Ogre Pride Day isn’t until June, though

This post was written by Friday blogger Annie Reid.

I’ve made plenty of jokes about the right’s fanatical fear of gays, and how every other week, someone is issuing a hysterical cry about another cartoon character being gay or gay-friendly. It’s a relief, frankly, to know that I don’t need to work so hard at pointing out how ridiculous it is. The Traditional Values Coalition issues the following warning:

Parents who are thinking about taking their children to see “Shrek 2,” may wish to consider the following: The movie features a male-to-female transgender (in transition) as an evil bartender. The character has five o’clock shadow, wears a dress and has female breasts. It is clear that he is a she-male. His voice is that of talk show host Larry King.

I couldn’t do better than that if I tried.


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