Hold the Lions

 Gifs Sponge1For true Christian spirit, turn to this press release from the United Church of Christ who welcome SpongeBob Squarepants with open arms and no judgment. It brings a tear to my eye, it does, that these folks are using the springboard of ridiculous intolerance as a tool to stress their interest in extending love and redemption to everyone. People of good will everywhere, unite around this message. My beliefs don't coincide specifically with the UCC, but they behave as I wish all humanity does. And it seems genuine.

"Absolutely, the UCC extends an unequivocal welcome to SpongeBob," the Rev. John H. Thomas, the UCC's general minister and president, said, only partly in jest. "Jesus didn't turn people away. Neither do we."