CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The headline declares, "Take caution in teaching children about the Easter Bunny and other fanciful characters." Apparently, Peter Cottontail and fellow rodent Mickey Mouse have now landed somewhere on the threat scale with gay marriage and the dreaded homosexual agenda. Some might think it's a bad rap to hop on the Easter Bunny (check out the video). But there's concern that fairy tales and Disney cartoon characters can erode the Christian faith:
"How did we get to the point where Christian parents routinely teach their small children to believe in imaginary characters like the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and Mickey Mouse ?"
"Perhaps it seems like a stretch to consider a small child's relationship with the above named characters as worship, so let's take a closer look. Most of these personae are described as having supernatural powers such as: delivering goodies to deserving children around the world in one night, having omniscience that allows them to know when a child has been bad or good, or that they have to put a tooth under the pillow that night . . . And if you have ever made a trip to one of the Disney parks you know that you are surrounded with images of an icon that has now reached generations, and like a Mecca, brings devotees in droves from around the world. Mickey is revered by tens of thousands of children in a way that should be reserved for God alone."