD looks at me and asks waht gay means!!
Just tell him. Kids ask confusing questions all the time. Just explain honestly and simply. It's not going to remember it tomorrow morning anyway.
There is no reasoning this commercial should have been on, during a preschool show, after lunch...seriously, this was almost 10 hours ago and it's still got me boiling!
Oh boo hoo.
4/30/2009 1:30:49 PM
So, your saying it ISN'T immature to walk around calling everything gay?
4/30/2009 1:32:39 PM
4/30/2009 1:35:38 PM
I'm not sure which is worse, the commercial or the response...
... "Let's have a gay old time!"
4/30/2009 1:43:03 PM
Someone missed the point of the commercial.
Besides, there's always the OFF button, you know...
ETA: It was an excellent commercial, one might even call it FABULOUS!
4/30/2009 1:43:39 PM
Translation : "EVIL, TOLERANCE TOWARDS TEH GAYZ, teaching tolerance to, to, CHILDREN!!! EVIL EVIL EVIL. Help, I'm a Christian and I'm being oppressed..."
4/30/2009 1:48:49 PM
Oh great, another outraged mother. Where's the bomb squad when you need one?
4/30/2009 1:49:42 PM
U know as much as I agree that its dumb 2 call things "gay" and as a bisexual I do find it kind of offensive but it does serve a purpose. English is an expressive language. Sometimes "lame" just doesn't cut it. I dont think "gay" should be used that way anymore but there needs 2 b some kind of replacement word. English is evolving & changing naturally all the time just start using another cool word to mean something's reallly lame and it will catch on and replace "gay". Just don't tell everybody you're trying to replace "gay" or tell people who use "gay" that they should be using your word instead or else the new word itself will be considered extremely lame. And dont expect change over night. Words evolve and change gradually.
4/30/2009 1:50:49 PM
"English is evolving & changing naturally all the time just start using another cool word to mean something's reallly lame and it will catch on and replace 'gay'"
How about "Jesusy".
As in: "He's wearing sandals in December. How Jesusy."
4/30/2009 1:55:07 PM
Why do fundies hate explaining things to kids?
My 6-year-old brother asked me why people had to die. It wasn't fun to explain, but that's part of being a responsible big sister.
If you don't want to explain things, don't have kids.
4/30/2009 2:01:30 PM
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