Barbie Sparks Criticism from Christian Group for ‘Gay Agenda’

Thu. January 5, 2006 12:00 AM by

Los Angeles, CA - A right wing Christian group has warned that Barbie is not just a child’s toy, but also a tool for the “homosexual agenda.”

The Concerned Women for America, a conservative group that “promotes Biblical values,” made the claim based on a survey on the doll’s website, which asked users whether they were “A Boy,” “A Girl” or “I Don’t Know.”

The group says the toy’s manufacturer Mattel has “overstepped a line” and accused it of joining forces with the “transgender movement.”

According to, Mattel said the reason for the neutral answer was more to do with human error than anything sinister.

Lauren Bruksch, a spokeswoman for Mattel, told ABC news that the inclusion was an oversight, since on all online polls the company tries to include a neutral answer for younger children.

In this case, the correct answer offered by the site should have been “I don’t want to say,” Bruksch said.

However, Concerned Women for America has urged its members to boycott Barbie and other Mattel products in light of the “very dangerous” issue.

Written By Danny McCoy

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