March of the Conservatives: Penguin Film as Political Fodder – New York Times

A Penguins-as-Christians allegory? I can see that – they both have brains the size of a pea… Shame no one is making the link to the penguins-as-responsible-gay-parents allegory. Sorry, would that spoil the “Christian” spirit of it all?

Other religious conservatives have seized on the movie as a parable of steadfast faith. In Sidney, Ohio, Ben Hunt, a minister at the 153 House Churches Network, has coordinated trips to the local theater to see the film. (He describes the organization as a Christian denomination with nine churches spread over Ohio and Minnesota.)

“Some of the circumstances they experienced seemed to parallel those of Christians,” he said of the penguins. “The penguin is falling behind, is like some Christians falling behind. The path changes every year, yet they find their way, is like the Holy Spirit.”

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