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Focus On the Family Issues A Sexy Santa Alert

Jim Burroway

December 3rd, 2009

They’re not amused:

GLSEN’s fundraiser invitation says the play depicts “Santa in his heartfelt struggle to reconcile his romantic relationship with Italian toy maker Giovanni Geppetto.” Pictures on a Web site promoting the production depict Santa in not-so-subtle sexually suggestive situations. The play also mocks those who support traditional values.

It’s sad that GLSEN, which claims that it wants to protect kids, has chosen to use a fundraising tool that perverts the innocence of Christmas and sexualizes the longtime, child-revered icon of Santa Claus.

Goodness, no! We can’t have the gays sexualizing a fictional character. That’s the catwoman’s job!

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Emily K
December 3rd, 2009 | LINK

This reminds me of a riff from the MST3K episode “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” in a scene where newspapers with headlines are spinning off the presses. Tom Servo says: “‘Village Voice – Santa’s Outing’?? What?!”

(@ 6:43 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1O_2M00-ohs&feature=related)

Ray
December 3rd, 2009 | LINK

But I thought Santa was fake and the War On Christmas Campaign was supposed to weed out the fake stuff. Now they’re defending the fake stuff? I wish they’d make up their minds!

Rebecca
December 3rd, 2009 | LINK

What Ray said.

Elise
December 3rd, 2009 | LINK

Well is anyone really surprised? Remember kids, Santa rearranged spells Satan.

Christopher Waldrop
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

Emily K, thank you for mentioning MST3K’s “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians”, which I just recently listened to again (that’s becoming a holiday tradition for me).

But aside from Focus On The Family being, er, focused on something so unimportant, why aren’t they complaining about the song “Santa Baby”? Or, for that matter, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”. The first is extremely suggestive, and the second is…well, it’s all about the kids seeing Santa making out with someone who’s definitely not Mrs. Claus.

Paul in Canada
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

Brilliant move to add in the old video clip! Now let’s see, people starving, dying of disease that easily preventable, wars, wars and more wars… yes, Focus certainly has their priorities straight this holiday season!
Sheesh!~

gregory brown
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

I’ve always had strong suspicions about Gepetto, anyway.

Timothy Kincaid
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

Darn it. I looked for those pictures depicting “Santa in not-so-subtle sexually suggestive situations” and couldn’t find them. Drats!!

Christopher Waldrop
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

Timothy, years ago someone sent me a card with a picture of Santa stretched out on a rug wearing nothing but his red cap, glasses, and a smile. It was not, however, an ad for GLSEN or any other organization. And please forgive me for not going looking for it. I love Santa as much as anybody, but not like that…

GreenEyedLilo
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

They’re so right. That’s as bad as labeling Spongebob Squarepants, a fictional cartoon character based on an asexual organism, gay.

Matt
December 4th, 2009 | LINK

Next, they’ll have shocking pictures of Santa and Tinky Winky cavorting. LOL

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