Uber-conservative Christian site WorldNetDaily recently published a hard-hitting investigative report
into Hasbro's downloadable PC title The Game of Life
, an adaptation of a board game created by Milton Bradley in 1860. Their qualm with the game stems from the fact that it allows players to have same-sex marriages. A WND representative elocuted his or her hang-up with a review on the game's hosting site
, explaining, "Many sections of society accept this as normative, but many also would consider this too mature a theme for children. Others would consider this downright offensive."
According to the WND report, one unnamed "concerned mother" found that the inclusion of same-sex marriages raised questions in her six-year old daughter that she wasn't ready to answer. She posted a similar review containing these concerns, which was quickly deleted by an administrator for being "inappropriate." Her response to this censorship is where the story really jumps the shark -- "I had no idea how insidious they were being with pushing the homosexual agenda," she explained to WND.
It's great when parents keep an eye on their youngsters' gaming habits, especially when they play said games with them. We understand a parent not wanting to discuss sexuality with a toddler -- what we don't
understand is how the mere inclusion of same-sex marriages in the PC version of Life
is the same as endorsing, or insidiously pushing
, an "agenda." As WND concedes, even the original Life
board game allowed players to bond two same-colored (and similarly gendered) pegs in holy plastic matrimony.