Monday, May 24, 2021

Religious right meltdown/conspiracy theories about LGBTQ-themed LEGOs make for enjoyable reading

The anti-LGBTQ industry is having a hissyfit . . . over LEGOs?

Earlier, I was cynical about the upcoming LGBTQ-themed LEGO blocks, but I am now on the bandwagon for them because of how hysterical they are making members of the anti-LGBTQ industry. The American Family Association's false news source, One News Now, featured an article about them and I found it extremely amusing.

Here is a snippet:

With the pro-LGBTQ toy being recommended for ages 18+, many critics are concerned about the actual contents inside the new product’s box and its appropriateness for youth, but the designer of the Lego set, Matthew Ashton, insists it is for all. "[I] wanted to create a simple little set with a powerful message of love, inclusivity and acceptance… so here it is! #lego love to you all!" tweeted Ashton, who is also a Lego vice president of design. He made special mention one particular Lego figure. “[I designed the purple figure to be] a clear nod to all the fabulous drag queens out there," he said, according to WND

 As seen by the above excerpt, the article itself is rather tame. The fun stuff comes in when One News Now features a sidebar of two "concerned activists" simply having fits about these LEGOs: 

 "Like no other time in American history, parents have to be alert to what is going on around their children. This culture is at war with God, and the spiritual and moral rebellion has even infected toys. Christian parents had better prepare themselves to properly disciple their kids if they have not already done so, because thousands of precious souls are at stake."  - Ed Vitagliano, executive vice president American Family Association 

 "It's apparent that even toy manufacturers are attempting to indoctrinate children by exposing them to the LGBTQ lifestyle. Why can't LEGO let kids be kids instead of glamorizing a sinful lifestyle? "LEGO is confusing our innocent children by attempting to normalize this lifestyle choice, which is not only irresponsible but also dangerous to the well-being of our children. Toy manufacturers need to remain neutral and should avoid aiming to please a small percentage of customers while pushing away conservative customers." - Monica Cole, director

Oh the drama! When do they target Bugs Bunny for all of the times he appeared in drag?

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Fox host invokes Rev. Martin Luther King during belligerent denunciation of LEGO and their new set celebrating diversity - It's just a set of LEGOs, you moron.