Ken Avidor and Pam Spaulding tip us off that Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has requested a $500,000 earmark for "Minnesota Teen Challenge", an organization that distributes pamphlets urging teens to stay away from the Satanic influences of Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Korn. Getting kids to not listen to Korn is a fine thing to do, but it doesn't look like the organization is doing this out of enlightened cultural tastes. And even if they were, the meager hipster points you score by being anti-Korn are swamped by your losses from dissing on Buffy. And then when start dissing on gay people, well, I can't get behind that.
In any event, I'm willing to run on the assumption that Klobuchar herself isn't personally a fan of these retrograde cultural sentiments and will rescind the earmark when she figures out what these people are up to. If anybody lives in Minnesota or knows Klobuchar's people, please do your part to make this happen.
Coincidence: I began, earlier today, re-watching Buffy from episode one. Verdict? Still good.
Until recentely their was no politcal cost to funding christianists and their agenda. People are starting to realize how bigoted and harmful many of these programs are towards the population as a whole. Plus it seems that christians used to run soup kitchens and homeless shelters. Now they seem to spend money on abstinence programs and gay cure programs.
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