Balls to cure the gays!

Focus on the Family has big holiday plans.

Published November 23, 2005 12:22PM (EST)

Cheers to Shakespeare's Sister for calling out Focus on the Family honcho James Dobson on the inanity of his big Thanksgiving plan to cure homosexuality and depression through faith-based healing.

Dobson and crew have announced plans to distribute 5,000 balls at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, each of them emblazoned with the Web site address for, an advice site for those looking to turn things around with the help of James Dobson's God.

Shakespeare's Sister writes, "I like the concept of throwing balls in peoples faces to try to cure them of homosexuality," yet, she suggests, perhaps Dobson et al. should throw out the balls idea in favor of snowglobes featuring self-flagellating gay men and women. "Not only would it be a stronger message," she writes, "but I bet people would pay more attention if they were concussed by an anti-gay tchotchke."

She titles the post "Happy Wanksgiving!"

By Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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